Category Archives: School

Emotional preparation for starting school – Guest post

Penny Tassoni, President of the Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years, gives us some invaluable tips for preparing your child, emotionally, for that very important first day at big school.  Netmums also has lots more information on both Starting School and going … Continue reading

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Maths and science – the gender divide

Today’s guest blog is from Childcare Minister Elizabeth Truss, who answers key questions about why not as many girls as boys are choosing to study maths and science to higher levels. ***************************************************************************** Q – Why don’t more girls want to … Continue reading

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Blog of the Week: ‘Fight, Fight, Fight!’

Ah half-term. Don’t you just love it? Or do you? For this weeks Blog of the Week post we’ve chosen this post by ‘Hello Wall’. We think that anyone with more than one child will have had moments like this – … Continue reading

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Blog of the Week: Longer School Hours – Are you Crazy?!

Our Blog of the Week this week is from The Ramblings of a Former Rock n’ Roll Mum who shares her thoughts on the recent proposals for longer school days. There have been some strong views on the subject by … Continue reading

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Guest Blog – Arlene Phillips – supporting ‘Born to Read’

Today’s guest blog is from Arlene Phillips who writes about her visit to see a reading scheme in action to inspire children to love books and become confident readers, as part of the Born to Read initiative being rolled out … Continue reading

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Team Netmums – School Daze

It’s Friday – which means it’s time for another Team Netmums blog and this week we’ve been looking back on the days when we used to dress in hitched up skirts and scratchy shirts with wide collars, spending our lunch … Continue reading

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Back to School money saving tips

‘Twas the night before Back to School and all through the house Nic from Team Netmums in Scotland was running around like a blue arsed fly getting everything ready and organised to make the cruel early start for the school run … Continue reading

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