Have you ever thought about who you’d love to play you if there were a film of your life?  What about those around you? Who would you select to play the key figures in your life?  It’s a question I can never answer the same way as I’ll have a current favourite film that clouds my judgment on the subject. … View Post

Key Stage 1 History: Essential Teaching Resources

Key Stage 1 History: Essential Teaching Resources

Key Stage 1 is all about your child or class finding their feet and becoming increasingly comfortable with teachers and other children at the school. It is a fun-loving, noisy and active period of time where children dramatically improve their literacy and numeracy skills, along with learning the basics of subjects like science, geography and history. … View Post

5 reasons why it may be a good idea …

5 reasons why it may be a good idea to find a tutor for your child

We all want the very best for our children. Not only in their everyday life but also their education and future careers too. This means that as parents, we are looking for ways to make things that little bit better.

Our children head off to our chosen schools in order to learn and develop their skills, but when it comes to education, things don’t have to stop there. Tutors, across a variety of subjects are there to help children who need extra support, or even an extra challenge to really maximise their potential.… View Post

Celebrating the end of school with Snapfish

Celebrating the end of school with Snapfish

Just like that, the end of the school year is approaching. I have mixed feelings about this as this year is slightly different for us.  Roo is counting down her final weeks of primary school – it doesn’t feel like two minutes since she started at the schools preschool.  I can still remember how beautiful and grown up she looked in her school uniform.  Now she is completing her SATs, preparing for one last school residential and eagerly awaiting the transition week across to high school for a taster of things to come.… View Post

Four Ways To Celebrate Your Child’s Birthday …

Four Ways To Celebrate Your Child’s Birthday Without Throwing A Party

Throwing your child a birthday party can result in a lot of stress, as well as a fair bit of damage to your bank account. Even a party for five to ten kids can lead to sleepless nights spent constructing party decorations, filling goodie bags, and baking cakes and the cost of these things, along with any other party supplies, presents, and surprises can easily set you back a couple of hundred dollars. Your children don’t need all of these things for a great birthday celebration, so consider these birthday party alternatives instead. … View Post

Six Irresistible Theme Ideas for an Unforgettable 21st …

Six Irresistible Theme Ideas for an Unforgettable 21st Birthday

Turning 21 is a big deal. You might have thrown themed parties and fancy-dress events before now, but this year it needs to be different. Your 21st birthday party should be more elegant than your 18th, but still packed with more fun and silliness than you might get away with at your next milestone birthday (that’s your 30th – eek!)

Here is shortlist of playful and grown-up themes for venue, décor, menus and outfits that will help you celebrate your birthday with an incredible evening that you and your guests will never forget.… View Post

Indestructible Treads Shoes for Boys

Indestructible Treads Shoes for Boys

When it came time for Roo to start school I can remember my mum friends advising me to buy a few spare sets of uniform but not to spend a fortune.  Instead, save the money to purchase good quality school shoes.  The best possible ones that we could afford as these were the most important item of school uniform. … View Post

How much sugar do your children’s Easter …

How much sugar do your children’s Easter chocolates really contain?

Fun though it can be to treat your children with chocolate at Easter, you could still be concerned about that confectionary’s nutritional content. Recent research by Simply Education, an agency which matches teaching staff to schools around the UK, appears to vindicate such concern.… View Post