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The great debate of our era — is technology more helpful than it is harmful? Until 2020 hits. And then we were bulldozed into a world of screens and forced to focus on the positives and turn a blind eye to the damaging statistics of excessive screen time. All that effort to encourage children to play outside, engage in anything BUT a screen, gone — out the window completely. The children had finally won, or so they thought. Unbeknown to us at the time, we would rely on technology for everything for over a year (well those of us that…


It’s a pretty good time to own a tutoring company. It can be a fairly lucrative business and there seems to be no signs of this growth slowing down. An entire industry has been manufactured out of the fear of ‘falling behind’ and the need to ‘catch up’ alongside the race to enhance a child’s performance for schools, exams and future jobs. For lots of families tutoring has become a part of their child’s school curriculum. This is largely thanks to technology which has allowed an increase in accessibility and affordability, reaching children in both the private and state systems…


I’ve known this to be true for a while now. But that wasn’t always the case. There was a very short time when I believed that teaching wasn’t a career for me. It had been suggested that I’d make a good teacher and I ought to think about this as a career. I understood it was one of the most important jobs out there, but I wasn’t quite convinced it was for me, yet. A part of me feels that I had been conditioned to believe the false claim that, ‘those who can, do. Those who can’t, teach.’ …


Trust me I am a 4 year old.

That first year of primary school is something quite special. But being a teacher in Reception is something else. It’s pretty amazing. For each child it’s a momentous journey and you are a huge part of it. It’s a year full of surprises, of organised chaos and glitter (eco friendly, of course). In fact if you haven’t got glitter everywhere at the end of the day then you probably can’t call it a Reception classroom. You learn to predict the unpredictable (no lesson quite goes to plan, and no day is ever…

Kindling Education

Providing the ultimate parent toolkit for a positive school start for your child. A holistic approach which puts children’s emotional well being first.