UK’s biggest childcare platform releases must-do summer holiday activities for children

Online networking platform for parents, childcare providers and schools, Childcare.co.uk, has released the 2017 ultimate children’s summer holiday guide, for parents to download for free.

The guide includes a list of free, paid-for and discounted must-do activities parents can do with their children during the school summer holidays, which start on Monday 24th July and end on Friday 1st September 2017.

As well as visits to theme and national trust parks, the guide offers ideas parents can do with children at home and...

Average age of British babysitters now 32 years old

An online networking platform for parents, childcare providers and schools has analysed its database of more than 280,000 babysitters nationally and discovered that the average age of a babysitter in the UK is now 32 years old, despite being a vocation associated with teenagers and young adults.

After further investigation, the platform found there has been an increase in the number of baby boomers offering babysitting services in a bid to earn extra money due to high living costs.

An online networking platform for parents, childcare providers and schools has revealed that the average age for babysitters in the UK has risen to 32 years old, thanks to a 600% increase in the number of baby boomer’s offering the service on the platform, as a way of supple...

School pupils raise funds for Forces Charity SSAFA

 

Sue Adams with Stephen Pugh

Pupils from Taunton Preparatory School raised £300 recently for forces charity SSAFA by dressing in mufti for a day.

 The pupils, who were preparing to watch a spectacular parachute display on the same day, wore their own clothes to school in a bid to raise much-deserved funds for the local SSAFA...

Impatient parents pay someone else to teach their child to ride a bike

Impatient parents spend £841M paying someone else to teach their child to ride a bike

 We’ve heard of parents paying for children to learn to play an instrument or how to swim, but new research has found even the most basic of childhood skills are now being outsourced.

Activities such as art (32%) and even reading (19%) are being avoide...