Top Tips for Preparing Your Child for Nursery

*collaborative post* When the day comes that you child is to attend nursery for the first time, it’s likely that you’ll be feeling all sorts of emotions. Trepidation for your child as they prepare to enter the first stage of their formal education and excitement as they begin what can be part of some of their happiest childhood memories. Preparing your child for nursery is something that should be approached from a positive standpoint. If you are nervous about it, {Read More}

The Benefits of School Trips for Children

*collaborative post* Some of your strongest memories of school days probably include at least one school trip. Whether it was that day at the zoo or the big skiing trip, you’ll likely have some fond memories of the excitement of setting out on the coach, packed lunch to hand and a feeling of freedom that a day or weekend out of the classroom brought about. School trips are vital for educational purposes but also as bonding experiences for both pupils {Read More}

Understanding Your Child’s Curriculum

*collaborative post* It’s useful for parents to have a clear understanding of the curriculum so that you can be aware of challenges as they arise. This will enable you to fully support your child as they journey through the various stages of education. The National Curriculum in England is separated into 4 key stages and how your child fits into these stages will depend on their age. We don’t include the first year of most children’s education or Reception in {Read More}

Helping Your Child with their Social Skills

*collaborative post* When it comes to social skills, some children are naturals whilst others take a little longer to learn how to get along. It’s like anything – reading, writing or speaking – there are those who pick things up quickly and those that don’t. What matters most is that all children are treated as individuals as this private prep school in Surrey says, each child has his or her own needs which should be catered to. Children of all {Read More}

Why Experiences Make Some Of The Greatest Gifts For Kids

*collaborative post* When thinking back on our childhood memories of bike rides, fireworks, family pets, and holidays will be the strongest for many of us. Sure, we all loved getting presents as well – who doesn’t? But the memories that stick tend to come from meaningful or exciting experiences. That’s why you should consider making memories when you buy your kids gifts this year. They will benefit from experiences in so many ways, and creating lasting memories is just one {Read More}

Helping Your Child Make the Most of their Education

As a parent, it is likely that you are keen for your children to perform well in school and make the most of their academic journey. Essentially, you want them to reach their full potential. However, if they don’t have your full support, it will be harder for them to find the confidence and motivation to succeed. In fact, research on the matter has discovered that the more involved a parent is in their child’s schooling, the more likely the {Read More}

Exploring STEM Subjects in the Home

*Collaborative Post* As a parent, you might have spotted the word STEM appearing from time to time, without actually understanding what it really means. STEM is basically an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths; four crucial subjects with regards to your child’s education. STEM subjects provide children with a range of key life skills that they can transfer through different aspects of their life, from solving problems to thinking critically. In addition, children who have a deeper interest in {Read More}

Glamping at Somerset Yurts – review ad

*PHOTO HEAVY* Over Father’s Day weekends, we were lucky enough to be invited to stay over at Somerset Yurts in Taunton by Emma and Mark. I was excited from the outset but Ed needed a little more convincing. Having had a couple of less than desirable camping experiences in the past, he wasn’t overly keen on trying again with the kids. However, after a little persuasion and a compromise (we asked if we could stay in one of the two {Read More}

Saving for Your Child’s Higher Education Starts Today

*Collaborative Post* If there is one thing that has secretly played on my mind in the few and far between quieter moments that us mums get to call our own, it’s the rising cost of higher education tuition fees. Seems to me like every time I turn on the news there’s a story about more and more people going into apprenticeships as a result of having been put off from higher education because of the mountain of debt they stand {Read More}

Don’t Panic! Holiday Tips for New Mums

*collaborative post AD* It’s getting to that time when you’ll be thinking about booking your summer holidays, but what if you’ve just had a child or have decided to take your little one away for the first time? It adds a whole new dynamic to your planning and can be a little bit daunting. Where to start? Don’t worry, check out these first-time tips for your next getaway. Safety First There’s no chance you’ll be able to enjoy your trip {Read More}