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5 Ways to Reset Your Child’s Relationship With Screens

There’s no doubt that technology plays a big part in many children’s lives, and the time spent looking at screens is only increasing. Ofcom estimates that screen time has risen to 3 hours for 3–4-year-olds and 4.5 hours for 8–11-year-olds every day. The effects of the pandemic have only contributed to this further, with kids’ education, social lives, and contact with family largely moving...

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Ofsted and CQC launch consultation for new inspection provision framework for children and young people with SEND

A consultation from Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission presents a new draft framework for inspecting provision for children and young people with SEND.

Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission (CQC) have today launched a consultation on proposals for a new joint framework for inspecting provision for children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) within...

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The 6 Essentials No Parent Should Leave Home Without

There are a lot of things to consider for new parents. Once your bundle of joy arrives, there’s so much to think about – feeding times, bedtime routines, whether or not your baby is warm or cool enough. What do you need when you go out with them?

Here, we have the ultimate guide for new parents on what to take with you on trips out with your tot.

Nappies and wipes

Babies are...

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With Child Safety Week coming up, NICEIC – the UK’s leading body for certified electrical contractors – is reminding parents about the importance of having appropriate measures in place to ensure electrical safety in the home for the whole family.

Child Safety Week takes place from Monday 6 to Sunday 12 June 2022, with this year’s theme designed to make sure busy families have the ‘...

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Education recovery funding doubles for secondary schools

Funding for the Government’s flagship education recovery programme to double for secondary schools next year, supporting pupils to catch up on lost learning

Children across the country will be supported to reach their full potential as funding to support children’s education recovery will be doubled in secondary schools from next year.

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Renowned children’s author Julia Donaldson launches new campaign, The Fun Raisers, with Save the Children

  • Julia Donaldson joins Save the Children to launch new fundraising campaign, The Fun Raisers as she reveals that she was once a young fundraiser for the charity
  • Compared to last year, Save the Children has seen an 80% increase in young fundraisers wanting to help children across the world
  • New research reveals that children are becoming more philanthropic, with 31%
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Parenting App Founded by Mum-of-Two in Midst of Lockdown Exceeds £300,000 investment

Data powered parenting app Onoco has achieved over £322,000 in investment through crowdfunding on Seedrs as it looks to continue rapid growth and development to help even more families around the world on their parenting journey.

Finishing in overfunded status at 124%, this investment tops up an initial £150,000 pre-seed investment by Jenson Funding Partners with an additional 220...

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Less than one in five under 6s getting the physical activity they should following the pandemic 

Cost of living crisis may make things worse, as cost is a major barrier to more physical activity – especially for the poorest A survey of 1,000 parents for children’s charity, the Early Intervention Foundation , has found that only 19% of children between the ages of one and five get more than three hours of physical activity a day – meaning most children are getting less than the officially...
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‘Who’d have thought eating would become a luxury?’
  • New Action for Children research reveals impact of £20-a-week cut to Universal Credit on UK’s poorest families amidst soaring cost of living crisis.
  • An analysis of its Crisis Fund in the six months following the cut and a survey of frontline staff uncovers the harsh reality of parents on the breadline unable to put food on
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How to motivate students during exam time, according to psychologists

As exam season begins, parents, carers and teachers will be looking for various ways to motivate students to do well in their studies. But the messaging you use to motivate them should depend on their level of confidence, according to research by psychologists.

Dr Richard Remedios , Assistant Professor in Student Motivation and Engagement, Psychology, at Nottingham Trent University’s School...