From The Desk

According to The Institute of Fiscal Studies (IFS) a child conceived this month (December) has the best chance in life of achieving happiness, good prospects and high earnings.  However, this is not some random fluke of nature; it is down to the simple fact that a child conceived in December will be...

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Jobs for the boys….

21 September 2011

According to statistics from the Children’s Workforce and Development Council only 2% of staff working with the under 5s are male. A disappointing statistic when you consider that the split of boys to girls being cared for is almost equal. Most of us realise that men are role models for boys, but the...

Despite its introduction nearly 15 years ago, free entitlement, formerly known as the Nursery Education Grant, remains a hot topic, continuing to be the subject of much debate between parents, child-carers, local authorities and the government. As a working mother myself I fully understand what it's...