8 Insightful Questions To Ask At Parents’ Evening

At this time of the year, up and down the country, parents are heading to their child’s school for a 10 minute meeting. Some are hopeful, some are anxious and some are just downright confused.What questions should you be asking?…

The Challenges Of Adopting Older Children

Imagine the following scenario: You are on the look out for a new partner.  You find them online, read a bit about them, hear a little bit about their likes and dislikes and see their photo. You are pretty sure…

The REAL Reason We Watch CBeebies

We don’t watch a huge amount of TV in our house (OK, I have to put a caveat on that – the KIDS don’t watch a huge amount of TV – me and Mr N watch a huge amount –…

Choosing a Primary School – What To Look For

September to January of each academic year are filled with posts on FaceBook from prospective parents asking for advice on Primary Schools, parents passing on tips about which school suits their children the best and coffee morning discussions revolving around…

Top Tips For Applying For Primary Schools

If you have a child who is, or will be, 4 by September 2017, now is the time for you to start thinking about applying to Primary Schools.  It probably feels like it has come around far too fast (especially…

Frenemies – Dealing With Friendships In Primary School

I’m am sure that we have all been there.  Even as adults we have friends who, when we look deeper into the friendship, are probably not that great as a friend.  They are the ones who might gossip about you,…

Delaying School Start For Summer Born Children.

The time is on us once again – the time to decide which school our 4 year old should go to next September.  There are schools to visit, Ofsted reports to read, Head teachers to talk to, other parents to…