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15 Christmas Crafts for Kids

It's that time of year when creativity flows and inspiration is everywhere. Nothing says Christmas like getting crafty with loved ones. We have 15 Christmas craft ideas for you and your kids.

The 14 Best Advent Calendars for Christmas 2018

As the excitement (and hopefully not stress) of Christmas creeps up on us, what better way for the kids to count down to the Big Day with an advent calendar like no other?

15 Creative Cake Ideas For Boys

Stuck on ideas for your son's next birthday cake? Allow your creativity to flow with these 15 amazing cake ideas for boys, that will certainly bring a smile to his face.

Halloween Safety Tips for Kids and Parents

Halloween parties are a highlight for kids in the dreary Autumn term, however there are risks associated. Find out how to keep your kids safe with this guide. 

How to Improve Behaviour with a Kids Reward Chart

When it comes to keeping a check on your little one's behaviour, nothing ticks the boxes like a reward chart. Rewards can be a very handy parenting tool, and here are a few ways to get the best out of them

How to Keep Children Safe on the Internet

The online world provides our children with a global playground, and opportunities for socialising and learning outside of their own local bubble - but how can you be sure that you’re keeping them safe on the internet?

10 Most Popular Bedtime Stories for Kids

With 50 years' experience of reading magical bedtime stories to sleepy children, we've come to know which ones are the favourites.  Here's a list of our top 10 bedtime stories to keep children happy.

When Should You First Leave Your Child With a Babysitter?

As new parents you're likely finding yourself caught between the opposing camps of 'desperate to go out' and 'don't want to leave baby'.  There's no right or wrong answer - but here's some wise advice.

Top Tips for When Your Kids Start Primary School

Dropping your kids off for their first day of primary school can be daunting, but don’t panic. We’ve created a list of top tips to help make the day easier. 

22 Great Places to Take Kids This Summer to Keep Them Entertained

We have found 22 great place to take kids this Summer across the UK for a day out. Wherever you are located you should find somewhere not too far to visit.

9 Top Tips for keeping Children Cool, Calm and Protected in the Sun

As temperatures soar we discover 9 ways to keep your cool with kids in the heat.

How to Get Kids to Sleep in the warm Summer months

With the long light evenings and the hot temperature it can be real hard to get children to sleep in the Summer months. Check out our guide for more peaceful nights

How to Balance Work and Family Life

Sitters understand that every family is different, their needs are different. Know your rights and get the facts for how to balance work and family life

What Are the Benefits of Pocket Money? And How Much Should You Give?

What are the benefits of pocket money? And how much to give? A decision all parents will face at one point, in-depth research on the benefits and negatives

Top Tips for Preventing Summer Holiday Learning Loss

During the long summer holidays, months of effort & learning risk being diminished due to children simply forgetting the knowledge they have built up. Here we discover ways to prevent 'Summer Slide'

15 Fun Books for Boys to Read

Reading has the ability to ignite the imagination of any aged boy, whether spy, adventure or comedy themed. We have compiled 15 fun books for boys to read

What you need to know about Childhood Safety

Most accidents in childhood are preventable; here we discover what the risks are and what action should be taken. 

How to Get Your Kids In to the Primary School of Your Choice

Most parents will face this same worry, how to register for primary school. Follow our informative guidelines and put this fear to bed once and for all.

15 Best Educational Apps for Kids

Keep your kids distracted guilt free. We’ve uncovered 15 of the best educational apps for kids and children. Incorporate learning in to their play routine today.

Kids and Babies First Aid Courses for Parents

Would you know what to do if your child had a serious accident in or around the home? Find out about First Aid Courses for Parents here. 

29 Amazing Face Painting Ideas for Kids

Don't worry that great face painting is only for fine artists. With good-quality face paints, a few brushes and sponges, you too can create face paints to wow, inspire, and amuse.

How to Organise a Toddler-Tastic Easter Egg Hunt

Make this Easter even more memorable for your toddlers with an Easter egg hunt. This is our guid to making 

19 Egg-citing Easter Egg Decoration Ideas

Kids love to decorate and design their own Easter Eggs. Get inspired from some of the most creative and cool eggs that we could find. Have a fun and Happy Easter!

The Best 15 Animated Movies to Watch with Your Children

At Sitters we’ve been on the children’s favourite film circuit a while, and here are the ones that we rate the Best 15 Animated Movies that both you and your children will enjoy, whatever their age or gender.

The Best Ways to Stop Children Being Afraid of the Dark

Whether it’s monsters under the bed, or the bogeyman at the window, small children have a propensity to have one major fear in common: the dark.

Parenting in the Digital Age

Parenting in the digital age is a game where the rules constantly change. How as a parent can you get it right when the goalposts are constantly changing?

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