“Thank You Teacher” – Gift Ideas for the end of term

Lily O'Briens Chocolates

It is fast approaching the middle of June, which means that the kids only have a month left at school before the six week break for the summer holidays. One thing that has become part of the end of term over the last few years are “thank you” gifts for teachers, as a small token of gratitude for their hard work over the year. There are many types of gifts to choose, from personal pocket money gifts chosen by the… Continue Reading ““Thank You Teacher” – Gift Ideas for the end of term”

Fun, Educational Quizzes for Children

My kids love playing on all forms of technology and adore it when the teachers set homework on Mathletics or Spellodrome. It always amazes me how much time they will spend on there, challenging each other or playing educational games with their friends or people from other countries. As we approaching a 3 week break for the Christmas holidays, much as I think they do need a break, I also want to keep their brains ticking over so getting them to do… Continue Reading “Fun, Educational Quizzes for Children”

Why choosing how your child should be educated is an important decision


For any parent, the decision we make about our children’s education is probably the one that will have the most impact on their future lives, as well as their present happiness. A good school experience can leave them confident, outgoing, respectful of others, capable, imaginative, happy, independent and open to life-long learning. A bad school experience can leave them fearful, insecure, needy, apathetic, aggressive and depressed. This is before we even get on to exam results and how they shape… Continue Reading “Why choosing how your child should be educated is an important decision”

Turning a corner!


Isaac doesn’t have the best record at school and I have been ‘that‘ parent who the teacher wants to have a word with at the end of the day or called into school more times than I would like to admit. In fact it got to the stage where I dreaded the phone ringing or making the trip to collect him from school. We did get to the stage at the end of last year where we considered changing his… Continue Reading “Turning a corner!”

The First Day of School

Asda School Uniform

The first day of school is a huge milestone for both a child and a parent and this year sees Eliza start school. Having seen 4 other children start school you would think it would make me less emotional about it, but whilst I am happy in the knowledge that she is going to a fantastic school with wonderful teachers, it is still the end of one era and the beginning of another. Eliza is more than ready to be… Continue Reading “The First Day of School”