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Nursery Worker Suspended After Calling Children Names On Facebook

A nursery nurse in Motherwell has been suspended from her position after calling children in her care “ w*****s” and “a*******s” on Facebook. The Daily Record reports that 18 year old early years nursery worker Hayley Neeson complained about the youngsters on Facebook - claiming she had been bitten, spat on and headbutted by three-year-olds. Neeson is…

Head Of Ofsted Urges Parents To Take Up Free Nursery Places For 2 Year Olds

The head of Ofsted, Sir Michael Wilshaw, has urged families from 'poorer backgrounds' to take up the free nursery places that are offered for  two year olds, as it can help them catch up with their 'richer' peers in performance. The government scheme of free nursery places for two year olds has been extended this…

Free Childcare To Double From 15 Hours A Week To 30 Hours

If you're anything like me then you won't have been going through the Queen's Speech with a fine toothed comb to see what was in store from the new Conservative Government, but the headlines about the doubling of free childcare provision may well have caught your attention. The big announcement for parents was that the…

£10 Cashback When You Spend £10+ On Dominos @ Quidco

What's better than getting in from work and not having to cook tea? Getting in from work and ordering a Dominos Pizza and getting £10 cashback for your bother, that's what! If you haven't done already this one is for newbies only, sign up to Quidco and spend just £10 or more at Dominos Pizza…

Foster Family Sought For Six Siblings In Greater Manchester

When care staff working for children's services in Salford began searching for a foster home for six brothers and sisters who wished to stay together, they can't have expected to be inundated with responses. But that's exactly what happened - more than 100 people got in touch to offer support for the siblings who do…

Childcare Vouchers Vs Tax Free Childcare: What's The Difference?

The news isn't something that makes me laugh very often, but I will admit to being slightly amused at the headlining news bulletin when I switched the radio on this morning: "For many families, it doesn't actually pay to go to work due to the cost of childcare", the newscaster said. I was waiting for…

SAHMs: Would Affordable Childcare 'Tempt' You Back To Work?

Here’s a question for the stay-at-home mums among you. Would greater availability of more affordable childcare make you consider ditching the life of a stay-at-home-mum in order to head back to the workplace? Or are you among those who deliberately opted to step off the career ladder in order to focus on your family? I…

Halle Berry Wishes To Cut Child Maintenance: Should There Be A Cap On Child Maintenance Payments?

Today, I have read a few pieces here and there about Halle Berry. I must admit it's not really something that you see a lot of in the UK, but Halle Berry has allegedly asked a judge to reduce child support payments to her ex partner, Gabriel Aubrey. Apparently, Ms Berry has requested in a…

The Secret Of Motherhood: Courage To Try Again Tomorrow

I don’t really ‘do’ inspirational quotes but if I did, I know exactly which one I’d adopt as my personal mantra. It’s this: Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying: 'I will try again tomorrow'. I love it for its simplicity and poignancy. But more importantly, I love it…

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Let’s Talk About Nits, Baby

Let’s Talk About Nits, Baby

Like piles, internet trolls and Jeremy Clarkson, head lice are out there lurking, but you’d rather not dwell on them too much. I mean, your child has lovely clean hair and they go to a nice nursery and you do all the right things  - so why on earth would a bunch of evil beasties…

Price Slice Week: 50% Off Domino's Pizza @ Domino's

Are you starving but can’t be bothered to cook tonight? Well, it’s your lucky day! This week is Domino’s Price Slice week. From the 4th August until Midnight on Sunday 10th August, Domino’s Pizza are offering a massive 50% off their small, medium or large pizzas. Click here to satisfy your appetite with Slice Price…

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Dominos coupon: £10 off £35

Dominos coupon: £10 off £35

Use this Dominos coupon promotional code to get £10 off your pizza order when you spend £35 or more. A handy way to have a treat this half term and save on cooking. Click here to use your Dominos coupon * Discount: £10 Minimum spend: £35 Voucher code: LCMQCYBV Expires: 31st October 2013 The pizza chain issues lots of…

Dominos Coupon Code: 40% off £35 Pizzas Only

Use this Dominos coupon promotional code to get 40% off your pizza order when you spend £35 or more. I don't know how long this code will be available for, but from all that I could find it appears to work across the UK. Could come in handy this weekend. Click here to use your Dominos coupon *…

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Dominos coupon: £5 Off £20

Dominos coupon: £5 Off £20

Use this Dominos coupon code to get £5 off your pizza order when you spend £20 or more. A handy code for the summer holidays. I don't know if it will work on sides, drinks and desserts as only tested it on pizzas. Click here to use your Dominos coupon * Discount: £5 Minimum spend: £20 Voucher code: UCASYEAH…

Pizza Hut Promotional Code: Buy One Pizza Get One Free

Always handy to have a pizza code to hand during the summer holidays! This Pizza Hut coupon code gives you one free pizza when you buy a pizza. Click here to use your Pizza Hut promotional code* Discount: one free pizza Promotional code: VCFWT45JZ Expires: 31st October 2013 To use this coupon code, buy your…