Childcare

  • 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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    Training to work in childcare

    Training to work in childcare

    Childcare is a rewarding profession that offers the opportunity to make a real difference in the lives and education of young children. At the beginning of July 2015 Sam Gyimah, the Childcare Minister, announced that those people looking to work in the profession are to be given more help to gain the level of knowledge

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    How Does Free Childcare Work

    How Does Free Childcare Work

    In this year’s budget Chancellor George Osborne announced that working families with three- and four-year-old children will receive 30 hours of free childcare. This doubles the 15 hours parents were previously entitled to and is due to come into effect from September 2017. Current legislation At the moment all parents in England are entitled to

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    Emergency childcare for older children

    Emergency childcare for older children

    Juggling childcare and work can be a bit of challenge at the best of times, but when childcare is required at unexpected moments, things can seem to get a tad complicated. Throw an older child into the mix and you may be inclined to panic. But worry not, because things are simpler than you may

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    Should kids go to school if they are sick

    Should kids go to school if they are sick

    When I was as kid you only ever took time off school if you were really poorly. It was the days before vaccines were commonplace, a good excuse for a week off meant you had measles, or the like. A tummy ache or runny nose simply didn’t cut it. We did try it on of

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    Balancing work and home life

    Balancing work and home life

    For many working parents, balancing work and home life can seem like finding the Holy Grail. It isn’t easy juggling a successful working life with a happy family home. On one hand, you want and need to earn money, have a role outside of the family and boost your self-esteem. On the other hand, you

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