Childcare

  • Thinking of home schooling

    Thinking of home schooling

    The decision to home-school is a very personal choice, many parents make it across the UK each year. At any one time, is it estimated that between 50 and 80 thousand UK children are educated in the home. The vast majority of children are educated in a formal school environment, but all parents have a

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    Are you better off working than on benefits

    Are you better off working than on benefits

    There have been plenty of headlines recently suggesting that families may be better off living off benefits rather than going out to work. But is that really the case? Is the system designed so that families can ‘earn’ more through not working? Figures The Joseph Rowntree Foundation recently looked into how much people earn on

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    Thinking of becoming a professional childminder

    Thinking of becoming a professional childminder

    Being a childminder comes with plenty of rewards. As well as having the privilege of spending time with little characters, you can work from home and usually fit it around other commitments, such as your own need for childcare. However, as you’ll no doubt be aware, becoming a professional childminder isn’t as simple as just

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    Schools role in protecting children from abuse

    Schools role in protecting children from abuse

    Child abuse is often very difficult to spot, so the more eyes and ears that are on the job the better. Schools have a very active and responsible role to play in this, as children spend a significant number of their waking hours in their care. So just how are schools equipped to help identify

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    Single parents returning to work

    Single Parents Returning To Work

    Single parents are consummate jugglers. They have to be. Adding work into the mix brings another dimension to the delicate balancing act, that is single parent life. A whole new set of challenges. Whatever your motivations for returning to work, it’s important to take things one step at a time, give you, and your children

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    School Discipline, Suspension and Exclusion

    School Discipline, Suspension and Exclusion

    Not all kids behave well all the time. For this reason, all schools have a written policy that details those standards of behaviour that are required from students. Within that policy are details of the consequences faced by children if those standards are not met. In short – what will happen if your child misbehaves

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