How to find the right childcare for you


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”

Choosing a chair for baby’s bedroom


Decorating and furnishing a nursery is often a challenging task for parents simply because most parents do not know how to prepare for the arrival of a baby. Yes, to welcome and accommodate your loveliest family member in the house you need to prepare well in advance. It should not be a daunting task if you are aware of the few ground rules in making your baby comfortable and know about the must need furniture for a baby nursery. Some… Continue Reading “Choosing a chair for baby’s bedroom”

Cotton Wool Parenting means Outdoor Play is in Decline

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We are huge fans of outdoor play, in fact we always joke that we have outdoor children as they don’t cope well with being cooped up indoors. Shocking new research by Sudocrem, which surveyed 2,000 UK parents, found that 62% think that parents today are more over- protective of their children than previous generations. Studies have shown that the number of children who participate in outdoor play has been dramatically decreasing over the last four decades. Children of this generation… Continue Reading “Cotton Wool Parenting means Outdoor Play is in Decline”

How to make those Childcare Choices


As a childminder myself I am often asked how people find me and what makes them choose to leave their most precious possession in my care, after all there are many different types of childcare options available these days eg. family, nanny, nursery, childminder or workplace crèche (if you are very lucky) I remember looking at childcare when my eldest were little and found the experience quite daunting.  I looked at childminders and nursery schools before making my final decision which… Continue Reading “How to make those Childcare Choices”