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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