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

Online networking platform for parents, childcare providers and schools,, 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 […]

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 […]


Three Cliffs Bay in Gower, Wales, has been crowned the best British picnic destination for families, with Padley Gorge in Derbyshire claiming second place. These are the results of new research commissioned by digital entertainment service DisneyLife to encourage families to discover new places together and re-discover their favourites during the summer holidays, with a […]

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 […]

Make summer safe for children and dogs

A survey commissioned by national pet charity, Blue Cross, reveals over 70% of UK dog owners will be minding young relatives or the children of friends more than usual over the summer school holidays, most of whom are under ten years old. Younger children are nearly twice as likely to need hospital treatment for a […]

 The Sound Doctor tackles obesity with ‘The Cooking Song’

The Cooking Song is the latest animated film from The Sound Doctor — the brainchild and passion of former BBC producers and presenters, Dominic Arkwright and Rosie Runciman. In the battle against obesity, The Cooking Song offers a different way for health educators to engage with people. The film itself encourages individuals to downsize portion sizes, reduce […]

Budget busting guide to the school summer holidays

Ready for an expensive six weeks off with the kids? Or will you be watching the pennies and hunting out activities that don’t blow the budget? The money saving team at have put together their tips for keeping the costs down during the summer break. Instead of blowing £30 on a family cinema ticket, […]

Modern teens

Having to walk to the video shop to rent a film, fiddling with your TV aerial for hours to get a better signal — and writing hand written essays until your hand hurt are among a list of things modern teens will NEVER have to experience, according to their parents. Researchers surveyed parents who were […]