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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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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Top Tips For Children’s Birthday Parties

Sep 05 2011

Many parents dread the thought of planning their child’s party – the sandwiches must be cut into the shape of teddy bears, the birthday cake must be a castle or racing car, every child must receive an invite, party bag and take away a slice of cake. And don’t forget to account for any wheat, nut or dairy allergies!

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