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5 Back To School Tips From Sue Atkins

Here is how parents and kids get ready for the new school year. Back to School Bedtime. About two weeks before the school term begins set a slightly incrementally earlier bedtime, and a slightly earlier morning wake-up time. This will gently bring your kids back to your normal school time... more

A Successful Transition From Reception To Year 1

The transition from Reception to Year 1 is one of the f irst big steps for your child as they make their way into the adult world. It marks the step from having fun playtime during the day to more formal and structured classes.  The transitional phase will likely... more

How To Barbecue Safely This Summer

What could be better than firing up the barbecue and sharing a delicious meal with friends and family on a warm summer’s evening? While barbecuing and dining outdoors are wonderful perks of the season, they do not come without their risks, especially if there are children present. To avoid any injuries or upsets... more

Staying Safe This Summer

With amber alerts and temperatures rising to over 30C, the UK is just shy of recording its hottest summer ever. While we understand the temptation to grab a towel, and hightail it to the beach at every available moment, there are certain dangers that come with fun in the sun.  To... more

Keeping Your Plants Alive When You Go On Holiday

We all know the importance of staying hydrated when we go away on holidays. As this also applies to the living things we leave behind, it is important to have an effective watering method in place for your plants, so you don’t arrive home to sad, wilting leaves.   Follow these guidelines to water your plants... more

Everything You Need To Know About Hiring An Au Pair

Inviting a stranger to live in your home and spend time with your children can be a daunting prospect, to say the least. However, if you find an au pair that you get on well with and who bonds with your children, you might just find that you have made a friend... more

Finding The Best Dog-Friendly Beaches In The Uk

The last thing you need is to plan a holiday or weekend trip to the beach, only to get there and discover that your dog is not allowed.   Do not despair, as we are here to make sure that doesn’t happen. Here are a few of the most beautiful, dog-friendly beaches all over the UK that... more

Garden Fun: How To Keep The Kids Busy During Summer

With the glorious summer sun shining, there is nowhere better (or cheaper) to spend a day with the kids than in the garden. Spending hours in your own personal oasis is a great way for both you and the kids to get some fresh air. From fun games to wildlife exploration, the possibilities... more