What to look for in a primary school (by a teacher)

I can’t believe that after over 20 years of working in primary education it is finally time for me to view schools as a parent and not a teacher! My daughter is due to start school in September, so for those of you with similar aged children, you may have begun looking into which primary…Read More

Cheap & Thrifty Halloween Ideas for Kids

Half term is here for most of the UK, and for a lot of parents that means time to fill entertaining the kids which can add up to a great deal of expense. Below I list some cheap & thrifty Halloween ideas for activities in and out of the house – as well as money…Read More

Haven Perran Sands Review

Last month with my husband and 3 year old daughter, I enjoyed a 3 night weekend break at Haven Perran Sands, Perranporth. We had a fantastic time both at the Haven park and in the surrounding area, so I thought I would compile my hints and tips for anyone else. I looked up a few…Read More

Develop your child’s literacy skills using Read With Phonics

As a primary school teacher as well as the parent of a preschooler, I am well aware of the phonics programme in schools that begins in the EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage) and progresses into Key Stage 1. However, with my parenting hat on I know that once your child begins Nursery or Reception it…Read More

How to get a head start on Christmas NOW!

How to get a head start on Christmas NOW! Agh, not the C-word! It seems especially wrong to be talking about it in what is techinally still summer, (summer officially ends on September 21st after all!) and believe me, no one gets wound up more than me to see Christmas displays in shops before Halloween…Read More

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