School

  • Childcare options for older children

    Childcare options for older children

    In the UK there is no law that states what age children can be left home alone. Many kids will be given a front door key when they start secondary school and will let themselves in to wait on their parents coming home from work. However, this isn’t suitable for everyone. Parents with a long

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    Being a proud working mum

    Being a proud working mum

    As parents we endeavour to create a lifestyle that is right not just for us, but for the family as a whole. For some mums, this means becoming a stay-at-home parent, while for others it means returning to work. There are many reasons why being a stay-at-home mum is great but it’s not for everyone

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    Do working parents find life harder now

    Do working parents find life harder now

    A YouGov poll conducted last year found that over half of parents (56%) think life is harder now than it was just 20 years ago. Childcare High on the list of issues facing working parents is balancing work, childcare and home life. With more families than ever having two working parents childcare facilities and, often

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    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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    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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    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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