How To Help Your Child Prepare For University


As a parent, watching your child grow is both incredibly rewarding and incredibly frightening – especially when they reach adulthood, and it’s time for them to spread their wings. However,  whether that means they are going to university or seeking full-time employment, there are still certain things that you can do as a parent to help make the process easier for them.  With that in mind, here are just some of the ways you can help your child prepare for… Continue Reading “How To Help Your Child Prepare For University”

Positive Parenting: Forming the Foundations of Your Childs Personality


As parents we always want to give our kids the best start in life, and while the formal education system teaches them a lot, there’s still plenty that we can do ourselves. After all, we’re our children’s very first teachers; our attitudes and ideas are what form the basis of their likes and dislikes, and the foundations of their personality. Here are some ideas for positive things you can do to influence them.  Healthy living Health really is everything. We… Continue Reading “Positive Parenting: Forming the Foundations of Your Childs Personality”

Celebrating British Science Week with Learning Resources

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British Science Week takes place between 6th-15th March 2020 and is a ten-day celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) and there are lots of fun activities for kids to try on the website. My kids love doing experiments and finding out about the world around them and our favourite science based toys come from Learning Resources, who design and produce hands-on educational toys, games and learning resources, many of which are in the STEM realm and are… Continue Reading “Celebrating British Science Week with Learning Resources”

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”

The Cost of Learning to Drive

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When Callan turned 17 in June there was only one thing on his wish list – Driving Lessons! Finding a driving school that didn’t cost the earth was our first hurdle – when I learned to drive it cost me £9.50 per hour, these days it is more than double that!  Thankfully we found Flypass Driving School and Sue is a brilliant teacher for Callan and he is ready to take his driving test after just 20 hours of lessons.  His… Continue Reading “The Cost of Learning to Drive”