Posts in Tag


In 2012, after twenty years of teaching aquatic skills both abroad and in the UK, Penny Watkins founded Aqualife Swimming in Sevenoaks. It has now become once of the most popular and highly recommended independent swim schools in the area. Here, Penny tells us why swimming is an essential life skill for any child, as well as explaining some of the unique and holistic techniques that Aqualife use to teach children and adults to swim. LEARN TO SWIM AND SAVE YOUR LIFE With so many extra-curricular activities and sports to

Naturopathic Nutritionist, Kiowa Reynolds shares 7 steps we can take to build a stronger immune system in our children… Recurrent infections, colds, flu, gastrointestinal bugs, ear infections, constant runny noses. Sound familiar? This seems to be expected with children nowadays, and while it is an important lesson for your child’s developing immune system to contract certain pathogens and diseases in order to evolve their immune response and reducing the risk of further illness in the future, it should not mean that children are frequently fighting infections. There is a lot

Research has shown that a bad divorce can have a deep and lasting impact on children, begging the question why parents are still not embracing alternative less adversarial options open to them? It doesn’t take a degree in child psychology to know that family breakdowns have a profound influence on the children involved. Divorce is increasingly prevalent in society yet studies show that the negative effect on children caught up in family feuds is no less intense than it was years ago when divorce was far rarer. The damage is

Thank you to the Sevenoaks Bookshop for compiling this fab list of Christmas reads for kids! Christmas Crackers A Peter Rabbit Tale: A Christmas Wish £5.99, (3+) Will the four little bunnies get what they want for Christmas? Santa Selfie by Peter Bently £6.99, (3+) Santa decides to go on holiday for Christmas but his celebrity status starts to drive him mad. All I want for Christmas by Rachel Bright £6.99, (3+) What does mummy penguin want for Christmas? Oliver Elephant by Lou Peacock £6.99, (3+) Oliver Elephant gets lost on Christmas

David Paton, Head at Radnor House, talks about the importance of developing resilience in our young people and how at Radnor House they intend to build it… I have been amazed at the interest generated from my recent blog on the topic of building resilience in young people. It has been shared and commented on repeatedly and it seems to have developed into something of a talking point around school. This week I’ve been asking about it on school tours with prospective parents and again and again the same response seems to

Sevenoaks Mums Top Tips: Take a picnic and a lot of snacks therefore no complaining of being hungry! Don’t forget that children under 10 travel for free on the tubes and buses. You do have to buy them a train ticket! Children accompanied by an adult are £1.  And we only recently discovered the Network Railcard – for us mums to save a third on our train travel… you’re welcome! If you buy your tickets through the National Rail you will find some offers on the more expensive days

With the summer holidays approaching, we thought you might like to find out more about Buzy Bees, a children’s softplay facility in Ash, Kent, opened in October 2015 & aimed at children between the ages of 0-12. The owner of Buzy Bees explains their concept… Buzy Bees is a family-run business and our wish was to create somewhere that parents could take their children to play but also to be able to join other parents in a friendly relaxing atmosphere. The property was completely revamped between August and October 2015 which included a new modern Café’

Blog courtesy of David Paton, Head at Radnor House It’s a trendy topic to discuss toughness in education but having spent the weekend finishing off “Clever Lands” by Lucy Crehan it was obvious to me that a huge amount of success in education, mirrored time and again across the world, is down to how hard and how effectively children work throughout their school career. The following is my five point guide to improving your child’s mental toughness: 1) Praise effort NOT output – this one is so important. The subtle

Playing outside provides unlimited opportunities for creativity, imagination, connecting to the natural environment and for personal growth. Think back to a time when you used to play as a child. Can you picture where this was? Most adults, when asked, find that their favourite play memories involve an outdoor, natural space. There has been much research on the benefits of outdoor play. Helen Bilton, an Educational Advisor and author of ‘Playing Outside’ describes the main benefits in her view: ‘Firstly, outside is a natural environment for children. There is a freedom associated with the

Blog content courtesy of Healthy Bellies, Happy Kids At this time of year, we seem to be bombarded with coughs and snot at every turn. Here are some tips for keeping your family healthy during cold and flu season and all year-round. Limit sugar consumption. Several clinical studies have shown sugar consumption to physically inhibit immune function for a significant period of time. The impairment of immune function is said to begin less than 30 minutes after sugar ingestion and remain that way for more than five hours!! The height

1 2 Page 1 of 2

Latest Stories

Search stories and listings by typing keyword and hit enter to begin searching.