Children

A healthy Halloween

Halloween is approaching fast and the shops are filling up with spooky costumes, decorations, pumpkins and sugary treats. It can be difficult to avoid overindulging on sweets and chocolate at Halloween, but there are some healthy swaps you can make. Before you head out to buy bags of sugary and …

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School Reindeer and Elf Runs Help Support Hospice Care

Calling all schools! Phyllis Tuckwell’s annual Reindeer and Elf Runs will be taking place this November and December in local schools across West Surrey and North East Hampshire, and they’d like you to join in the fun! This festive fundraising event sees local schoolchildren dress up as either reindeer with …

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Ghosts needn’t be toast! How to enjoy Halloween during lockdown

With different parts of the country under different lockdown rules, the idea of celebrating Halloween may seem an impossibility. But Catherine Lynch of education experts PlanBee says you can keep your children spooked out – and stay within the law. Halloween 2020 is going to be a bit different to …

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Tackling the ‘late birthday’ disadvantage – opening new football centre in Guildford

In school years and sporting age groups, children can be almost a year apart in age and this represents challenges for the children born later in the academic calendar. The sporting disadvantage to the younger child in the age group is known as the ‘Relative Age Effect’. This is stark …

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Ten tips for nurturing emotional wellbeing in the home

The new school year will soon be with us: make sure youngsters feel calm about what lies ahead. Former teacher Catherine Lynch of education resources and lesson-planning experts PlanBee has ten tips  As families struggle to deal with the fall-out from exams chaos, don’t forget that younger children also need …

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Guildford-on-Sea now online!

Enjoy the ultimate seaside ‘staycation’ without even leaving the comfort of your home or garden, as Guildford-on-Sea goes online. One of Guildford’s top-ranking summer attractions, the family-friendly urban beach is to return this year, but due to Covid-19 restrictions, will be offering a virtual day at the seaside to keep …

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Ingredients for Academic Success

What makes the difference between an academically successful child and one who struggles with schoolwork? Anna Dalglish, Instructor at the Kumon Maths and English Study Centre in Guildford North, believes a child’s potential to learn is unlimited, particularly if these key components for successful learning are in place: Individualised progress …

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Back to school anxiety? How to prepare your child for the return to the classroom

After ten weeks of home-schooling, are our children mentally prepared to return to school? MyTutor – the UK’s leading online tutoring service – unveils advice from a clinical psychologist The Government has pushed forward with plans to reopen primary schools from Monday, with Years 1 and 6 prepped to return to …

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Honey Bees Day Care on Experimenting with Yummy Food

Having been a nursery practitioner for 3 years and then a nanny for 5 years, I know the struggle of trying to get enough fruit and veg into a child’s diet. Honey Bees Day Care have some great tips for those of you who might have a more ‘selective’ eater …

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Where a balloon is not just a balloon.

 For more information Call Amy Brown on 07825 613 969 Local Balloon Professional Earns Recognition as Certified Balloon Artist   Amy Brown of AJ’s Balloon Decor in Thursley, Surrey recently earned Certified Balloon Artist (CBA®) status. This required a series of tests, including oral and practical examinations. The certification was …

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Planning the perfect Children’s Party!

Sindy Hammond from The Party Company offers some general advice Every child is different and has certain views on their perfect party. My 4 year old wanted a mermaid/unicorn/shimmer and shine party for all of her friends, so we compromised on the theme and thankfully not all her friends were …

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Choosing the right school for your child

Kay Goldsworthy looks at some of the considerations when it comes to making your choices Having worked in both the state and independent sector, I know that finding the right school for your child is one of the most important decisions that you will make as a parent. There are …

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