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Benefits for families with primary school children
The parents’ guide to benefits for families with primary school children
Do you know what financial support you’re eligible for when your child is school age? We take a look at what you might be entitled to.
Childcare benefits explained for parents of preschool and primary school children
Childcare benefits explained for parents of preschool and primary school children
The government provides benefits that can help with the cost of childcare, including breakfast and after-school clubs. We explain what you might be...
Universal Credit explained for parents
Universal Credit explained for parents of primary school children
Universal Credit is gradually replacing six existing benefits. We asked the experts at Turn2Us, the charity that helps people in financial need gain...
Best literacy home schooling resources
Best literacy home schooling resources
Whether your child is just learning to read and print letters or looking for ways to put their creative writing skills to the test, we've...
11 top tips for working at home while your child is off school
11 top tips for combining homeschooling with working from home
Whether you're juggling your job and your child's learning during ongoing school disruptions or have chosen to home educate alongside...
What’s safe and what’s not during coronavirus school closures
What’s safe and what’s not during coronavirus school closures: the latest news
Wondering what you can or can't do during the UK-wide lockdown? Here's our guide to what's allowed and what's not during the...
What is a school nursery?
What is a school nursery?
Nursery classes are a stepping stone between pre-school and Reception. We take a look at what happens in school nurseries, and the pros and cons of...
Holiday clubs and afterschool clubs in the UK and the law
Holiday clubs and the law: your questions answered
Read our guide to holiday club legislation to make sure your child has a safe and enjoyable experience.
What is a breakfast club?
What is a breakfast club?
Providing a decent meal to start the day – and a reliable childcare solution – breakfast clubs are now available in most schools. We take a look at...
After-school childcare: playing a game at a club
The parents’ guide to after-school childcare: out-of-school clubs
Convenient and cost-effective, out-of-school clubs can be a good solution to the before- and after-school childcare dilemma. So what do you need to...
After-school childcare: childminders
The parents’ guide to after-school childcare: childminders
With a home-from-home environment and smaller numbers than an after-school club, childminders are a popular choice for after-school childcare. Here’s...
Homework with grandparent
The parents’ guide to after-school childcare: relatives
Getting a grandparent or other family member to provide after-school childcare can be a dream come true – or a bit of a nightmare. Lucy Dimbylow...
Child learning to canoe
Summer childcare: children's activity holidays
Summer camps not only offer brilliant and unusual activities for the kids to enjoy, they can provide a break (or much-needed childcare!) for you as...
Nanny reading book to children
How to find good childcare
Thinking about which type of childcare will suit your family best? Pacey (previously the National Childminding Association) shares advice for...
Girl in library
Why a homework club could work for your child
Is getting homework done a constant struggle? An after-school homework club could be the solution, says Moira Holden