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Should kids go on expensive school trips

Should kids go on expensive school trips

Two schools have recently hit the headlines after planning week long trips to Barbados and Las Vegas. While there’s little doubt that kids would be climbing over each other to book their places, many will be disappointed as parents struggle to afford the £1,650 and £1,850 respectively, they’re expected to pay per child. Trip The

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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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Tips for helping your child succeed at school

Tips for helping your child succeed at school

As parents we all want our kids to do well in school. However, we can’t be in the classroom to support them and encourage them to do their best. But that doesn’t mean we can’t have a positive influence on kids’ behaviour and achievements while they’re at school. Get to know the school When your

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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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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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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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