Month: September 2013

Free school lunches in England from next year

If you’ve got small children of school-going age, you’ll be interested to know that the powers that be recently announced that it has been decided that children in reception and years 1 and 2 in England will receive free school lunches from next September. The decision comes off the back of a recommendation made by […]

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What makes a great teacher?

Diligent, kind, enthusiastic and reliable are some of the adjectives I would use to describe a good teacher.  Personable, astute, impartial, fair and forthcoming are also up there. According to a new study by Education Scotland, the best is brought out of pre-school children who are taught by a variety of staff who possess complementary […]

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New healthy cereal for kids

Cereal – my children are subjected to it every morning… All Bran, Weetabix, Porridge and then more All Bran, Weetabix and Porridge. I try and funk said variants up with dried fruit and yoghurt but seriously – it seems that all the healthier cereals are just dead boring. The thing is, cereal is quick to […]

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Illuminated canvas art for children

I am about to venture into the realm of night time toilet training. It’s entirely scary but necessary at this stage – I think! So I am currently hunting for a night light for my girly’s bedroom – a cool night light… one that does not say ‘my primary function is to stop an almost-four-year-old […]

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