Category Archives: News and current affairs

Childcare changes Q&A with Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg

The new childcare tax-free scheme has been announced today by Government but what does it mean to mums and dads around the UK? Will it really make a difference? We got the chance to put some questions to the Deputy … Continue reading

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Guest blog from Prime Minister David Cameron

David Cameron, Prime Minister, has written a guest blog for Netmums about the changes announced this week to help keep our children safe online. ****************************************************************************** Netmums has been a brilliant campaigner for online safety – which is why I wanted … Continue reading

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Team Netmums – The time has come to say Goodnight

This week Team Netmums have been chatting about what would happen if (as has been mooted this week) CBeebies and Cbbc were to air later than 7pm. ********************************************************************************* ‘The time has come To say Goodnight To say Sleep tight til … Continue reading

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Do TV dads give fathers a bad name? A dad shares his view…

Author and father of five, Angus Kennedy shares with us his views on the lastest Netmums research showing that 93% of parents feel that children’s shows don’t represent real-life dads this Father’s day. ***************************************************************************** Actually I can mix up a … Continue reading

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Domestic Affairs

Artist Nayia Yiakoumaki wrote to us recently telling us all about an installation she had set up, which used some of the findings from a survey we ran ‘Families Living on the Edge’. We are so honoured that she used … Continue reading

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Save the Children: Mums United – Guest post by Sally Copley

Here at Netmums we’re supporting a brand new campaign from Save the Children that is encouraging the government to give Universal Credit the money it needs to support working mothers. Netmums research carried out last week for Save the Children … Continue reading

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What’s been going on behind the scenes this week and shhh..don’t mention the C-word

As our children are settling into their new schools, or getting to know this years teachers at their old schools, we’re grateful to get back into our routines too. As Autumn begins, we’re sad to be packing away our flipflops … Continue reading

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Blog of the Week Ealing post riots: what was it all for?

Ealing post riots: what was it all for? This week everyone is talking about the riots in London, Manchester and Birmingham and this is also reflected by the number of blogs on this subject in our Parent Bloggers Network. It … Continue reading

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