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Countdown to #Christmas - Under 60 Days To Go!

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It's amazing that we're on the brink of November and there are just 56 days 'til Christmas!If, like us, you still have lots of presents to buy and wrap, or don't normally think about Christmas until Halloween and Guy Fawkes' Night are over, then why not get a few treats and treasures today to tick off your #ChristmasList.We've put together a lovely collection of goodies for everyone this year; including Christmas presents for babies of course, as well as Mums,...

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It's amazing that we're on the brink of November and there are just 56 days 'til Christmas!

If, like us, you still have lots of presents to buy and wrap, or don't normally think about Christmas until Halloween and Guy Fawkes' Night are over, then why not get a few treats and treasures today to tick off your #ChristmasList.

We've put together a lovely collection of goodies for everyone this year; including Christmas presents for babies of course, as well as Mums, Dads, grandparents, friends and wider family. We've also found some brilliant Christmas Stockings this year that are so cute.

Pop into our Christmas Presents pages and take a look around, and find something lovely to make your loved ones smile on Christmas morning.

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Katie Piper Book Competition

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Following Katie's fantastic announcement that she is expecting, we were thrilled to meet Katie at this years "Office" Expo at Olympia. We were delighted to have the opportunity to give her one of our baby clothes bouquets. Katie really is an inspiration and we are so delighted to hear her happy news.We also had the pleasure of meeting representatives from the Katie Piper Foundation - a fantastic charity. Visit www.katiepiperfoundation.org.uk to read all about the wonderful work they do and to see...

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Katie Piper Book Competition

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Following Katie's fantastic announcement that she is expecting, we were thrilled to meet Katie at this years "Office" Expo at Olympia. We were delighted to have the opportunity to give her one of our baby clothes bouquets. Katie really is an inspiration and we are so delighted to hear her happy news.

We also had the pleasure of meeting representatives from the Katie Piper Foundation - a fantastic charity. Visit www.katiepiperfoundation.org.uk to read all about the wonderful work they do and to see how you can support this very worthy cause.

Katie was busy signing her new book "Things Get Better" and we were very lucky to receive a signed copy which is "up for grabs" in this month's competition which you can enter here: www.babyblooms.co.uk/competitions

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Katie Piper and Lisa Roberts of BabyBlooms.

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Magical Christmas Presents for all the Family from Babyblooms

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We've gathered together a magical collection of gifts for Christmas this year that will bring a sparkle and smile to everyone's face on Christmas morning.Cute and cuddly soft toys for babies and younger children, fairy costumes and creative games for older boys and girls, and fun and indulgent gifts for mums and dads too... and we've not forgotten to get in some lovely things for Grans and Granddads and friends and the wider family too...Here's our full list!Christmas Presents for...

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We've gathered together a magical collection of gifts for Christmas this year that will bring a sparkle and smile to everyone's face on Christmas morning.

Cute and cuddly soft toys for babies and younger children, fairy costumes and creative games for older boys and girls, and fun and indulgent gifts for mums and dads too... and we've not forgotten to get in some lovely things for Grans and Granddads and friends and the wider family too...

Here's our full list!

Christmas Presents for Babies - Christmas Presents for Boys - Christmas Presents for Girls - Christmas Presents for Mums - Christmas Presents for Dads - Christmas Presents for Grandparents - Christmas Presents for Men - Christmas Presents for Women

Whoever you're buying for this year, have a look at our Christmas Gifts Collection, we're sure you'll find something lovely to give this Christmas.

Magical Christmas Presents from Babyblooms.

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Paddington Arrives Early at Babyblooms!

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Paddington, the new comedy film suitable for the whole family to watch is due for release on 28th November 2014. Filming is already underway at the famous Elstree Studios just north of London, and it has been confirmed that the voice for the much loved bear is to be that of Colin Firth. This new animation based on the original Paddington stories by Michael Bond, boasts an impressive line up of famous names: Julie Walters, Jim Broadbent and Nicole Kidman...

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Paddington Arrives Early at Babyblooms!

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Paddington, the new comedy film suitable for the whole family to watch is due for release on 28th November 2014. Filming is already underway at the famous Elstree Studios just north of London, and it has been confirmed that the voice for the much loved bear is to be that of Colin Firth.

This new animation based on the original Paddington stories by Michael Bond, boasts an impressive line up of famous names: Julie Walters, Jim Broadbent and Nicole Kidman to name just a few!!


