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You Can Be PROSECUTED For Taking Your Child On Holiday During Term Time

Parents who take their children out of school during term time for a family holiday can be prosecuted, the Supreme Court ruled today. Unless you get written permission from the headteacher of your child’s school before the holiday, you risk being landed a hefty fine of £60, which rises further to £120 if unpaid after […]

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Specified Adult Childcare credits – When grandparents do the childcare

Specified Adult Childcare credits – When grandparents do the childcare Do you have children under 12? Are the children’s grandparents helping you out with childcare while you go back to work? Then the grandparents could be missing out on thousands of pounds from what is called Specified Adult Childcare Credit. It can be a little confusing but […]

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Why I am boycotting school photos

Why I am boycotting school photos After posting about this on Facebook it seems as though I’m not the only one – please support me if you agree with this, numbers speak volume and we need to make a stand… Just a quick note before I start, this is not a swipe at schools as […]

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Holiday Hunger, Children Go Hungry When Not At School

Have you heard of holiday hunger? Some children go hungry when they’re not at school And teachers are calling for a change. A quarter of all teachers are calling for holiday breakfast or lunch clubs for pupils to give needy children one decent meal a day. Some hard up families can’t afford to give their […]

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Petition for childcare for working parents

Petition for childcare for working parents I would love to know your thoughts on this… I have included a link to the petition towards the end of this article if you wish to sign. I seen this last night and it had 20,000 signatures – over night it has got over 50,000 more so it […]

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Boohoo Kids Launch

Boohoo Kids Launch I recently got some clothing from the new Boohoo kids range and I was pleasantly surprised. We have done a video review further down the post if you would like to take a look. Do you ever buy clothing for your children online and you go the next size up just to […]

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How to take the expense out of school uniforms

How to take the expense out of school uniforms I am very proud to say my friend has come up with this genius idea and it is going down a storm here in Newcastle upon Tyne… Charlene Paterson is a Mam of 3 so she knows just how expensive school uniforms can be and the […]

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School Uniform Price Comparison

So many supermarkets and stores sell school uniform now, making our lives easier. The question on everyones lips is ‘where is the cheapest to buy’? Hopefully, my school uniform price comparison will help. I have scoured so many websites to try and find you the best value uniform. I know only too well how expensive […]

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How a digital shutdown can help your child concentrate at school

How a digital shutdown can help your child concentrate at school The digital takeover has well and truly arrived. Most children will possess a smartphone, tablet, laptop or desktop computer, and in many cases, they will use each of these at least once a day. Digital devices such as these can be helpful when used […]

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How to prepare your child for starting school

How to prepare your child for starting school Most parents in Britain now know which primary schools their children will be attending and, for many of us, this has thrown into stark focus the reality of sending our babies off into the big bad world. It can feel daunting enough for us adults; just imagine […]

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How To Cut Your Childcare Costs To The Absolute Minimum

How To Cut Your Childcare Costs To The Absolute Minimum I read a report recently that said parents have been splashing out more on childcare recently than they have been on their mortgages! Apparently families are paying 27% more than they were in 2009 which is a massive increase. Now I know how important finding […]

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Help With School Uniform Costs

Help With School Uniform Costs Not everyone is entitled to this help though… I think school uniforms are expensive and it takes a lot of shopping around to find the best deals. I often shop in the sales in October – November time when school uniforms are being reduced.  You can often pick up uniform […]

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Primary school warn parents over ‘paedophile ring’

Primary school warn parents over ‘paedophile ring’ The text warnings have so far been sent to 3 schools. What kind of world are our children having to grown up in? It breaks my heart to think there are youngsters out there suffering at the hands of these monsters! Now three primary Schools have issued warnings […]

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