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…

Sleep Issues In Pre-Schoolers : Bribery Works!

Little Sir came home just after his 3rd birthday.  We hadn’t had much experience with small children before Little Miss and Little Sir came home, so in all honesty we had much higher (and very unrealistic) expectations of a 3…

Problems in Primary School? Who to Talk …

Primary School can be full of wonder and excitement. However things don’t always go to plan! Something happens in school and it can be hard to know how to handle the situation. Often we head straight for social media to…

Understanding EYFS Goals (or, what is my …

So your child has just started school and you’ve had about a week, give or take a few days, for them to get used to the new routine.  They come home talking about what they have done during the day.…

Safeguarding Adopted Children At School

Starting school is stressful for any parent but for parents who have adopted their children or who are in the process of adopting them, it can be extra stressful.  Sending a child who is not yet fully attached to their…