According to the Telegraph: In a sign that the film might be quirkier than the average children's offering, it will be directed by Paul King, whose previous credits include the anarchic television series The Mighty Boosh and Come Fly With Me, the airport comedy starring David Walliams and Matt Lucas....https://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/film/film-news/9257760/Paddington-Bear-The-Movie-on-its-way.html

In this much anticipated film, Paddington is a computer generated bear starring in a mixture of computer generated visuals and live action. David Heyman who produced the Harry Potter franchise is the brains behind this exciting project which has already been years in the planning.

As confirmed Paddington fans, the team at Babyblooms have made it a priority to track down the most adorable plush Paddington soft-toys available to add to our gift range. We are delighted and thrilled to announce the arrival at Babyblooms HQ of the Classic Paddington Bear with Boots (22cm) and My First Paddington Bear.

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We're going to be at the Baby and Toddler Show at Bluewater!

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We're going to be at the Baby and Toddler Show at Glow, Bluewater from 11th to the 13th October 2013.We'll have lots of lovely stock with us. We'll also be running special show offers and competitions. Come and visit us and say hello! How to Get To Glow If you have a SATNAV, just enter the postcode DA9 9SG - and the directions will guide you to Bluewater. Then follow the signs marked 'Event Venue'Alternatively, from the M25, follow signs...

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We're going to be at the Baby and Toddler Show at Glow, Bluewater from 11th to the 13th October 2013.

We'll have lots of lovely stock with us. We'll also be running special show offers and competitions. Come and visit us and say hello!

How to Get To Glow

If you have a SATNAV, just enter the postcode DA9 9SG - and the directions will guide you to Bluewater. Then follow the signs marked 'Event Venue'

Alternatively, from the M25, follow signs to Dartford Crossing. Look out for Junction 2 (A2/M2), then follow the signs to Bluewater and 'Events Venue'

Once you're here, there are over 13,000 free car parking spaces (including disabled spots nearer the entrance) to choose from.

If you get stuck, just call Glow on 0870 777 0252 and they'll be happy to give you directions.

Over 13,000 free car parking spaces are available at Bluewater. The closest car parks to Glow are the Thames Walk or Plaza car parks.

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OFFICE at Olympia, London 8-9th Oct Stand No. 3049

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We are delighted that we are once again exhibiting at OFFICE.Babyblooms is the preferred Maternity Gift supplier within many of the UK's leading Companies offering gifts for staff and clients alike to celebrate the birth of a baby. More and more PA's are choosing a Babyblooms Bouquet as an alternative to fresh flowers.The UK's leading event for PAs, EAs, VAs and Office Managers returns to Olympia, London on 8-9 October 2013. Not only does OFFICE play host to a world class training programme but...

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We are delighted that we are once again exhibiting at OFFICE.

Babyblooms is the preferred Maternity Gift supplier within many of the UK's leading Companies offering gifts for staff and clients alike to celebrate the birth of a baby. More and more PA's are choosing a Babyblooms Bouquet as an alternative to fresh flowers.

The UK's leading event for PAs, EAs, VAs and Office Managers returns to Olympia, London on 8-9 October 2013. Not only does OFFICE play host to a world class training programme but will also give delegates an unrivalled opportunity to source a range of new business suppliers and network with their professional peers.

Come and see us at Stand 3049.

Free visitor registration is now open - register here to be part of this essential event.

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Baby & Toddler Show, Bluewater 11-13th October 2014

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The Baby & Toddler Show supported by Emma’s Diary in partnership with Nurofen for Children returns to Glow, Bluewater on 11-13 October and we’re delighted to offer you some great ticket offers to come and visit us at the Show on stand  E37   Save £10! Book 2 tickets for £20 or 2 VIP tickets (for Very Important Parents!) for £40 by quoting BBW23 at www.babyandtoddlershow.co.uk   Plus… Save money with unbeatable deals on top brands and baby essentials – 100s of...

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The Baby & Toddler Show supported by Emma’s Diary in partnership with Nurofen for Children returns to Glow, Bluewater on 11-13 October and we’re delighted to offer you some great ticket offers to come and visit us at the Show on stand  E37

 

Save £10!

Book 2 tickets for £20 or 2 VIP tickets (for Very Important Parents!) for £40 by quoting BBW23 at www.babyandtoddlershow.co.uk

 

Plus…

 

Visiting is easy and stress-free – Bluewater is really easy to get to, there is unlimited FREE PARKING, easy access for bumps and babies and both feeding and changing areas.

Plus, exclusive restaurant offers for visitors mean you can make a day of it at Bluewater with the whole family!

 

Save £10!

