Pre School

Encouraging Sleep In Pre-School Children

Selina Sasse | Posted 09.11.2016 | UK Parents
Selina Sasse

Ensure that they have a calming bath or shower in their wind down routine. This will relax their muscles and give them a chance to reflect on the day so they have a calm mind for bedtime

What Happens When Your Child Starts Pre-School

Emma Critchley | Posted 30.10.2016 | UK Parents
Emma Critchley

Learning is exhausting. They will be very tired when you pick them up and this will mean that they fall asleep in the car on the way home and you are left sitting on that driveway for all of eternity.

This Little Boy's First Day Back At School Is What All Parents Want For Their Child

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 12.08.2016 | UK Parents

As any parent who has ever left their child in the playground can testify - it’s a little nerve-wracking wondering how your child will cope without ...

From Shoot 'em Ups to Emotional Intelligence: Gaming Gets Kind

Devi Clark | Posted 04.03.2017 | UK Parents
Devi Clark

I met Rosie Linder a fortnight ago. Like me, she is a middle aged mother with two children. Like me she wants to connect with her children. "I wanted a fun way to talk about emotions with my daughters. If you just ask them, they are very resistant. They feel they are being put on the spot."

Mother's Day Reflection: My Son Said His First Word Age 6. It Wasn't Mum, But I Didn't Care

Catherine Shooter | Posted 22.02.2017 | UK Parents
Catherine Shooter

How would my little boy understand his world? How would he cope? Would he ever know friendship? What would the future be? How could I possibly be there with him every minute of the day and protect him from the pain of scorn and rejection.

A Letter to a Toddler Mum From a Pre-School Mum

Crystal Lowery | Posted 15.02.2017 | UK Parents
Crystal Lowery

They say the grass really isn't greener on the other side - that each phase of parenthood is just as difficult as the last. That's simply not true. Toddlers are the worst! They are an emotional roller coaster, if that roller coaster were designed by a Steampunk Salvador Dali and operated by a 2010 Charlie Sheen.

A Dad's Guide to the Playgroup

Daniel Powell | Posted 02.12.2016 | UK Parents
Daniel Powell

As a stay-at-home Dad, I went into the curious world of the playgroup hoping that my boys could develop their social skills and learn to interact with their peers. I swiftly learnt that I needed to develop my social skills and learn to interact with my peers.

Now Is Schools' and Nurseries' Chance to Unite - and Rewrite the Rules

Purnima Tanuku | Posted 16.09.2016 | UK Parents
Purnima Tanuku

NAHT warns that schools don't have the capacity, unless they can get capital funding for extensions. And if that's forthcoming, they need time to build and get ready. For schools, providing more hours could mean offering fewer places for children.

Five Things That Will NOT Help Your Child Do Well at School

Emily-Jane Clark | Posted 20.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Emily-Jane Clark

It's fast-approaching that time of year when many parents will be preparing to send their little ones off to school or pre-school for the very first time...

Learning Through Play Is Vital to Help Children Prepare for Life Challenges

Liz Bayram | Posted 01.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Liz Bayram

We're seeing government and regulators place less and less emphasis on fostering children's emotional literacy and resilience, boosting social confidence and supporting their independence - all of which a play based-approach to learning delivers. These are vital to help children not only become school ready, but life ready, too.

The One And Only

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.07.2013 | UK Sport

Yaya Sanogo finally trained with his Arsenal teammates on 20 days before the Gunners begin their Barclays Premier League campaign. Arsenal returned...

What Do We Really Mean By the Term 'School Ready'?

Liz Bayram | Posted 08.09.2013 | UK Politics
Liz Bayram

The term 'school ready' gets bandied around a lot in early years care settings. Education Secretary Michael Gove has complained that many children arrive in school "totally unprepared to learn" and just like week Sir Michael Wilshaw, Chief Inspector at Ofsted argued that "a significant minority of children are simply not ready for school".

Too Many Children 'Lack Basic Skills' When Starting School

PA | Posted 27.11.2012 | UK

Too many children are still starting school without the basic skills they need to learn, according to Ofsted's annual report. It is a concern that ...

Parents Able To Compare Nurseries Online

PA | Posted 27.11.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Parents will be able to go online to compare nurseries and childminders in their area from Tuesday. Ofsted's website will contain information on di...

'Free Childcare Will Leave Us Out Of Pocket', Fear Nurseries

PA | Posted 31.05.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Nurseries fear they will not receive the necessary funding to cope with a flagship Government plan to extend free childcare to two-year-olds. The m...

Children More Likely To Achieve If They Have Clever Mothers

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.03.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Children whose mothers have a high level of qualifications are more likely to succeed, a study claims. Students with parents who were educated to d...

Are Free Nursery Places Just A Waste Of Time?

PA/Huffington Post | Posted 03.02.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Free nursery places for pre-school children may not have a lasting impact on their education, a watchdog suggested on Friday. A report by the Natio...

Can Technology Engage and Improve Boys Literacy?

Rachel McClary | Posted 12.11.2011 | UK Universities & Education
Rachel McClary

Children are growing up in an increasingly technological world. Think back to how much has changed in the last 10 years and we can not possibly imagine what life will be like for our youngest children by the time they leave school.