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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Children’s dreaded H word – Homework

It is important to understand what essential homework is, and when it is due! Sounds simple, but I’ve noticed a growing number of parents who are unsure about what they need to get involved with and  to what extend. What homework should your child be doing alone, and how...

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How to help your child learn to read…

Basic literacy in the early years involves letters, sounds and words. Develop your child’s ‘sight’ vocabulary – this means help your child recognize the shape and meaning of whole words. Make them phonic aware – help show them the link between sounds and letter patterns. E.g : pin,tin,sin,fin etc...

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How do you teach your child how to read?

Basic literacy in the early years involves letters, sounds and words. Develop your child’s ‘sight’ vocabulary – this means help your child recognize the shape and meaning of whole words. Make them phonic aware – help show them the link between sounds and letter patterns. E.g : pin,tin,sin,fin etc...

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