More children inspired to read by Charity expansion

More children inspired to read by Charity expansion

Following its success in Hammersmith and Fulham, Children’s literacy charity, Doorstep Library, has expanded its home-reading support programme into Westminster. The move will benefit around 40 families and 96 children by lending books and reading support to parents. Delivering trained volunteers into the homes of young children to read to them and with them,...

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What children really think about Santa Claus

What children really think about Santa Claus

47 percent of British children aged five to 11 say they have met the real Santa Claus, new research reveals.  A festive survey was conducted by Columbus Direct of 100 primary school children aged between five and 11, in October this year. The research found a number of children still...

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London kids need better mental health support

London kids need better mental health support

Three quarters of children in London suffering with mental health issues fail to receive treatment according to a recent investigation by Public Health England (PHE). According to the same survey, there are more than 110,000 or 1 in 10 children in the city diagnosed with significant mental illness. Additional findings...

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Children’s Society announces charity Christmas events across London churches

Children’s Society announces charity Christmas events across London churches

This December, The Children’s Society are holding a range of Christmas events and activities in schools and churches for all ages across London in support of vulnerable children over Christmas. The Christingle celebrations are open to the public and all money raised will go to The Children’s Society, which aims...

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Advice overload spreads fertility anxiety among younger women

Advice overload spreads fertility anxiety among younger women

Two thirds of 18-24 year-old women worry about their fertility with conflicting information, pressure from celebrity culture, friends and family all adding to fears, according to new research from HCA Healthcare UK. The study suggests that conflicting and unreliable fertility advice is causing ‘unnecessary stress’ to women in the UK...

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Explore Learning Opens in Nine Elms

Explore Learning Opens in Nine Elms

A new Explore Learning centre has opened in Nine Elms and will help children aged five to 14 learn maths and English. The new centre is one of 122 across the UK that help over 35,000 students each week with a tutor to student ratio of one to six. Explore...

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Children are worried of being bullied, and Loneliness

Children are worried of being bullied, and Loneliness

A recent writing competition launched by Book People in October 2016, has shown that young children between the age of five and eleven, are worried about bullying, loneliness or being different. More than 1,300 children entered the competition for the chance to have their stories published, with over 70% based...

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Jungle migrant camp in process of dismantling at Calais

Jungle migrant camp in process of dismantling at Calais

Heavy machinery will be sent in to demolish the Jungle migrant camp at Calais tomorrow with 2,500 migrants estimated to leave the camp today. “There’s a risk tensions increase in the week because at some point the bulldozers are going to have to come in,” said member of the charity...

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Firefly allows 5 year olds to drive

Firefly allows 5 year olds to drive

The first car designed for 5-10 year olds has been unveiled. The Firefly is the brainchild of Young Driver which provides driving lessons for under-17s. The Firefly was designed because “it became clear that there was currently nothing suitable for those aged under 10 to drive.” The company says that...

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Bad diet during pregnancy may cause ADHD

Bad diet during pregnancy may cause ADHD

Indulging in a high-fat, high-sugar diet during pregnancy increases your child’s risk of developing ADHD. Research published in the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry explored how a mother’s prenatal nutritional choices impact a gene closely linked to behavourial problems commonly found in children, including Attention Deficit Disorder (ADHD). Scientists...

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