SATs: How to help your child manage exam stress

School Tests

It is just a few more days until SATs week 2019 and Isaac, like thousands of Year 6 students around the UK has been studying hard since the beginning of this school year. SATs are national tests that children take twice during their primary school life. Firstly, at the end of Key Stage 1 in Year 2, and then secondly, at the end of Key Stage 2 in Year 6 and are an indicator of the progress your child has… Continue Reading “SATs: How to help your child manage exam stress”

3 signs it’s time to change your career

Paperwork

The decision to veer from your chosen career path can be one of the most difficult you’ll ever make. For many people, the idea of starting from scratch at the bottom of the ladder is an altogether terrifying prospect and one that only seems to get scarier the older you are. However, times are changing, and career swaps have become more common than ever before — at any age. Take a look at the warning signs below to decide whether… Continue Reading “3 signs it’s time to change your career”

Primary School Handwriting Essentials

Nursery School

Despite the use of digital devices amongst children, handwriting is still an essential skill for pupils to learn in primary school and one that they will use for the rest of their lives. With National Stationery Week (29th April – 5th May) quickly approaching, what better time to celebrate the educational supplies that have become handwriting essentials, along with the activities that are integral to children learning how to properly write. Pre-Writing Activities Before children even reach the stage where… Continue Reading “Primary School Handwriting Essentials”

How to find the right childcare for you

Childcare

When you have children, nothing quite prepares you for the enormity of your new role and it can often feel overwhelming. Then, just when you have got used to your new role and have found your parenting feet, your maternity leave ends and you need to make the decision whether to stay at home or head back into the workplace. Finding the right childcare for you can be a tricky business as there are many different types of childcare options… Continue Reading “How to find the right childcare for you”

Treads shoes, now for girls!!

Treads Girls Shoes

I dread buying school shoes! The kids spend most of the week wearing them, so investing in a pair that are hard wearing, look great and are comfortable is a must for me. As the kids get older, they also have their own mind about what they will, and will not wear too, which only adds to the “shoe shopping” pain. Treads shoes have been designed to solve the problem faced by many parents of constantly having to replace their children’s… Continue Reading “Treads shoes, now for girls!!”