Have we have lost the plot when it comes to children’s birthday parties?

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Yesterday I took part in a discussion on children’s parties on Britmums that was started as a result of the news that a father was handed an invoice to cover the cost of his son’s no-show at another childs birthday party – you can read the article here. The question was “have we have lost the plot when it comes to children’s birthday parties” No, I personally don’t think so. Some of my fondest childhood memories are of my birthday… Continue Reading “Have we have lost the plot when it comes to children’s birthday parties?”

Term Time Absence – What’s the Problem?

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Should it be possible for parents to remove their children from school during term time? With a recent toughening up of the rules on term-time absences, this issue is once again in the spotlight. We look at what is – and what isn’t considered acceptable under the latest guidelines. We also consider the possibility of a more flexible approach. When are term time absences permitted? Parents do not have a legal right to take their children out of school for… Continue Reading “Term Time Absence – What’s the Problem?”

Does your childcare cost more than your mortgage?

Yesterday is was all of the news that people were paying more on the cost of childcare than they pay on their mortgage and there were various threads on mumsnet and Facebook groups basically slating childcare providers and what they charge. I have written about this before but I was comparing Nursery costs versus Nanny versus childminder. If you don’t know, I am a childminder and I have to admit I do get incensed by people complaining about the cost… Continue Reading “Does your childcare cost more than your mortgage?”