• childcare vouchers

    WHY WE NEED TO LEARN FROM OUR NORDIC NEIGHBOURS REGARDING CHILDCARE

    March 22, 2018 admin

      So, you decide to have a family.  Great.  You are given maternity leave.  Great.  You are then told you need to go back to work or you decide to continue with your career.  Great.  You then search for childcare that you can afford.  Not so great.   The UK has the most expensive childcare models in the developed world.  It costs on average £218 a week for full time care.  The cost is every increasing, yet wages don’t keep…

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  • driving kids to school

    A GUIDE TO THE SCHOOL RUN

    March 9, 2018 admin

    Mornings can be a stressful time of day – sleeping in, getting ready, rushing around trying to make sure you don’t leave anything behind. Then comes the added stress of sitting traffic, hoping you manage to make it on time. The same applies to the school run, except you are now responsible for more than just yourself. According to a recent survey, 77% of parents describe the school run as more stressful than work or grocery shopping, and 80% confessed to losing their temper…

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  • keeping children's eyes healthy

    TOP TIPS TO HELP YOU KEEP YOUR CHILDREN’S EYES HEALTHY

    January 16, 2018 admin

      My two children, who are now teenagers both wear glasses.  They have done from a very young age.  In fact, my eldest did have to wear a patch during the evenings too.  This may seem a little daunting but recognising early signs of eyesight problems and dealing with them is important for their later vision.   While we all lead very busy lives, it’s crucial to be aware of any signs that your child might have a problem with…

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  • learning a second language

    5 TIPS TO HELP YOUR KIDS LEARN A SECOND LANGUAGE

    December 19, 2017 admin

    Only 7.7% of the UK population can speak another language fluently. Second languages are best learnt from early childhood when the brain is already in the process of learning new words and phrases. Below are some reasons why your child should learn a second language.  Start early   Studies have found that children are more easily able to pick up pockets of grammar simply by hearing them repeated, whilst adults may struggle to learn these grammar rules. You don’t have…

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  • 7 SIMPLE PARENTING HACKS IF YOU HAVE TEENAGERS

    7 SIMPLE PARENTING HACKS IF YOU HAVE TEENAGERS

    October 9, 2017 admin

    Being a parent is wonderful but there are times when it can be extremely challenging.  These 7 simple parenting hacks are to help you.  The teenage years can test us to our limits.  I wanted to share some tips which I hope you will find helpful as you weave your way through the teenage years.   Conflict is normal It can be a shock and hard to accept that conflict with your teenager is normal.  Believe me I deal with…

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