Sebastian’s 1st Day of School!

1st Day of School

Today is the day! It is Sebastian’s first day at school. Like thousands of parents I took him in to school, found his peg and ushered him inside the classroom. He didn’t look back! He is so ready for school, keen to join his big brother and sister and of course see all his friends from Nursery. It felt very strange being in that classroom which was filled with children I taught at pre-school just 6 weeks before. They all… Continue Reading “Sebastian’s 1st Day of School!”

Helping Your Teenager Find and Prepare for their First Job

An important transition that will have your teenager feel like part of the adult world is their first job. It allows your daughter/son independence, teaches them about responsibilities and money management and is a really good idea so long as they have the time to continue focusing on their studies and social life. Working through your teens also provides you with valuable work experience which can be invaluable for future job searches e.g. to help them through university and beyond.… Continue Reading “Helping Your Teenager Find and Prepare for their First Job”

Kids and Summer Day Camp: What Parents Need to Know

Cub Camp

As summer approaches and kids will be on school vacation, parents wonder what to do to keep them active and safe. There are a few options, depending on the age of the kids. You can hire a babysitter or put your kids in daycare. Perhaps you can send them to their grandparents for a week or two. There is a perfect solution for your dilemma, and it’s summer day camp. Benefits Of Summer Day Camp While at camp, your kids… Continue Reading “Kids and Summer Day Camp: What Parents Need to Know”

10 Of The Best Back To School Deals


It’s that time of year again! The school holidays are finally winding down, the remnants of summer are fading away, and parents up and down the country are scouring shopping centres in the hope of finding a few ‘back to school’ deals. Luckily for you, you’ll be able to avoid any frantic last minute shopping this year, because I’ve been searching for all of the best deals on your behalf, and you can find them listed here. Up To 15%… Continue Reading “10 Of The Best Back To School Deals”

How to Use Stationery as an Educational Aid


Teachers have many tricks and tips up their sleeves when it comes to teaching their pupils, but one thing that’s often overlooked is the educational value of the stationery drawer. Whether it’s a sheet of coloured paper, a ruler or a set of colouring pencils, you’d be surprised just how useful stationery is! So, if you want to use it as an educational aid, here are just a few ideas… You could use coloured pens for… …capturing attention Coloured pens… Continue Reading “How to Use Stationery as an Educational Aid”