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Make the most of National Sleep-in Day

Make the most of National Sleep-in Day

The Sleep Council is urging people to make the most of their extra hour in bed this National Sleep-In Day (Sunday, October 27, the day the clocks go back) by resetting their whole bedtime routine. More than a third of all Brits survive on less than six hours sleep*, and although sleep needs differ, the… Read More…

Autumn sleep tips

Autumn sleep tips

As nights draw in and days turn cool, Autumn brings its own set of sleep challenges for those who struggle to snooze. According to The Sleep Council, while the end of long, light nights and hot stuffy bedrooms ends one set of problems, it can mean the start of others for some people. Says The… Read More…

Are you entitled to child funding?

Are you entitled to child funding?

If you are thinking of sending your child to a nursery or pre-school, you might be concerned about the fees. It is important to know that all children aged 3 and 4 are entitled to fifteen hours free childcare a week, in some circumstances, children are entitled to 30 hours, check with HMRC about your… Read More…

Peace and Quiet: how parents can make the most of the Summer holidays

Peace and Quiet: how parents can make the most of the Summer holidays

Post supplied by Character Cottages.  Many parents are stressed, tired and frantic throughout the Summer holidays when the children are off school and it can feel like they’ve taken over your life. Even if you find that you struggle for time, it’s important to take a small part of the day for alone time or… Read More…

Are you on the hunt for a nursery?

Are you on the hunt for a nursery?

It’s that time of year again when we all have to start thinking about the new academic term before we can enjoy the long summer ahead of us. For those of you with young children, you might be wondering what to do about booking a place at a nursery or pre school and this can… Read More…

Top 10 Tips for Preparing Your Child for School

Top 10 Tips for Preparing Your Child for School

Post supplied by Claire Russell. Probably one of the biggest milestones of being a parent is that of starting school and with August nearly upon us, mums and dads across the country will be counting down the days until their little one takes this massive next step while wondering nervously how they can help prepare… Read More…

Do you have a reluctant reader?

Do you have a reluctant reader?

While many of you and your children’s teachers will encourage reading and some of your kids might even be taking part in summer reading challenges, there are many children who simply don’t enjoy reading. For some it’s because they haven’t found the right book, for others it’s because they struggle to make sense of the… Read More…

10 ideas for your summer holiday

10 ideas for your summer holiday

As the great Martha Reeves and the Vandellas said: “Summer’s here and the time is right for dancing in the street”. While we don’t think that dancing in the street is particularly safe or sensible, dancing for joy at the warmer weather and abundance of free time is perfectly acceptable. Some of you may already… Read More…

Is my child entitled to free school meals?

Is my child entitled to free school meals?

Yes, we know, school might be about to wind down for the summer, but you will need to start thinking about getting prepared for the new term in no time at all. For some parents, whether their child is entitled to free school meals is a big question, so here is everything you need to… Read More…

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