Starting nursery – how to prepare your child

Starting nursery – how to prepare your child Starting nursery school is a big step for both children and their parents.  For many it will be the first time they have regular and substantial separation from each other and in addition it marks the beginning of the child’s path towards increasing independence. This often gives rise to mixed...

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Virtual holiday care

Virtual holiday care This month parents across the nation came to terms with the fact that the majority of school students will not be returning to the classrooms this term.  Many are left wondering what this will mean for them and their family.  Remote home schooling, for most children, continues to be the norm and then the summer holidays begin. ...

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Summer childcare juggle

Summer childcare juggle There is a general mixed feeling amongst parents across the country after hearing the latest news from the government with regards to lifting additional restrictions on the nation and trying to ease the economy back together. News that those sheltering in place can slowly re-enter social spaces, households can meet up once...

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Is childcare stopping for keyworkers?

Is childcare stopping for keyworkers? Key workers are doing an amazing job in keeping the country moving during the coronavirus crisis. Our heroic NHS staff are putting the health of the public above their own safety, delivery drivers and shop workers are still working hard to provide us with essential shopping and binmen are still making sure...

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Coronavirus: How do you know if you have it?

Coronavirus: How do you know if you have it? Seems like a silly question, right? After all the terrifying news footage of masked doctors and intubated patients in China and Italy you would think you’d know if you or a family member caught this potentially deadly virus. We all know the symptoms: fever, dry cough, trouble breathing. We imagine the...

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Coronavirus: Advice for nannies

Coronavirus: Advice for nannies COVID-19 and Childcare – What Should Nannies Do During these Uncertain Times? With the daily updates from the Prime Minister and senior ministers within government, the advice around COVID-19 is changing at an unprecedented pace, and this uncertainty is having a knock-on effect on much of the population.  A lot...

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Coronavirus: Supporting nannies and employers

Supporting nannies and their employers As an employer of nannies, you will probably have a lot of questions at this current time of crisis. Similarly, nannies will also be worried for their jobs and the children that they are looking after. To help allay your concerns and guide you as to the current legal situation, we have responded to the main...

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Help children anxious about Coronavirus?

How to help children through the anxiety of the Coronavirus? The Coronavirus reports are everywhere, so your children will inevitably have heard about it. With so much news surrounding the virus, it can cause anxiety. So how do you help children through the anxiety of the Coronavirus? Here we share some tips to help you talk with them, and what...

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Coronavirus: what do to if schools close

Coronavirus: What do to if schools close The novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, has officially been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organisation. There are many countries which have made the decision to close schools and colleges and cancel mass events.  The UK government have resisted pressure to do the same, and the Prime Minister, Boris...

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The reasons behind the motherhood penalty

What are the reasons behind the motherhood penalty? As a mother, do you ever have a “sliding doors” moment and ask how might my life have been different? What if I had not chosen this path and done something different instead? What would I have earnt had I not had children? One judge recently awarded £400,000 in a settlement to a wife within a...

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