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Parents: Why use an Agency?

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Christmas Crafts

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Christmas Crafts Now the Christmas holidays are upon us, have a go at some of these great creative activities with your little ones. These are some of our favourites: Button Wreaths https://www.activityvillage.co.uk/button-wreath   Christmas Stocking Decorations https://www.activityvillage.co.uk/christmas-stocking-decorations   Bubble Wrap Snowy Picture https://www.activityvillage.co.uk/bubble-wrap-snowy-picture   Egg Carton Christmas Tree http://adventures-in-mommy-land.blogspot.co.uk/2011/12/egg-carton-christmas-tree-by-jdaniel4s.html   Paper Plate Christmas Tree http://iheartcraftythings.com/paper-plate-laced-christmas-tree-craft.html […]

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Halloween Craft Ideas

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With Halloween around the corner we have found our favourite must do craft activities for children of all ages to enjoy. Halloween Bats We love these easy to make bats which you can do using old toilet rolls! http://laughteachlove.com/going-batty-in-first-grade-making-toilet-paper-roll-bats-funinfirstgrade/   Paper Plate Pumpkins A simple but effective craft activity, great for the little ones. http://thrivinghomeblog.com/2014/09/paper-plate-pumpkin/ […]

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First Day of School

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I can’t believe that today is September already, where did August go?! For lots of your little ones, it will be their first day starting at school next week. This is an exciting but sometimes daunting time for both you & your child. Check out this article on the Top Tips of helping your child […]

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Watch the ‘Pant Song’ by the NSPCC & educate children on sexual abuse #Pants

This great age appropriate video made by the NSPCC helps to educate children about sexual abuse and stranger danger. Get the conversation started and show children the ‘Pants Song’ & sing along with Pantosaurus! Learn more about the meaning of PANTS on the NSPCC website : https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/underwear-rule/?utm_source=vanity&utm_medium=vanity&utm_campaign=2016+pants%20&utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=post+organic&utm_campaign=2016+pants&utm_content=post+organic  

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Best of Both Worlds

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Going from being happily married with a dog to then welcoming a new baby into our lives has been the best experience of our lives so far. Has it changed me? YES! Life is so different to how it used to be now I have a small person who depends on me & takes up […]

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Breastfeeding… a realistic account

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Breastfeeding… a realistic account Morning my lovelies, So, breastfeeding. Everyone’s favourite controversial subject! Every one of us mummies that has made the decision to breastfeed has their own experiences, and it certainly isn’t always what we expected. So I wanted to share our experience and story, which I hope provides some reassurance to those of you […]

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Here are the links to some Easter days out and activities in Oxfordshire & Berkshire Oxfordshire http://www.netmums.com/oxfordshire/whats-on http://www.primarytimes.net/oxfordshire/listings/ http://search3.openobjects.com/kb5/oxfordshire/directory/results.action?qt=ehol&term=&sorttype=relevance&sr=0&nh=10   Berkshire http://www.primarytimes.net/berkshire/listings/ http://www.netmums.com/west-berkshire/whats-on http://www.netmums.com/east-berkshire/whats-on

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Easter Craft Ideas

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With Easter looming take a look at these eggciting craft ideas to do with your little ones!   Easter Basket A simple activity which is great for using for the Easter egg hunts! http://www.activityvillage.co.uk/easter-basket-craft   Chick Easter Cards These were my favourite to do when I was a child! http://www.muminthemadhouse.com/easter-chick-card-with-pop-out-beak/   Easter Bunny Mask http://www.activityvillage.co.uk/bunny-mask-2 […]

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Our First Year Top 10 Best Buys

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Our First Year I can’t believe it has almost been a year since Isla-Grace was welcomed into the world! Well that was the most traumatic/ hideous/ painful/ emotional/ exhausting/ overwhelming/ amazing experience of my life so far!!! I found pregnancy fascinating, then giving birth was just the icing on the cake of how remarkable our […]

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