Winchester’s Gracie Harding named National Young Writer of the Year

Gracie Harding, an 11 year old from Winchester, has prevailed over more than 10,000 entries from across the UK to be crowned the National Young Writer of the year with her story, ‘Happy Never After’. The presentation took place at Westgate School in Winchester, where best-selling author, Lauren Child, surprised Gracie with her prize of a … Read more

Jazz Duck available on Amazon Prime

New children’s animation JazzDuck This fun, quirky and simple animation encourages active listening whilst playing music to teach young ones rhythm. It’s available free on Amazon Prime. If this is of interest I encourage you to check it out and see if your little ones enjoy it! JazzDuck is a brilliant interpretation of the research … Read more

Ice Age: Collision Course

ICE AGE: COLLISION COURSE arrives in UK cinemas next month and Twentieth Century Fox have revealed the first clip – Attraction! In this clip, Buck (Simon Pegg) presents the herd with a taste of the asteroid to come – and Crash and Eddie (Seann William Scott, Josh Peck) learn a little about attraction… Scrat’s epic … Read more

Explore family-friendly ‘open gardens’ this summer

Hundreds of glorious gardens will open to the public this summer – and it’s all for a good cause.   From now until September, you can visit gardens around the country from Cornwall to Cumbria – including some never previously open to the public – for the British Red Cross Open Gardens scheme. There is something … Read more

Healthy Eating Week 13-17 June 2016

Healthy Eating Week 2016 sets out to positively change children’s behaviour. Across the UK, school children will be taking part in the British Nutrition Foundation’s (BNF) Healthy Eating Week 2016, from 13 – 17 June. The Week will focus on building children’s knowledge about healthy eating and wellbeing, and on making positive changes in behaviour and … Read more

We received the following from anew service for parents called I am a parent who found expert advice for parents was either low quality or hard to access (required spending hours reading long books, watching long lectures, etc.). So together with a team of child development specialists and an LA film crew, we have … Read more


London, Thursday 12th May – Baby Cow Animation launch 26 all new episodes of it’s pre-school series for CBeebies, “Wussywat the Clumsy Cat”, a mindset inspired romp about a little cat that falls over a lot and learns from his mistakes. Narrated by broadcaster extraordinaire, Liza Tarbuck, the energetic Morwenna Banks voices the star, Wussywat, while Rasmus … Read more

Eddie Redmayne to Voice New Aardman Movie

EARLY MAN AARDMAN and STUDIOCANAL have announced that Eddie Redmayne has joined Nick Park’s new prehistoric comedy adventure EARLY MAN as the voice of Dug. Pictured in the studio Eddie Redmayne is the first cast member to be revealed as production begins. Nick Park comments: “Not only is Eddie a joy to work with, his versatility … Read more

2.87 million people across UK in distressed relationships

Parents of under-16s are more likely to be in distressed relationships 2.87 million people (18% of married or cohabiting couples) are in distressed relationships* This includes over 1.4 million families** at breaking point across the UK Parents of under-16s are more likely to be in distressed relationships (22%) Today, the charity Relate launches its first … Read more

World Bedwetting Day 24th May 2016

New research shows the serious impact that bedwetting has on a child’s self-esteem, emotional well-being and day time functioning. It can lead them to isolate themselves from their peers, miss out on group activities and discourage them from taking long trips. Parents of children with the condition, spend on average one hour dealing with the impact. However, it … Read more

Play The Forest School Way

Forest School has become a buzzword within parenting circles as parents become more and more aware of its benefits, such as: Playing in nature Learning through experience Free play Managing risk To name a few… Now, Forest School becomes even more accessible with the publication of Play The Forest School Way, a woodland adventure book packed full of outdoor activities … Read more