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Bump to Baby view all >

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Preparing for Breastfeeding

Antenatal Breastfeeding Preparation The glorious 1940’s textbook for midwives that a friend gave me as a gift during my training ...

What to Buy a New Mum?

When a new baby arrives, most people give cute little clothes and soft toys but some of the best gifts I received were the ones that ...

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What is Hypnobirthing?

By Nina, a passionate, experienced midwife and the mother of two babies born using hypnobirthing techniques. Hypnobirthing has been in ...

Education view all >

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Outside the Classroom: The Importance of Extracurricular Activities

There are many benefits that come from involvement in extracurricular activities and schemes, some of which are highlighted by Kings ...

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Developing the Skillsets that will Lead to Future Success

In five years’ time, it is said that more than one-third of the skills (35%) that are considered important in today’s ...

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Winning Tips for Exam Revision

With GCSE and A-Level exams on the horizon, students will be increasingly anxious over the weeks ahead. So how can they turn nervous ...

Health & Wellbeing view all >

Five Focus Plan for Improving Your Child’s Wellbeing through Positive Psychology

We all want to do everything we can to enable our children to live happy, successful lives, yet for parents raising children in ...

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The Luxury of an Accountability Buddy

By Jackie Meek, a qualified life coach with a passion to see mums move from surviving to thriving. The impact and luxury of having an ...

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Identifying Teething Symptoms and Coping With Them

By Emma Reed – a blogger, freelance writer and self-published author from Hampshire.  A Mother to 2, Emma’s blog has flourished and she ...

Lifestyle view all >

Ain’t No Mountain High Enough for Inspirational Bicester Fundraisers

Team of 21 brave men and women raise over £10,000 for Tommy’s. Meet ‘Team Awesome’…a group of 21 men and women, mainly from ...

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5 Ways to Get Kids to Smile for the Camera

I’ll let you into a little secret…I hate fake smiles! You know the ones where you’ve been ordered to grin for the camera. But I love, ...

5 Tips for Taking Great Photos of Your Little Ones (and looking your best in photos too!)

With the advent of camera phones, we now constantly have a camera to hand. More photos are taken now than at any other time in our ...

Offers view all >

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Sing and Sign Flash Sale

FLASH SALE! SAVE 15% off all Summer term BABES CLASSES – suitable for babies from 6 weeks – 5 months. On bookings made between NOW and ...

Win a Family Day Pass to Cogges

I’m so excited to have this amazing prize of a family day pass to Cogges in Witney.  It’s always been a firm favourite with ...

Win Tickets to See Kite at Chipping Norton Theatre

So excited to have this amazing prize (you can probably tell I like all things kites!).  The show features exquisite puppetry, original ...

Parenting view all >

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5 Tips On How To Encourage Your Kids to Help Out With Household Chores

Keeping the house clean and tidy isn’t exactly the most thrilling of activities, and it’s easy to see why kids often let out a big sigh ...

Top Tips to Help Children Adjust to Daylight Saving Time Changes

You’ve worked so hard to get your child into a bedtime routine and then the clocks only go and change!  Daylight saving time ...

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It’s Good for Children to be Bored

By Emma-Louise Hodson, experienced founder of Horizon Nannies Years ago, I went for a trial for a nanny job in Switzerland. The nanny ...

Product Reviews view all >

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Fantastic Services Cleaning Review

As a busy Mum which I’m sure you are, what’s the best present someone could give you?  In the early days with a baby waking ...

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Review: The Beeswax Wrap Co: Clingfilm Alternative

My sister gave me Beeswax Wraps from The Beeswax Wrap Co as a Christmas present.  As a busy Mum, I  was a little skeptical that these ...

Special Events view all >

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5 Top Tips for your First Children’s Party

Tracey Taylor, busy Mum and founder of the very popular Ride On Time, shares her top tips for the daunting task of organising your ...

The New Birthday Party Trend in Town

Social etiquette versus social responsibility Have you thought about the amount of gifts children get on their birthday parties? ...

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Top 5 Tips for Children’s Party Food

If you’re looking for top tips when planning the food at your kid’s birthday party then who better to ask than experienced ...

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10 Top Tips for Exam Success on the Day

With excellent academic results and thorough preparation for UK higher education, Kings Oxford students win places at the UK’s ...

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Adding Value with the EPQ

The Extended Project Qualification or EPQ is it is more commonly referred to, is a standalone qualification which is often taken ...

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Successful University Applications : More Than Just Grades

Securing a university place is a landmark moment in any student’s life and one which therefore requires plenty of thought and ...

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Choosing your A-Level Subjects

One of the most difficult decisions students have to make to achieve their place at a top university is which subjects they should ...

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How to Cope With GCSE Exam Stress

Pressure to do well in exams can be stressful and overwhelming for children and young people of all ages.  Experienced tutor, Patrice ...

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Oratory Prep Girls Make History with First Cricket Matches

This term, the girls at The Oratory Preparatory School in Goring Heath played their first Cricket matches in their first ever Cricket ...

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6 Revision and Preparation Tips for GCSEs

Is your child stressing about their upcoming GCSE Exams? Here’s how to help them get organised and revising successfully from ...

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6 Amazing Ways to Develop Your Baby’s Language Skills

By Laura Davies, Speech and Language Therapist and mum The amount that your baby learns in their first year of life is astounding.  ...

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How Babies Communicate

By Laura Davies, Speech and Language Therapist and mum The amount that your baby learns in their first year of life is astounding. They ...

Inspiring Tomorrow’s Leaders

On Friday 15 March, The Oratory Preparatory School in Goring Heath hosted its first ever Leadership Conference for one hundred and ten ...

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The Best Independent Schools in Buckinghamshire: Open Days

If you’re researching independent schools as a prospective parent, then Open Day events are a great way to get a much better ...

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Why are Boundaries so Important?

By Emma-Louise Hodson, experienced founder of Horizon Nannies Anyone who’s anyone will have heard about children pushing boundaries. ...

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