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Should I let my child walk to school?

By Spurgeons | September 7, 2023
The average primary school journey is just 1.6 miles, yet one in four cars on the road during the morning peak are doing the school run. Encouraging children to walk to school, cycle or scoot can reduce congestion and pollution…

Tips to help your child transition to secondary school

By Spurgeons | August 31, 2023
Transition to Secondary School – Tips for Primary to Secondary Transition  At the end of the summer, many children across the country will be leaving the cosy atmosphere of their primary school behind and starting secondary school. This can be…

Back to school anxiety tips for parents and carers

By Spurgeons | August 25, 2023
Back to school anxiety tips for parents While we may not want to give up on summer yet, sadly it’s time to prepare to go back to school. Amongst the shopping for school shoes and labelling shirts, we also need…
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Top Tips for Exam Results Day 2023

By Spurgeons | August 17, 2023
It’s Exam Results Day! On Thursday 17th August, students all around the country will be finding out their A-Level exam results followed by GCSE exam results on 24th August. Despite the joyous A* students that celebrate triumphantly in newspaper photos,…
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Summer holiday activities for kids at home

By Daniel Robertson | August 9, 2023
Activities for kids during the summer holidays Are your kids getting bored already? Here at Spurgeons, we understand that keeping children entertained during the summer holidays can sometimes be a challenge. What’s more, the summer weather can often be unpredictable.…

10 Top tips for managing parenting stress

By Spurgeons | July 20, 2023
Parenting Stress  As parents, we always have a lot on our plate, from juggling childcare and homework to kids’ parties and activities. However, add in a job, relationships, and finances, and things can start to get stressful. Even if your…
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5 Top Tips for Positive Parenting

By Daniel Robertson | July 13, 2023
5 Top Tips for Positive Parenting What is it and how do I use it? There are so many parenting terms being coined these days, but positive parenting is an approach proven to work, which is both easy to adopt…
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When does too much gaming become a problem?

By Spurgeons | July 7, 2023
While we might have some awareness that too much gaming is bad for kids, it has long been unclear how much screen time is too much or unhealthy. With the summer holidays fast approaching, it can often be challenging to…
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The Young Carers Festival: a yearly opportunity for respite and friendship

By Daniel Robertson | June 30, 2023
The Young Carers Festival: a yearly opportunity for respite and friendship This year from the 30th June to 2nd July Spurgeon’s young carers will be attending the Young Carers Festival in Southampton. Not only does it give the young people…

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