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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.

How to Find a Childminder

Finding an approved and reputable childminder can be like gold dust. We help unveil the meaning, requirements, and how to find a childminder that meets your needs.

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.

Our Top 30 Toddler Halloween Costume Ideas

Halloween may be a time of all things spooky and scary, but you just can’t beat the cuteness of a toddler in costume. Find our best toddler Halloween Costume ideas here. 

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

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.

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.

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. 

The Top 15 Tasty Lunch Ideas for Toddlers

Lunch times with toddlers can feel like Groundhog Day, but fear not. Liven up your toddler’s lunch with this list of the top 15 lunch ideas for Toddlers. 

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.

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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