Childminder Agency Pilot Scheme

After Liz Truss What Next for the Childminding Pilot Agency Scheme?

Their changing guards at Buckingham Palace David Cameron’s found his new Alice.  Well Elizabeth Truss actually – the lassie with the meteoric rise in politics has now moved to pastures new. Leaving behind her a noisy brigade of folks who really really want to know what’s going to happen next in the childminding pilot scheme.   […]

Cranberry  iced tea

It’s Gonna Be A Long Cool Summer

Cranberry Iced Tea is the best and the best way to sip on a summers night   Ingredients Serves around 14 people 1 gallon water 1 american cup of sugar 15 teabags 12 fluid ounce can of frozen cranberry juice concentrate What you do: Boil the water Add the sugar, stir until dissolved Add teabags and […]

A double-dip of CPD

Do The Double 20% off offer!

Continuous Professional Development is good for your CV and good for your soul, but sometimes we just can’t afford to pay for courses. We’re listening to you and for the month of July 2014 if you book any two one-day sessions or one-day courses (there is one exclusion Safeguarding) but there are heaps of choices […]

world cup

Well Done Germany!

An excellent competition with memories ranging from the bizarre, Suarez,  to the magnificent, Germany’s 7 goals. Rio looked amazing – that’s the city as opposed to the chap in the smart jacket working for the BBC and an opportunity to hear Alan Hansen’s precise  and insightful commentary for the last time.

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Feed Your Child Well – Instilling Healthy Eating Habits

Though it may seem a way off, here’s a date for your diary, November 6th sees our co-founder Jill Wheatcroft in conversation with Dr Emma Haycraft, Senior Lecturer n Psychology at  Loughborough University Centre for research into eating disorders at JW3 in Swiss Cottage, London. ‘Feed Your Child Well’ looks at how instilling healthy eating habits in […]

MERINGUES for blog 2

Sunshine Meringues for Sunny Sundays

Fancy making meringues? Don’t shy away you can do it! Here’s the recipe for the yummy ones we had at our 25th birthday party. 200g egg whites (you can buy them in cartons these days) 400g caster sugar   Heat an oven  and put the sugar in spread quite thinly on  a baking  tray or similar […]


Keeping Children Hydrated -It’s warm out there!

Like the scouts and brownies say – Be Prepared!   Don’t hope you will be able to buy water, always bring some with you.  If your children find water a tad boring but you still want them to down some liquid try to avoid fruit juice as its high in sugars and acids.  Here’s a few […]