Your role in your child's education

  • Financial help if your child has a disability

    Financial help if you have a disabled child

    It can be tough to make ends meet for those families where a parent or child is disabled. Financial help is available from the government but it is not automatically granted. If disability affects you or a member of your family, then read on to find out more about your right to financial assistance. Change

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    Understanding childcare options

    Understanding childcare options

    When children arrive in your world it’s a dead cert that at some point you will need childcare provision. Even families with a stay-at-home parent need to fall back on third-party care for the kids occasionally, so what are the options? A lot depends on your circumstances and budget, here are the most common forms

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    What to do if your child can't settle in school

    What to do if your child can’t settle in school

    We all want to protect our children but this can become problematic when they start school. Not only are they out of our sight for over six hours each day, they’re often not very forthcoming in telling parents about their day. If your child still hasn’t settled after starting at primary, moving to secondary or

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    late for school

    How To Apply For A School Place In England

    Your involvement in the school placement lottery in England begins in earnest in the year before your child is due to start in primary or secondary education. Many parents will have begun their investigations long before this, sounding out schools and other parents about catchment areas, child preferences, reputations, and the general desirability of each

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    Breastfeeding when returning to work

    Breastfeeding when returning to work

    If you’ve got off to a great start with breastfeeding then you may be reluctant to give up when you return to work after maternity leave. The good news is that you don’t have to. It may take a little more planning that just latching your baby on when she’s hungry but it’s definitely doable.

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    having bipolar and work

    Having Bipolar and work

    Being diagnosed with bipolar disorder can have a huge impact on your life, not least in the workplace. However, many people with the condition hold onto their jobs and are able to work efficiently. What is bipolar disorder? Formally known as manic depression, bipolar disorder is a condition that affects your moods. You may swing

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