Childcare and schools

On another education related post, a recent news story highlights the Education Secretary’s call for Schools to Provide Childcare. ‘Reasonable steps’ should be taken to provide childcare for the whole length of the working day  – including term time and holidays! What a wonderful thought I’m sure you’re thinking!...

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Teacher training in ‘Crisis’

I’m sure you’ve all seen the ‘Educating’ series on TV this year. Whether its Yorkshire or Cardiff, the popular TV programme is actually raising public awareness towards the real problem hitting our schools and colleges. As we have grown to love and respect the teacher figures in these series,...

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Is nature better than TV?

In an age of social media such as Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, the internet especially Google, television and YouTube, is it actually important to be able to physically know what bugs or worms look like, or the fact that butterflies come from caterpillars? In my opinion, it does. If we...

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Eating Disorders

We often hear about eating disorders in the news, and frankly I find them alarming! Having read up on the matter, I think we should start addressing it much earlier than we are! Children should be taught about health and fitness from a very young age! Food Tech and...

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Bonding with your baby

This issue is very topical at the moment, with new NHS statistics making the headlines. According to a recent poll, one in five women suffer psychologically in the first year of giving birth. Rather dishearteningly, nearly half of NHS groups fail to provide a service for such women. Bonding...

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Is the 11+ exam getting harder ?

Have you experienced the ‘dreaded’ 11+ exams?! There are now more children than ever applying to sit the 11+ exams which is making the competition even harder. There are also beliefs that the exams are becoming ‘tutor proof’ which can also create difficulties with preparation. Children are being asked...

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You can study everywhere!

These two young monks were pictured studying in the morning light! A good lesson that all you need is motivation to study, you can even do it in a barn! (Photo credits:  The Sunday Times / Georgia Darlow)  

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A lovely friendship story from the sea

  Have you seen this news story in the newspapers? Do you know what it is about? Many sperm whales have washed up on our shores recently and the scientists don’t really know why! What we do know is that it seems whales communicate with each other in a...

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Choosing the right nursery

Hi Mums, this blog is about choosing the right nursery for your child, the different costs involved, what you can hope to get out of nursery and how well your child should be prepared for school, once they have been at nursery. BUT is a nursery the right choice...

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