Preschool Good For My Child? I'm Not Convinced

Laurie Morrissey | Posted 30.06.2017 | UK Parents
Laurie Morrissey

So the boy has been starkers since approximately 6.30pm last night. He didn't fancy putting on his pyjamas, wasn't pushed when it came to getting dressed this morning and is now happily enjoying a post-lunch nap, au natural.

Five Reasons Why Having A September-Born Four Year Old Rocks

Annette Demetriou | Posted 22.11.2016 | UK Parents
Annette Demetriou

For years everyone has crooned about how lucky we were to have a September-born child. Statistics supposedly show that a September-born is more likely to succeed and be top of the class in school. Yay I thought, until this year.

Coping With Tears At Nursery Drop Off

Jaki Jelley | Posted 04.11.2016 | UK Parents
Jaki Jelley

Needless to say, Tuesday and Thursday mornings are fast becoming my least favourite times of the week. I wake up anxious and I know that in turn, that probably makes him anxious, but I'm not a robot and I can't switch off my emotions. It's something we will just have to get through together.

To The Nursery Teacher Who Called To Say My Son Had Settled, Thank You

Katie Gregory | Posted 06.01.2017 | UK Parents
Katie Gregory

Thank you for knowing that, an hour after I walked away from him - as he cried and kicked and screamed his way through another defiant display on the other side of the window - his sobs still echoed in my head.

A Nation of Virtual Shopkeepers

Kitty Ussher | Posted 15.12.2014 | UK
Kitty Ussher

Economists trying to figure out what is going on in the UK economy, and specifically why the number of people saying they are self employed is so high, should perhaps look no further than recent data on on-line selling by households from the Office of National Statistics...

The One With the Transition Meeting

Georgy Jamieson | Posted 05.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Georgy Jamieson

A week or so ago the boy had the second of his trial mornings at his new school, this time with a packed lunch (the week before it was a proper school dinner - and by proper I mean pizza, chips and spaghetti hoops - an eclectic mix). He loved it and has talked of little else but, 'When can I go to my new school?' and 'When can I go back and see my new teacher?'

For a Family Abroad, a Thanksgiving Journey

Corinne Purtill | Posted 21.01.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Corinne Purtill

It's late Tuesday night after work and I'm elbow-deep in a bowl of pumpkin batter for my daughter's London preschool class. The children are encouraged to share with the class their Special Cultural Traditions. This week is Thanksgiving.

Don't Rely On Ofsted, Advises Childcare Checklist

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 20.03.2012 | UK Universities & Education

A checklist for parents choosing childcare for their children has warned not to rely on Ofsted when identifying childcare quality. The guidelines f...

Premature Babies At Risk Of Bad Behaviour Later In Life

PA | Posted 06.12.2011 | UK Lifestyle

Children born a few weeks early are significantly more likely to suffer behavioural and/or emotional problems before they start school, researchers ha...

Fair Taxes According to a Four-Year-Old

April Salchert | Posted 14.01.2012 | UK
April Salchert

I currently work at an international nursery/preschool here in Stockholm. I'm doing this to help fund my studies towards a Master's Degree in English ...