10 Great Books for Starting School

10 Great Books for Starting School

Ok, I've lied here already, it's actually 11 books! There are just so many brilliant ones! Starting school is a big deal for little ones and their families. There can be a huge amount of change to routines, expectations and relationships so it's great to help children...

How can we prepare for school during a pandemic?

How can we prepare for school during a pandemic?

If you have a child born between 1st September 2016 - 31st August 2017 then you (hopefully) have applied for their Primary School place or are planning to do it in the next 7 days, applications close on 15th January. In just 7 short months your precious little baby...

Top ten educational gift ideas!

Top ten educational gift ideas!

How on earth is it December already? Normally I'm quite organised but this year it's not the case. There are some brilliant gift lists out there this year and a real focus on shopping small and independent. I like to do this where possible but for me it's a balance,...

Phonics SOS

Phonics SOS

 We’ve all heard of it...but does anyone actually know what it is? Ever wondered what the heck teachers are talking about in your child’s report or during parent’s evening when they mention phonics? Well, quite simply, phonics is HOW children are taught to read and...

Small Business Buys for September

Small Business Buys for September

Whether you have a child who is starting school or going back to school in September, here are four small businesses that we recommend. Going back to school in September, or starting for the first time this year is going to be a big deal after so much change and...

Transition to Reception during a pandemic.

Transition to Reception during a pandemic.

Starting School can be a scary time at the best of times let alone during a global pandemic! We understand that the whole process can seem overwhelming but it can also be really exciting even during the current situation. We're here to take some of the guessing and...

Why does my child say they’ve done ‘nothing’ every day?

Why does my child say they’ve done ‘nothing’ every day?

Hands up if your child has ever told you they did ‘nothing’ at school or pre-school? I’m fairly sure this happens 99% of the time to everyone who asks the question. It’s true in our household despite having a super chatty three year old and it happens in all of my...