Business sustainability - 30 hours free childcare

Tue 21 Nov 2017

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The thinking child

The ‘how’ of how we are allowed to think as a child plays a fundamental role in how we think of ourselves and the world around us as we grow up.

Jennifer McQuillan

Sun 29 Oct 2017

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Risky play is worth the risk

For children an element of risk in day to day life is important.

Jennifer McQuillan

Sun 10 Sep 2017

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Reviewed - 30 hours free childcare

I have always had an issue with the government's idea of 15 or 30 hours of free childcare, for two very simple reasons: it’s not free and it’s not actually 15 hours if you work more than 38 weeks of the year.

Kate Wilson

Sat 12 Aug 2017

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Mistakes parents make that cost kids their teeth

You think you’re giving your child all the right foods so why are their teeth full of decay? Dentist Nina Bal explains how ‘healthy snacks’ are rotting our children’s teeth and why it matters later in life.

Fiona Clark

Tue 08 Aug 2017

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Four things nurseries need for a strong team

“Teamwork makes the dream work”, as they say and it is especially true in the childcare industry. It creates a happy environment, good working conditions and continuity - the essential combination to having a reputable and sought-after nursery.

Kate Wilson

Tue 18 Jul 2017

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Dealing with nursery staff issues

Deciding on the right number of staff is probably the biggest challenge for any nursery owner.

Kate Wilson

Mon 12 Jun 2017

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How to find the right nursery for your child

It might sound crazy but with nursery places in London getting harder and harder to find, you need to be on top of it.

Kate Wilson

Thu 04 May 2017

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Three simple ways to keep the kids entertained

Easy and inexpensive ways to keep the kids occupied when they can't go outside; three different ideas for different ages.

Dash Tabor

Sat 22 Apr 2017

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Encouraging little ones to try new foods

Taste development can be a messy, frustrating, exhausting process. Here are a few of our tried and tested tips to get you started!

Wild Child Kitchen

Thu 09 Mar 2017

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London Parents and Childcare Report 2016

After becoming a mum earlier in 2016 I struggled to find a report that would help parents to understand the cost and options when it comes to childcare, so I put together a questionnaire and this report presents my findings.

Kate Wilson

Fri 28 Oct 2016

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Understanding Your Child's Drawing

Our guest blogger, Erika, analyses a child's drawing.

Erika Olah

Wed 26 Oct 2016

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Holiday with a 7 month old baby

We went to Rome in October 2016 with Bean who was 7 months old at the time. This is a little post about what to expect from travelling with a toddler.

Kate Wilson

Thu 20 Oct 2016

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Different Types of Childcare

All too often, new parents need a helping hand to understand the various types of childcare, so here is a summary which I hope you will find useful.

Kate Wilson

Mon 03 Oct 2016

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Sleep training from the perspective of the baby

So I am implementing a plan. I call it the Crybaby Shuffle.

Kate Wilson

Thu 29 Sep 2016

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EP-ing aka Exclusive Pumping

I ended up Exclusive Pumping and it worked very well for me, so I thought I would share my experience with you.

Kate Wilson

Tue 30 Aug 2016

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Expert advice as to how to help a choking child

Fortunately, fatalities from choking are rare, however it is critically important to recognise the signs and be able to help.

Emma Hammett

Thu 25 Aug 2016

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Your life during pregnancy

Pregnancy, whether you love it or hate it, whether you bloom or wilt, will have an impact on you and your emotions and relationships.

Tina Perridge

Sat 09 Jul 2016

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Overcoming post-natal depression

Don’t give up and remember that there are other sources of support.

Julie Morris

Tue 14 Jun 2016

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Sibling rivalry

Sibling rivalry is much less in families where all siblings feel equally treated. It is very hard to do, but effort must be made to keep the family peace. So here are a few helpful tips and solutions to help you help your family.

Kate Wilson

Tue 03 May 2016

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The potty training nightmare

Remember to two key words for a successful potty training: routine and praises.

Edina Rokus

Sat 30 Apr 2016

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So I have become a mum

It is the single most astonishing experience of my life. But, believe it or not, it is all worth it.

Kate Wilson

Thu 31 Mar 2016