Browsing Category: Childcare


Dads can be amazing too!

Dads can be amazing too and yet recently I have noticed, especially on some mum’s facebook groups, a bit of a trend for what I can only describe as Dad bashing. I am blessed to have married someone who is an amazing dad and who is a true partner in this parenting journey.  I also […]

Little girls don’t climb and other myths…

Little girls don’t climb – this is what I was repeatedly told and indeed promised before I had a girl.  Girls are easier they said; they just sit next to you and colour…. Lies all Lies!!!!  Clearly this is a nature versus nurture thing as my girls never stop climbing, opening cupboards, emptying drawers, climbing […]

Messy Play Ideas

If your kids are anything like mine they will need occupying to prevent disaster caused by boredom and one way to do this is challenge their tendency to destroy into messy play Messy play does indeed cause mess so be prepared but honestly I think having children causes mess and at some point all mothers […]

Employing a Nanny

If you are thinking about employing a nanny there are a number of things to consider: How will you select your nanny? Will you get them Ofsted registered so you can use Childcare Vouchers? How much should you pay? What hours do you need? What are the legalities of employing a nanny? Do you need […]

Pregnant with number 3. What will it be like having 3 Children

Pregnant with number 3 Having 3 Children I wonder what it will be like having 3 children? I am pregnant again and so heading towards number 3.  This is something we actively wanted and in our situation needing to take clomid we made this decision, but now that it is here I am both excited and […]

Toddler Starting Nursery

For weeks we have been building up the excitement in our biggest toddler starting nursery; we went to buy the uniform, got the black shoes (which he was very excited about) and started attaching name labels to everything.  He was so looking forward to it and every time we walked past the school he would […]

How to register your nanny with Ofsted

How to register your nanny with Ofsted If you are thinking about hiring a nanny to look after your children you might want to think about Ofsted registration.  This can be a lengthy process and can be annoyingly tricky to find information on how to register your nanny with Ofsted.  As I have already navigated this particular journey and […]