Monthly Archives: October 2012

Are childcare costs dramatically rising, or are parents becoming more confused about the best options available to them?

With a third of the 17.9 million families in the UK using some form of childcare, the rising cost of childcare is an issue that cannot be ignored.  In Europe, parents spend an average of 13% of their salary on … Continue reading

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Blood from a Stone

Tom Harrow, our CEO and dad to 3 year-old Coco Rose, talks about the challenge of chatting to his daughter about her school day. ‘It was about 15 minutes into the in-depth discussion with my 3 year old about how her favourite … Continue reading

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How to have a great relationship with your child carer

You’ve spent a lot of time and effort finding the perfect nanny or child carer for your  family, so of course you want to hang on to them!  It’s easier for you, and better for your children, not to change … Continue reading

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Want to boost your profile and find a job faster?

Adding a video CV is much more personal and will really make your profile stand out from the crowd.  We’re giving five lucky child carers the chance to have their video profile created by a professional presenter coach next week … Continue reading

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Top Five Halloween Party Games

Hosting a Halloween party this weekend? Of course, apple-bobbing is a must, but to make your party really spook-tacular, check out our Top Five Halloween Party Games for Kids! 1.      Eyeball Relay Race A spooky variation on the egg and spoon … Continue reading

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How to Make Halloween Ghost Cupcakes

Try our toddler-tested recipe for ghost cupcakes!  Perfect for Halloween parties and very easy to make!  Our recipe makes 12 ghost cupcakes. What you’ll need 125g (4oz) unsalted butter, softened 125g (4oz) caster sugar 125g (4oz) self-raising flour 2 medium … Continue reading

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Top Five Rainy Day Activities

If it’s cold and rainy outside, we have some great indoor activities to keep your children occupied over the half-term holidays! 1. Make a movie Snuggling up on the sofa in front of a favourite family flick is lovely on … Continue reading

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Good parenting matters more than a good school

A study of 10,000 teenagers has found the home environment is three times more important than that of schools when it comes to academic achievement.  Researchers found that pupils at weaker schools whose parents were supportive and actively engaged in their … Continue reading

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Top Five Travel Games for Children

Hitting the road this Half-Term?  Dreading the inevitable chorus of ‘Are we nearly there yet?’  Relax – we’ve got it covered.  Read on to discover our top five travel games for kids! 1.      Travel Bingo Create a bingo sheets with things you’d find … Continue reading

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Top Five Outdoor Autumn Activities

Autumn has well and truly arrived.  Wrap up warm and enjoy the crisp, cool air and beautifully coloured leaves!  We’ve put together our Top Five Outdoor Autumn Activities that are fun for kids of all ages! 1.       Go for a … Continue reading

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