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NDCS: Deaf Children Failing To Make Top Grades

Parents or carers of deaf children, such as those with au pair jobs in the UK, will be disheartened to hear that youngsters who are hard of hearing are falling behind their classmates. According to findings from the National Deaf Children’s Society (NDCS), deaf children cannot keep up with their peers from primary school age…

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Government Launches Mindfulness Initiative For School Children

The government is launching a host of new sessions to support children’s mental health and wellbeing in primary and secondary schools as part of one of the largest mental health trials in the world. Under the scheme, 370 schools in the country will participate, teaching children mindfulness exercises, relaxation techniques and breathing exercises to help…

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RCPCH: Not Enough Evidence About Negative Impact Of Screentime

For many parents and carers, the use of screentime is invaluable in helping to entertain and educate their children. However, knowing how much time to allow your youngsters to spend on their tablet, TV or computer can be tricky, with reports being published about its negative impact on children’s health. That is why many people…

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How Do Your Kids Use Digital Devices?

There’s no escaping digital devices in this day and age. From smartphones and tablets to laptops and computers, we’re surrounded by technology and it’s being used in ever more areas of our lives. For parents it can be difficult to know how much their youngsters should be using digital devices, but the Times Educational Supplement…

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Almost Half Of Young People Have Active Lives

Sport England is behind a ground-breaking new survey that explores the activity levels of children in the country. The research has revealed that 43.3 per cent of children in England lead active lives, which means they do more than 60 minutes of physical activity a day. However, 32.9 per cent of the youngsters surveyed do…

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Pinterest Offers Ideas For Kids Parties

If you’re working in au pair jobs, chances are that you’ll have to help plan a children’s birthday party (or two) during your time with a family. That can be great fun, but sometimes it can be hard to come up with creative ideas. Step up Pinterest, which has recently published its 2019 trend report,…

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What To Do In London In December

Those of you taking on jobs with a London au pair agency will no doubt be thinking up all sorts of fun ideas and activities to do with your young charges this winter… and with December just around the corner, there are all sorts of festive goings-on to enjoy. Here are just a couple that…

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