Penelope’s Birth Story

It's been three weeks to the day that Penelope came into our lives. With this baby I knew I wanted an elective Cesarean due to the crazy labour I faced with Evelyn. I didn't ever put into words my birth story for Evelyn for two reasons. 1: I could barely remember what happened due to… Continue reading Penelope’s Birth Story

Learning, Uncategorized

Pure Imagination

Pure Imagination Let’s imagine. Close your eyes and take yourself to a calm place, a place where you feel happy and content. Where did you go? A tropical paradise… A fruitful meadow… Outer space?? Wherever you went you used a combination of previous knowledge and a handful of imagination. These two key concepts go hand… Continue reading Pure Imagination


Fine Motor Fun

Pencil control, fine motor skills, precise positioning. These skills that children develop from as young as 10 months have become something of a focus in the Early Years setting at Primary school. The ability to grip, manoeuvre and place seem like skills that children will gain instinctively but without opportunities they can become overlooked. Studies… Continue reading Fine Motor Fun

Travel, Uncategorized

Disneyland Paris

The happiest place in the world? Yes! We had an absolutely wonderful 4 days trip to the park so I thought I'd blog about our experience including tips and tricks to help anyone thinking of going (and to remind me for when we go again!) So, we booked direct through Disneyland Paris Travel Company back… Continue reading Disneyland Paris

Home, Learning, parenting

Childcare Conundrum

Lately I've had quite a few messages asking my opinion on childcare options. Having a profession within the education setting sees me inundated with questions, queries, reassurances and general musings (which I love, honestly, ask away!). The play school/ nursery/ childminder/ pre-school debate is always something I see on the internet and now social media… Continue reading Childcare Conundrum