The Transition From Nursery To Infant School

Just over 2 weeks ago Erin had her very first session in Reception. Before Erin even finished nursery back in July we had started to prepare her for moving up to infant school. Luckily, the school is around the corner from our house and we saw it every day on the walk to nursery. I think having the new school so close to home really helped Erin to get used to the idea of going somewhere new. Obviously, with COVID and lock down, the end of nursery wasn’t quite how it was supposed to be

Top Tips For Leaving The House On Time

I can’t quite believe it but today is Erin’s first day at school. Well, it’s the first of her shorter transition sessions. Erin doesn’t actually start in Reception full time until 17th September so she’s got a little while to go yet. However, Erin has been going to nursery since she was 2 so we have quite a lot of practice with getting ourselves up and out the door in the morning. If your child will be starting school soon, or maybe even nursery, here are some tips to help you get out the door

Back To School Essentials For The New School Year

AD | Gifted items Can you believe we’re half way through the summer holidays already? When Erin finished nursery I thought the holidays would drag but they’re really going so far. Before we know it, the children will be going back to school and it’s time to get them prepared. Whether you’re already sorted or not, I wanted to share some ideas for back to school essentials! Growing up I think I was quite lucky to only have the dreaded head lice once. So far since January Erin’s nursery has only had one warning of

Stikets Name Labels Review & Giveaway

AD | Paid partnership with Stikets & gifted items  Erin already goes to nursery for 3 days a week but after the Easter holidays she’ll be going up to 4 days thanks to her 30 hours of funding. Just the other week I noticed that some of the labels we had on Erin’s official nursery jumpers had fallen off in the washing machine. I needed to get something new to replace them, as well as to label some of the other items of clothing Erin wears to nursery on a regular basis. I recently teamed

Preparing For School With Petit Fernand

AD | Post contains gifted items and affiliate links (marked with *) It’s surprising how much a child needs even when they’re in nursery. I remember getting Erin’s paperwork which stated what Erin needed to have for school and it was so much more than I imagined. Something I didn’t really think about too much though was labelling things like Erin’s school t-shirts, jumpers and other items of clothes she uses on nursery days. I think I figured that they would be on her so how would they get lost. It turns out this can

Back To School With BioCare

During the back to school season I think it’s so easy to focus on the children. Of course, going back to school is most definitely about them but we forget that as parents, we also have a lot to do and a lot to think about. Erin might only be at nursery at the moment but we still have to think about things like school trips, packed lunches during the holidays when she doesn’t have hot lunches, school uniform and anything we have going on in between. BioCare kindly sent us a back to school

Lunchbox Ideas For Pre-Schoolers

Erin goes to nursery at a private school and usually she has a hot school lunch with the rest of the students. However, when the main school breaks up at the beginning of July the hot lunches stop and this means we have about 9 weeks of making packed lunches instead. I find it really hard to think about different things to include every day, especially as we have a Yumbox which has 6 different sections to fill every day. I’m sure there are loads of parents out there like me, who need a bit