Where Has Mary Poppins Gone?

Angela Spencer | Posted 26.05.2016 | UK Parents
Angela Spencer

Those that know me will know I can't resist a Disney connection but sadly this is not a fun filled article, it is a serious one that has huge repercussions for the childcare industry.

Why Many Nursery Owners Are Saying 'No More Meddling' to Government

Angela Spencer | Posted 03.04.2016 | UK Parents
Angela Spencer

I am vehemently against bringing formal education into nursery settings. There is an enormous amount of evidence that suggests children should not be in a formal educational setting until the age of six or even seven years old. Until then they should be in a nurturing, play based environment.

Turbulent Times With Twins - The First Year

Anne Marshall | Posted 28.01.2016 | UK Parents
Anne Marshall

Definitely don't look at the page with the picture of the mum tandem breast-feeding her twins, holding them up like two footballs. That page is responsible for me losing the breast pump I'd bought, over the balcony of our apartment building.

Your Baby's Microbiome: Why Birth to Age Three Is So Critical For Your Child's Health

Toni Harman | Posted 16.07.2016 | UK Parents
Toni Harman

My after-the-birth plan also went out the window. I planned to breastfeed on demand, to do lots of skin-to-skin, for my newborn to sleep in a cot beside me, for visitors to arrive only after day 7 and I also wanted to try reusable nappies.

Soulful Momma Notes Five Months In... Being Confident

Alice Grist | Posted 31.12.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Alice Grist

I've been a mother five months and I'm strangely confident. Maybe it's not so strange. Perhaps I'm hard wired for it. In my extensive experience thus far I have learned how important confidence really is for a new momma.

Whooping Cough Outbreak Deaths Rise To 10

PA | Posted 25.10.2012 | UK

The number of babies who have died in the biggest outbreak of whooping cough for 20 years has increased to 10, health officials said. Ten infants u...