The Pros and Cons of a Childminder

  If you’re about to return to work, you’re probably thinking about which option to take when it comes to childcare. If you think it’s too early to put your child into a nursery or pre-school but don’t have access to regular childcare from a family member or friend, you might want to consider hiring… Read more »

The Debate on Gendered Toys

  One hot topic in the world of parenting over the last five years or so has been the issue of gendered toys. The traditional stereotype that boys play with space toys and Action Men while girls play with dollies and kitchens is being challenged in a big way, by those who say the gendering… Read more »

How Soon Is Too Soon?

  For many women, the ideal scenario would be staying at home and raising their children for the foreseeable future – but the reality is that many women either can’t afford not to return to work, or can’t imagine sacrificing their career. Deciding if and when to return to work after having a baby is… Read more »

Alternative Childcare – The Micro Nursery

  When it comes to sourcing childcare for their little ones, many parents believe they have a straightforward choice – they can opt for a childminding service, or they can send their children to a nursery. But a new concept is arising that offers the best of both worlds. The ‘micro nursery’ is essentially a… Read more »

Top Tips for Toddler Tantrums

  Tantrums – all children have them, no matter how polite and well-behaved they are for the remaining 99.9% of the time. For little ones who haven’t quite figured out how to express themselves yet, it’s a way of making their feelings known – but for the embarrassed mum standing in the middle of the… Read more »

Alternative Childcare – The Micro Nursery

  When it comes to sourcing childcare for their little ones, many parents believe they have a straightforward choice – they can opt for a childminding service, or they can send their children to a nursery. But a new concept is arising that offers the best of both worlds. The ‘micro nursery’ is essentially a… Read more »

The Pros and Cons of a Nursery

  Traditional day nurseries are something that many families in Britain could not operate without. Providing childcare during working hours, these nursery facilities allow parents to go out and earn a living, safe in the knowledge that their children are being looked after. There are plenty of advantages to day nurseries for children from birth… Read more »

The Pros and Cons of a Live-In Nanny

  For many Brits, the idea of a live-in nanny is a luxury they would simply love to have. The ability to enjoy some stolen moments of personal time while the nanny takes care of a meal or gives the children a bath is surely the Holy Grail for many busy parents nowadays. But for… Read more »

Menu: 15th December 2014

Monday 15/12 Lunch: Parmesan and saffron risotto with pumpkin and beef stew Dinner: Cod with cherry tomatoes, rosemary new potatoes, peas and carrots   Tuesday 16/12 Lunch: Semolina roll with spinach,ham and cheddar, mash peas Dinner: Meatballs in tomato sauce, mash potatoes, boiled green beans   Wednesday 17/12 Lunch: “Farfalle with tuna and tomato sauce,… Read more »