National Offer Day nerves?

The Private Parent
01 March 2019
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Today is National Offer Day, and like thousands of other parents, I will be finding out which secondary school my daughter will attend come September.

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Soon to be - Redundant Mum?

The Private Parent
21 September 2018
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For 18 years I have been the cook, the cleaner, the washer-upper, the birthday cake baker, the study buddy, the taxi, the banker, the shoulder to cry on, the wall to bounce off, the teacher, the confidant and the constant in my daughter's life. Next week that is all going to change...

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Starting school is finally on the horizon

The Private Parent
10 August 2018
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Now we’re firmly in the settling period starting school is very much a reality and I’ll admit I’m both more excited and more nervous about the big day than I thought I’d be.

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Keeping it all in perspective

The Private Parent
27 October 2016
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I had vowed over the weekend that I would be prepared. I’d get my daughter's uniform ironed and ready. I’d get up earlier to prepare breakfast. I’d get to school on time to find a parking space less than a mile away!

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The school admissions process: is it child's play?

The Private Parent
11 October 2016
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It's that time of year when parents with children leaving nursery start their applications for schools, so we present some top tips for navigating the process.

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