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

Preparing For Reception With Wonderbly’s Personalised Books

AD | Gifted This year is a pretty big year for Erin as she is due to start Reception in September. Although she has been going to nursery since she was 2, and has been to 2 very different nurseries, I feel like Reception is something else altogether though and this is where things really start to change for Erin. As we’ve been in lockdown now for around 11 weeks Erin has been really out of touch with the things she is used to normally. She hasn’t been around children her own age, she hasn’t

The Countdown To Reception

It seems like a lifetime ago when we applied for Erin’s place at infant school. Due to everything else that has been going on lately the day for admission announcements kind of got forgotten. It only dawned on my the evening before and after that I was filled with both excitement and fear. We live in a small town with two infant schools. One is a 2 minute walk away from our house and the other is right across town. We don’t drive so Erin not getting in to our first choice would have made

The Countdown To Starting School

In 10 short days applications open for children starting school in 2020 and that means that we have to apply for Erin. It feels like only yesterday that Erin was a (very) tiny baby and being so small that I thought I would break her. I can’t quite believe that this is her last year at nursery and next August we’ll be getting her school uniform ready for her very first day of school. As a lot of children have just started school this month I have seen a lot of posts, both on blogs

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