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A big welcome to our iChild blog! With regular posts from both the iChild team and our specialist iChild bloggers on absolutely everything that matters to the parent, childminder, teacher or anybody who works with children aged 0 to 11.

Being a School Governor

Posted by iChild, October 17, 2018 8:45 AM
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Could you volunteer to support and challenge a local school? Judith Hicks, Head of Inspiring Governance, shares her insight into the role of school governor. If you want to make a positive difference to children - this inspiring article demystifies what is involved in such an important role.

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Boosting Your Family’s Online Safety

Posted by iChild, October 10, 2018 11:34 AM
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Keeping our children safe online is a key issue in everyone's mind. We're very pleased to share this blog by Katie O’Donovan, Google's Online Safety Public Policy Manager, offering 10 great tips to help us keep our children safe through the fast-changing online world. Google has recently launched its Safety Centre which features resources and information to help parents deal with important topics like data security, privacy controls, and online protections.

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Woodland Books & Toys

Posted by iChild, October 03, 2018 2:15 PM
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Celebrating woodlands and the beautiful season of autumn! We've selected our favourite books, toys and children's products from our iChild Shop.

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Should children do household chores?

Posted by iChild, September 26, 2018 2:50 PM
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Blogger, "The Next Best Thing to Mummy" is a mum, stepmum and grandparent, who worked as a childminder for 14 years, until ill health forced her to give up. She has been employed as a preschool development worker and by the children’s centre as a support childminder. Here she shares her experience on encouraging her children to share in household chores.

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Pirate products - a veritable treasure trove from our iChild Shop!

Posted by iChild, September 19, 2018 3:30 PM
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Wednesday 19 September was International Talk Like a Pirate Day! We've selected a veritable treasure trove of goodies for your own little pirates to enjoy. Pirate fun to last well beyond one day!

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Five healthy recipes for your kids’ packed lunches

Posted by iChild, September 12, 2018 9:52 AM
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Jane Rylands is from the kitchen appliance manufacturer Belling. Here, she shares her top five healthy recipes you should try for your kids’ packed lunches. We love the recipes and know that you will too!

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Peter Rabbit Toys

Posted by iChild, September 05, 2018 9:27 PM
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Celebrating 125 years since Peter Rabbit's creation! Our iChild Shop has a selection of lovely toys, books and other items based on the well-loved characters created by Beatrix Potter 125 years ago.

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Preparing your child for primary school

Posted by iChild, August 29, 2018 10:29 AM
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By Jemma, author of Thimble & Twig blog. Jemma is a teacher of many and mother of four. In this article she shares her helpful tips and advice on preparing children for the next big step in their lives - starting primary school.

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Founding Fofolino, the luxury baby muslin brand

Posted by iChild, August 22, 2018 2:07 PM
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Founder of Fofolino and mother of four, Eugénie Haniel is no stranger to the thrills and spills of motherhood – so much so that she started her very own muslin brand, boasting an exquisite collection of super soft muslins made from the finest double weave 100% white cotton. Here Eugénie shares her own parenting insight from raising four young children of her own, while building a brand that has, in just two short years, become the must-have changing bag companion for all walks of life. with a baby…

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Tooth and teething products

Posted by iChild, August 15, 2018 4:06 PM
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Wednesday 22nd August is National Tooth Fairy Day. So we've selected some lovely products from our iChild Shop to help care for your beautiful baby's teeth.

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