Starting School, Early School, Reception, School

Starting School – Top 3 Tips For Parents

It’s that time of year again and everyone will be handing out advice to parents whose kids are just starting school for the first time. If you are reading this then I will assume you fall in to that category. You will have been hit with information overload with everyone offering hints and tips so I will keep this brief. My top 3 tips for parents whose kids are starting school for the first time are: Be on time Be prepared Be organised There, sounds easy enough doesn’t it. You Read on…

Thank You Teacher – 7 Reasons To Be Grateful

Harry has just finished his first year in Nursery Class and on the last day of term I sent him in with a thank you card and a box of chocolates for Teacher.  But I feel a £2 box of Dairy Milk and a piece of paper doesn’t really convey all the things I was grateful for over the last school year.   So this is my heartfelt official thank you and here are the 7 reasons why: Thank you for putting up with him taking everything (and I mean Read on…

When Chester Came To Stay

I’ve always had a competitive streak.  As a child it was a necessary survival instinct – I was the only girl in a street full of lads.  Football, British Bull Dogs, and bunny-hopping competitions on your BMX were a daily routine.  I got no special treatment for being a girl.  In school I always wanted to be top of the class, have the best report, be a Prefect.  In sport I always had to be in the team, be the captain, win.  As I got older my competitive streak was tempered by a dose Read on…