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Lockdown Christmas with children? Read our activities for a magical time!

The build-up Call Santa If you want to avoid Santa’s grotto this year you could arrange a Zoom call with Santa instead. Your child can talk to Santa or Mrs Claus, or they can see what the elves are doing in the toy workshop and what the reindeers are up to. Santa, Mrs Claus or […]

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How to write an outstanding UCAS application

An outstanding UCAS application is the key to being offered a place on the university course of your choice. Here we offer you top tips to help you write your way to success. Meet the selection criteria All universities have selection criteria. These are guidelines that they use to decide whether to offer you a […]

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Ways to teach children time management skills

School is very busy and for an adult life can be busier still. Helping your child to learn to manage their time from an early age is equipping them with a useful skill forever. What are the benefits of learning time management? The ability to manage time effectively: Reduces stress. There is nothing more stressful […]

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How to incorporate maths into your child’s everyday life

It’s Maths Week from 9-14th November this year. The purpose is to promote the message that maths is enjoyable and that it’s embedded in every single person’s life. Some people believe (perhaps due to negative experiences at school) that maths is difficult and boring, but the truth is the very opposite. Maths is everywhere and […]

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Fun ways to teach your child where their food comes from

World Food Day is celebrated on 16th October every year, even in these unprecedented times. The aim is to raise awareness that everybody – food producers and consumers alike – have an important role to play to ensure nutritious food is available to everyone across the world. As consumers we can influence what food is […]

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Can apps really help children learn to read?

There are many different reading apps on the market today, but are they an effective and safe way for children to learn to read? In today’s blog we look at the pros and cons of reading apps and share our pick of the best. Advantages of reading apps In a study of children aged 4-5 […]

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How parents can support children with dyslexia returning to school post-lockdown

For many children with dyslexia being away from school for a long period of time was a dream come true. For those children school represents struggle and at home they felt more relaxed being able to learn at their own pace. They may have felt a weight off their shoulders away from the daily pressure […]

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Going to university? 10 top tips for managing your finances

Going to university or college will probably be the first time you’ve had to manage your own living costs. On average the maintenance loan is just £540 a month so many students rely on additional funds from parents, a part-time job or a savings account. Whatever funds you have available to you, we share our […]

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