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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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After the Open Day

The schools have sent you their prospectus and laid on an Open Morning for you to explore, and now the ball is in your court to decide ...

The University Price Tag – North vs South

Newcastle upon Tyne, in the North East of England, has a projected population of 300,000 people. The city, or the Toon as it is ...

Oratory Prep School Fundraising

The Oratory Preparatory School Pupils raise funds for The Goedgedacht Trust’ Path Onto Prosperity (POP) in South Africa

Pupils in Year 8 at The Oratory Preparatory School raised R310 000 (equivalent to nearly £17000) through their fundraising efforts for ...

Health & Wellbeing view all >

GCA Thinking of You Week and how you can get involved

From the 22nd September until the 28th Sept 2019, we will be in the midst of the Greeting Card Association’s (GCA) celebrated Thinking ...

The Wonderful Outdoors: Promoting Healthy Minds in Children

A bit of fresh air can make a world of difference in people’s sense of mental wellbeing. Developing a good relationship with the great ...

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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Battling Your 2020 New Year’s Resolution in Cumbria – What’s On?

Instead of signing your happiness over to the terms of a fad diet, why not consider tackling a serious challenge? It can be something ...

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Best Christmas Movies to Watch as a Family

There’s something special about putting on your cosy PJs and curling up together on the sofa as a family to watch a Christmas ...

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How to to Meet Someone When You’re a Single Parent

How on earth do you find someone and start dating again when you’ve split up with your ex and you’re a single parent? ...

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Win a Little Foxglove Tshirt

I’ve teamed up with the lovely Naomi of Little Foxglove to offer you the chance to win a gorgeous  I Am (age) or slogan t-shirt.  ...

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Discount Codes

            Chameleon & Co Get an exclusive 10% discount on orders with discount code REDKITEDAYS10 ...

Win a Family Day Pass to Roves Farm

Wondering what you might get up to for October half term?  New for 2019, Roves Farm will have a Witch and Wizard School to complete ...

Parenting view all >

5 Simple Ways to Celebrate Your Child’s Accomplishments and Achievements

Annabelle Carter Short is a professional seamstress of more than 7 years. She’s very passionate about starting DIY business and selling ...

Keeping Children Active in the Summer

Now that the kids have broken up for summer and many of their favourite after school clubs have also shut up shop until September, ...

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5 Ways That Helped My Child with Autism Sleep Better

Annabelle Carter Short is a professional seamstress of more than 7 years. She’s very passionate about starting DIY business and ...

Product Reviews view all >

Christmas Gifts and Ideas for Dad 2019

Who’s the most difficult person to buy a Christmas gift for in your family?  For me, it’s always a challenge with what on ...

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Little Cotton Tents Sleepover Party Review

My son desperately wanted a sleepover party with a few of his closest friends for his 9th birthday party.  I was totally blown away ...

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Fantastic Services Window Cleaning Review

I’m scared of heights and cleaning my windows, especially the upstairs ones slip down my to do list and never seem to get done.  ...

Special Events view all >

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5 Ideas for a Beautiful Autumn Naming Ceremony

Autumn is a lovely time of year for a celebration. The seasons are changing, the light is softening and the air is getting crisp. ...

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An Interview with Clare Barclay | Little Cotton Tents Sleepover Parties Founder

I had the real pleasure of meeting Clare Barclay when she came to set up the most amazing sleepover party for my son’s 9th ...

How to Throw the Best Sleepover Party

Once your kids pass the stage of mega parties in a village hall or crazy soft play run arounds, they tend to want smaller celebrations ...

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New Head Joins Pre-Prep Department of The Oratory Preparatory School

The Pre-Prep Department of The Oratory Preparatory School near Goring Heath has a new Head, Miss Kate Oakley. Kate, who is joining the ...

Roller coasters, crisps and gin – what children can teach even the most successful business owners

Marie runs Beyond the Kitchen Table, which helps small business owners build a successful online business, primarily through building ...

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Preparing Yourself For Student Life

Perhaps one of the hardest things you will ever do is move away to university. Freshers events fill your evenings and sleep will fill ...

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GCSE Results Day 2019 | Everything You Need to Know

With GCSE results day on Thursday 22nd August 2019, students up and down the country are nervously anticipating their results.  It can ...

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7 Top Tips for Sailing Through A Level Results Day

A-Level results day in 2019 is on Thursday 16th August and it after so much hard work, it can be a nerve wracking wait for students.  ...

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A Level Results Day 2019 | All You Need to Know

With A-Level results day on Thursday 15th August 2019, students up and down the country are nervously anticipating their results.  It ...

Win a Family Ticket to Trainmaster

I checked out a Trainmaster session with my little one recently and we had the best time. He’s train crazy and we usually bring a ...

Oratory Pre Prep Receive Gold Award from the Woodland Trust

Gold Award from the Woodland Trust for the Pre-Prep department at The Oratory Preparatory School. The Pre-Prep department of The ...

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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 ...

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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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