Mums & Tots: The countdown to starting school

Did you recently find out which school your child will be going to in September? If it’s your first experience of a child starting school it can be an emotional time for both you and the child. I remember when I was in a similar position a few years ago I didn’t know where to…

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STEM: How to help your kids love maths

Maths is everywhere. It’s inescapable. We use it to tell the time. To budget our shopping and pay our bills. We use it in recipes and in crafts and games and yet in a recent survey from the National Numeracy charity, 43% of people say they do not want to improve their maths and numeracy…

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SEND: Autism Awareness Month, BAPS Awards & SATs

It is finally beginning to feel like spring is here.  In fact it’s virtually verging on summer. Lately I’ve been feeling a bit blue and like many SEND parents and bloggers have been struggling with getting support for my kids.  Struggling with the stress of it all. It nearly always feels like there is a…

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Finance: Paying for private education

I’ve often heard a parent say that they will do anything for their children. How far does this go? For some the prospect of a better future for their children involves paying for their education. Are you someone that private education is non-negotiable? Or do you think that it is a waste of money? I…

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Expats: Work life & self-care

When I left home to come to the UK, in my bags I packed everything from my Ventolin inhaler, to tiger balm and my vaccination book … yes, you heard me my vaccination book. Silly, I know but I wanted to be prepared for every eventuality or any questions I might be asked. Then, within…

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