Lighting up Young Brains

Lighting up Young Brains  by Claire Paye, MAHM   According to Professor Torsten Baldeweg, Professor of Neuroscience and Child Health, from University College London’s Institute of Child health, the early years ‘are absolutely critical’.  The report in which he is quoted, ‘Lighting up Young Brains’ also identifies 130,000 children a year who are ‘falling behind’, […]

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New Tax changes in Canada that affect parents

1 April 2016 by Beverly Smith The new Liberal government under PM Justin Trudeau has changed benefits from the earlier Conservative PM Harper regime. It is a bad news/good news story, but the weight may be towards good news.  Direct money paid to parents will actually increase and be less conditional. Taxes for many families […]

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Debating Maternal Care – HoL needs to launch independent inquiry

The House of Lords will be debating Maternal Care on Thursday 17th March. Good news. Click here  for more information. Worth tuning in at 1pm to see if the debate stays firm on topic to examine the vital importance of maternal care and how it might be best supported, or whether it mutates into discussion of […]

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If I could just afford to breathe with you…

by Karem Roitman   As I stroke your head Honey-sweet sleep gently seeps in Your hand relaxes – revealing a treasured plastic toy…   You still smell of caramel and dirt Still throw yourself into hugs Heeding no boundaries between your body and mine   I pause and breathe you in again Exhale Day and […]

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Time To Celebrate the Gender Pay Gap, says Laura Perrins of TCW

Time To Celebrate the Gender Pay Gap Click on link above by Laura Perrins The Conservative Woman 17th February 2016

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Let’s make a difference, says The Duchess of Cambridge

Let’s make a difference for an entire generation of children 17th February, Huffington Post

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England ranks near bottom in happiness tables

England rank near bottom in happiness tables The Guardian 16th February 2016

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Warning over plans to extend nursery hours

Warning over plans to extend nursery hours   17th February 2016 MAHM says: ‘The Government will not listen’ …….that’s something we seem to hear time and time again these days! In other words failure to engage with people on the ground – and failure to listen to the concerns of experiences practitioners and managers when it […]

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Critical Maternalism: a window on the 21st Century?

By Dr Pam Jarvis  16th February 2016 The concept of “maternalism” emerged onto the socio-political stage during the mid-19th century, initiated by the army of middle class female social workers that arose within the deprived urban areas that grew rapidly in England after the Industrial Revolution. Historian Seth Koven reflected that such women ‘used maternalist […]

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As the rich get richer, everyone else gets less happy

As the rich get richer, everyone else gets less happy The Guardian, Sustainable Business 16th February 2016

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