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The Wheels on Debussy


Local mums, Louise Knight and Fiona Sharp, are bringing back world class classical music to the children of Tonbridge with an exciting line up for Autumn.

The Wheels on Debussy provides a high quality...

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Here Comes The Sun!

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Thumbs Up World – the beginning of a wonderful adventure!

We are two mums (and grandmothers!) who have developed a fun range of creative products to reward children and engage with their learning and developing adventures. This range has been extended to children with additional needs acting as a tool to support them, to better...

Family Matters Magazine Health

Summer Safety For Children

Exposing your child to too much sun may increase their risk of skin cancer later in life.Sunburn can also cause considerable pain and discomfort in the short term.That’s why babies and children need to have their skin protected between March and October in the UK.


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Au Pair Or Nanny, What’s The Difference?

You may be a family that have chidren starting school in September and children left at home and if you work i guess the biggest headache is childcare.

We take a look at two options you have which are employing a nanny or an aupair.


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Top Tips From 11 Plus Academy

Welcome to 11 Plus Academy where year 5 and 6 children are helped year after year to achieve their full potential on the 11+ test in Kent and Medway. We are very proud to have achieved an 90% Pass rate in 2015 - we are so proud!

Now taking...

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Improve 11+ Vocabulary In A Flash

It is widely acknowledged that parents have a crucial part to play in helping a child develop a rich vocabulary, which is critical to success in the 11+. Flash cards are a powerful learning tool that fits easily into your everyday routine; simple and versatile, used...

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Getting Ready For The 11+ In September

Your child will take the test in year 6 at primary school. The Kent Test dates for 2016 will be 8 September 2016.

The results for the 2016 Kent Test will be sent out on 13 October 2016. You can get your results by email, If you registered online...

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Preparing Your Child For Starting School

Starting school is an exciting time for young children and their parents. It can be a daunting time, too. But with a little preparation and encouragement, most children will settle in easily at school.

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20 Ways To Cope With Challenging Toddler Behaviour With Gentle Parenting

One of the questions I’m more commonly asked is “what does gentle parenting look like when it comes to dealing with challenging toddler behaviour?” There really isn’t one simple answer to that, it really depends on the the uniqueness of the child, the parent(s) and...