How to communicate with your child’s school

When it comes to sending your children to school it can often be a daunting experience for many parents. Essentially, you are leaving your little ones in the care of people you may have had only a few short conversations with. An environment that you looked around while being directed by a headteacher. A school where you have read a report from Ofsted about how they are doing. No matter whether it is your first or not, primary or secondary school, school is a fresh chapter for everyone and something you all have to get

How to be more involved with your child’s education

Sending your child to school can be overwhelming for any parent, but you also want to ensure that you do what is best for them. School isn’t easy for every child and some children will find academics much harder than their peers. While you want to help them and get involved as much as you can, you might also be aware of going too far.

How Early Do You Need to Start Educating Your Children?

AD | Collaborative post When it comes to your children, one of the hardest decisions you will need to make as a parent is when is the right time to send them to school. This, of course, is a highly personal decision that will depend on a range of factors. The key one of which is whether your child is actually ready to go there. For some children, starting school at the age of six might be beneficial as it gives them an extra 12 months to grow and mature. For others who might be

Early Learning Environments: What are They and Why are They Important?

AD | Collaborative post Thinking of sending your child to an early learning environment? Then you are not alone. Currently there are just over 339,000 children aged 4 or 5 enrolled in a pre-school programme in Australia. A figure that rose by 1.3% over the previous year. While several studies have determined that preschool-aged children tend to learn more in environments where they enjoy secure relationships with adults they trust, and who are responsive and caring. Some parents are still reticent about sending their child to an early learning environment. In this article we will

How to Raise a Team Player

AD | Collaborative post Teams are found almost everywhere and the ability to work in one effectively is hugely desirable to employers. It comes with an awareness of those around you, selflessness, and an understanding that you’re working towards the same goal. While they will get plenty of practice at school through group work, there are various ways in which you can help your child to strengthen this skill and become a strong team player. We’ve teamed up with an independent school to share some of these with you below. The School House System At

Preparing for back to school with Books2Door

AD | Collaborative post The summer holidays always go far too quickly and by the time we know it, we’re preparing for our children to start a new year at school. We don’t like to go the whole summer without doing anything educational though and this year we’ve been helping Erin to prepare for Year 2 with Books2Door.

Understanding Your Child’s Curriculum

AD | Collaborative post Learning about the curriculum will help you to be more involved in your child’s education as a parent. It outlines the key milestones that they must meet at the different stages of their education and how they will be assessed. This is something that is fairly easy to research as the national curriculum is adopted by the majority of schools in the UK. It sets out the minimum levels of teaching to be delivered. Included in this are the compulsory subjects that they must be taught such as PE, English and

Back to school essentials

AD | Post contains gifted items and affiliate links (marked with *) It feels like we wait so long for the summer holidays to come around and then they are over before we know it. It’s now time to start thinking about getting prepared for the return to school in September. In not so many weeks we’ll be packing those school bags again so today I’m sharing some back to school essentials!