New survey shows soaring cost of childcare is pushing the poorest out of work and children into poverty

Sep 07 2011

Families on low-incomes across the UK are having to turn down jobs or are considering leaving work because they can’t afford to pay for childcare, according to new research from Save the Children and Daycare Trust.

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Mobile app The Pickled Onion Gang sales to benefit Thai children

Sep 06 2011

Creators of the mobile gaming app Pickled Onion Gang are to donate all profits from the sale of the game to help disadvantaged children in Thailand through Thai Children’s Trust, the largest UK charity focusing solely on Thailand. The Pickled Onion Gang is an intelligent app for kids on the go – a mobile app that will make a mum’s life easier during rainy days – London Mums have tested it and highly recommended it!

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Is our quest for a risk free play environment realistic and healthy?

Sep 05 2011

How often do you see a child these days with a broken arm? Rarely I would say. By the time I was 13 I’d broken an arm and some fingers, my classmates had various proper scrapes and bumps and teeth knocked out. All of this was a normal part of growing up. But, we’d climbed every tree in the neighbourhood, could ride a bike brilliantly by the age of 8, and pretty much anything else with wheels. We even had competitions to see who was best at skateboarding up and down stairs.

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