Articles written by Maria Brett

How Long Should Babies Nap During The day?

How Long Should Babies Nap During The day?

It’s a well-known fact that for the first few weeks of their lives babies do little except feed and sleep. But even as they grow, daytime naps remain important for babies and young toddlers. Getting too much or too little sleep during the day will have a knock-on effect and stop your baby from sleeping

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Getting Sacked - Know Your Rights

Getting Sacked – Know Your Rights

If you face being sacked from your job then you need to know your rights. While you deal with the financial and emotional trauma of being fired, it’s important to know where you stand. Dismissal Employers are obliged to give you a valid reason for your dismissal and act reasonably under the circumstances. They must

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Easy Cooking Projects For Kids

Easy Cooking Projects For Kids

The idea of getting kids involved in the kitchen can be pretty daunting. Not only do you have all those sharp, hot and downright dangerous hazards lurking everywhere you turn, there is also the thought of the mess they will inevitably make (and that no doubt you’ll be landed with cleaning up!) However, there are

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Teaching Children Positive Values

Teaching Children Positive Values

Positive values are an important part of forming character. Not only do they encourage your child to act in a way you’re proud of, they also help kids react appropriately when faced with big decisions. Key positive values children need to develop and socialise well include: caring, honesty, integrity, equality and responsibility. Teaching children these

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Saving For A Wedding

Saving For A Wedding

The average UK wedding now costs a staggering £21,000 so it’s hardly surprising that most couples choosing to marry need some time to save up before the big day. Set a budget Yes, we know this seems incredibly dull but it’s important that you know how much cash you’re going to have to spend. The

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What Is Phonics?

What Is Phonics?

Most parents of young children will have heard the term ‘phonics’ and be aware that they have something to do with letters and words. Sounds Phonics is a well-used method of teaching children to read. The system teaches children to read letters the way they sound so that they can use them to put words

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