This year is the Year of Engineering a government initiative that The Holiday Makers are part of, are hoping to change this by inspiring children (aged 7-16) to learn more about engineering.  Through a series of fun activities and challenges that they can complete at home with their parents and/or friends. … View Post

Travelling with young children

Travelling with young children

From when Roo was little we have always been a family who has jumped in the car on a trip to one place or another.  I think a mixture of getting both Roo and Tigger used to travelling and some top tips I’ve learnt along the way has made travelling with young children easier.… View Post

Top Tips For Preparing for Weaning

Top Tips For Preparing for Weaning

As a parent, one of the most difficult tasks that you’ll have to prepare for and overcome early for your baby is being able to wean them successfully. While there aren’t any ‘one-size fits all’ approaches. There are different suggestions and tips that may help you along the way. If you are searching for a bit of guidance for some top tips for preparing for weaning your child, here are a few to help get you started.… View Post

Parenting Problems – What No One Told You About …

Parenting Problems – What No One Told You About Raising a Child

Being a parent doesn’t come with a set of instructions, and every child is different. The best a parent can do is be present for their children and to try their hardest to get it right using what they have learned from their own lives, their parents, and their support group. It’s not a perfect process, and parents will make mistakes. However, at the end of it all, the best compliment a parent can receive is their children asking them for advice on how to raise their own children.… View Post

A Guide to Raising Bilingual Kids

A Guide to Raising Bilingual Kids

More and more couples from different ethnic groups are setting up home together and this introduces the multilingual aspect, as any children will be exposed to two separate languages. There are certain things one must understand when bringing up a child in a multilingual environment and we will examine them.… View Post

How Adoption Affects a Family

How Adoption Affects a Family

Many adoptive parents are already parents to their own children. There are many reasons why parents with a ready-made family choose to adopt. No matter what the reasons, welcoming an adopted child into the family comes with rewards and challenges. How can you navigate issues while harnessing all of the opportunities it brings?… View Post

The Fostering Process

The Fostering Process

The foster process can seem, on the surface long and daunting but the truth is, it is an interesting journey.  Becoming a foster carer means taking a look at the bigger picture of what you and your family can offer a looked after child. With foster carers needed from all walks of life, what is it that you need to know?… View Post

What Types of Fostering Placements are There?

What Types of Fostering Placements are There?

Every child is different. Every foster child has a different set of needs and for this reason, fostering agencies look to foster carers to provide various types of fostering placement.  During the application process, soon-to-be foster parents will decide what kind of placement they think they can provide. Likewise, as carers become more experienced and trained, they may offer different types of placement. … View Post

What Training is Offered to Foster Carers?

What Training is Offered to Foster Carers?

Foster carers are skilled people, something that is gained from training opportunities offered by the fostering agency they choose to work with. The training covers a range of topics, in an effort to help foster carers provide the safe, stable and nurturing home that a traumatised child needs. But what does foster training ‘look’ like?… View Post