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Month: November 2016

Your Rights – Delaying or Deferring School Entry

While most children will begin school in the September following their fourth birthday, parents also have the option of entering them on a part-time basis or deferring school entry at any point up to until their fifth birthday. Part-time schooling Many schools recognise that not all children are immediately ready to start school full-time and so are willing to offer a flexible arrangement where children will only attend for a morning or afternoon during the first term. If you are interested in this option, you would need to discuss this with your child’s school and find out what their...

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16 Ideas for Your Child’s Christmas Eve Box

Putting together a Christmas Eve box full of goodies has become a popular festive tradition in many households. As if the night before Christmas wasn’t exciting enough, now kids and grownups alike can look forward to opening a box packed with little treats. If you’re planning on making a Christmas Eve box this year, we’ve come up with a list of items that will bring a touch of extra magic to your family’s evening. New Pyjamas Wrap them up warm with some new pyjamas. Just looking at this Christmas Reindeer Fairisle Onesie from Asda makes us feel all snuggly....

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Children’s Book Review: Head Over Heels About Gymnastics

Does your little one love practising handstands and always seems to be bounding around the house? If so there is a clever series of books could help your budding gymnasts enhance their natural skills. ‘Head Over Heels About Gymnastics’ offer a child-friendly approach to learning gymnastic skills for all level and ages from 3-16 years – and beyond if parents fancy joining in too! The books were created by Gemma Coles, a mum of three from Bournemouth who also runs a successful gymnastics club. What’s in the books? Each book provides step-by-step illustrated instructions that explain everything from stretches...

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Beat the Silly Season: Six steps to a healthier Christmas

Tick tock, tick tock, the countdown is now on to Christmas and along with it the come the endless social gatherings, office parties and then of course the main event! Christmas is a wonderful time to spend with family, friends and loved ones yet can also be quite stressful with small babies and little energetic toddlers! Hosting a healthier Christmas Trying to juggle the present shopping, gift wrapping, excitable children and the logistics of Christmas can take up a lot of time and then along with the abundance of festive treats most people tend to gain a little extra...

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School Applications: Choosing a Primary School

Ofsted reports, league tables and flashy spreadsheets are all very well, but there’s far more to selecting a good primary school than pages of data. If you want the best for your little one, take a peek at our guide to choosing a primary school for your child. Types of schools Community schools – are run and owned by the local authority (LA). The LA is responsible for employing staff and setting the admissions criteria, such as catchment area. Voluntary-aided schools – are faith-based and so have a religious character. They are run by a governing body, which employs...

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