After a long day at school, the last thing children often want to do is return home with a pile of homework to complete. But it’s not just children writing stories, researching historical events or working on projects around the kitchen table, as parents, siblings and grandparents are increasingly getting roped in to help. In […]... Read more.
The end of the school day often comes as a relief for both children and staff. However if plans revealed by the Labour Party last week go ahead, schools could be required to extend their opening times to provide additional childcare. The initiative would increase primary school opening times from 8am-6pm in a bid to […]... Read more.
There was cause for celebration at Playforce headquarters last week after it was revealed our Playforce Shop Cork Solid Blocks have won the Gold Award in the Outdoor Toys and Equipment category at the Practical Pre-School Awards 2013. The judges loved our blocks’ innovative and practical design and commented on their suitability for use both […]... Read more.
Formal tests could be introduced for children as young as five if plans revealed this week by the Government go ahead. This comes despite objections from education specialists concerned about the “profound damage” such early testing could have on a generation of children. In a letter to The Daily Telegraph signed by over 100 education […]... Read more.
Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg recently announced that from September 2014, families in England earning less than £16,190 a year would be entitled to 15 hours a week of free childcare provision for two-year olds. For families struggling with the costs of childcare, the new proposal is a source of reassurance and relief, however the […]... Read more.