What I have learned since my son started school

I have learned that there’s a difference between emotional, intellectual and physical readiness to start school.I have learned that school is tiring for the little ones, even for a child used to nursery.I have learned that Receptions teachers have almost supra-natural patience and an incredible ability to impose order over chaos.I have learned what an … Continue reading What I have learned since my son started school


45 hours, 45 days

Paul Kirkby, former head of policy development at Number 10, has set the bloggersphere alight today with a personal post recommending that schools should provide a 45 hour a week, 45 days a year service. Why does he think this is a good idea? It will help parents struggling to balance work and childcare It … Continue reading 45 hours, 45 days