Book 2 tickets for £20 or 2 VIP tickets (for Very Important Parents!) for £40 by quoting BBW23 at www.babyandtoddlershow.co.uk

 

We look forward to seeing you there!P.S. Plus, all mums will receive a free goody bagworth £12 at the show, packed with a fantastic range of branded products including a full pack of wipes, nappy cream, baby wash, nappies, breast pads, skin therapy cream and much more!

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Bamboo Baby- UK's First Giant Panda Cub

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To celebrate the much anticipated pregnancy of Tian Tian the Panda and the potential birth of a baby panda at Edinburgh zoo, babyblooms have paired their bouquet of bamboo baby clothing with a delightful plush toy panda. Like all babyblooms new baby gifts these are available to buy online with next working day delivery throughout the uk. Edinburgh zoo is enjoying a burst of panda-mania. Within the next 10 days, the zoo could be home to the first giant panda...

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Bamboo Baby- UK's First Giant Panda Cub

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To celebrate the much anticipated pregnancy of Tian Tian the Panda and the potential birth of a baby panda at Edinburgh zoo, babyblooms have paired their bouquet of bamboo baby clothing with a delightful plush toy panda. Like all babyblooms new baby gifts these are available to buy online with next working day delivery throughout the uk.


Edinburgh zoo is enjoying a burst of panda-mania. Within the next 10 days, the zoo could be home to the first giant panda cub to be born in the UK. There may even be two.


According to the guardian, `Economists predict that one panda cub alone could earn Edinburgh and the Scottish economy an extra 48m over the next 10 years: of all 17 "panda cities" worldwide now hosting giant pandas, Edinburgh is one of the smallest, so the impact the birth is likely to have on its tourism is proportionally larger to read more follow the link: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/aug/30/panda-mania-edinburgh-zoo .


The Bamboo and cotton mix fabric which is used in Babyblooms garments is incredibly soft and luxurious and lends itself perfectly to the styling of the classic baby garments included in the Babyblooms bouquets of baby clothes.


Bamboo fabric is more absorbent than cotton, it quickly absorbs moisture and allows it to quickly evaporate. By quickly drawing moisture away from the skin it is especially suited for babies clothing and can assist with temperature regulation as the fabric is highly breathable.


Material made from Bamboo is naturally antibacterial , hypo-allergenic and anti-fungal. As a fabric it does not promote bacterial growth and as a result is perfect for sensitive or allergy prone skin. Bamboo is widely advocated as being beneficial to sufferers of eczema and other skin conditions.

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The Professional Mum - The First Day of School....

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For some Professional Mums their child's first day of school may be fast approaching! There are a few practical steps you can take in order to ensure a smooth transition to "big school" and lessen the likelihood of tears (theirs and yours!)

You are likely to have already started talking to your child about school and have probably also visited. Settling-in sessions are beneficial where your child has the opportunity to meet and get to know their class teacher, familiarise themselves with their classroom and be aware of where the toilets are.

If you know of any your child's prospective classmates, arranging play dates over the summer holidays is a good idea - familiar faces can be reassuring on the first day, for both you and your child.

So the big day arrives! Try and make starting school as exciting as possible. Get up early; always overestimate how long it will take to get ready, especially if your child is insistent on dressing themselves in their smart new uniform! Moving forward, establish a morning routine that gives both you and your child enough time to get ready, especially when you have to get to work yourself.

The photo of your child kitted out in their uniform on their first day is a must, but don't forget to label everything with name tapes. Sticky labels with their name on can be handy for lunch boxes and waterbottles, ensuring a swift return if they are mislaid.

At first the days will seem long and the constant stimulation of school will be tiring - try and make time for your child to relax at home. Show a genuine interest in the activities and events that your child describes at the end of their school day. If you have any worries or concerns at all, make a point of talking to your child's teacher.

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For some Professional Mums their child's first day of school may be fast approaching! There are a few practical steps you can take in order to ensure a smooth transition to "big school" and lessen the likelihood of tears (theirs and yours!)

You are likely to have already started talking to your child about school and have probably also visited. Settling-in sessions are beneficial where your child has the opportunity to meet and get to know their class teacher, familiarise themselves with their classroom and be aware of where the toilets are.

If you know of any your child's prospective classmates, arranging play dates over the summer holidays is a good idea - familiar faces can be reassuring on the first day, for both you and your child.

So the big day arrives! Try and make starting school as exciting as possible. Get up early; always overestimate how long it will take to get ready, especially if your child is insistent on dressing themselves in their smart new uniform! Moving forward, establish a morning routine that gives both you and your child enough time to get ready, especially when you have to get to work yourself.

The photo of your child kitted out in their uniform on their first day is a must, but don't forget to label everything with name tapes. Sticky labels with their name on can be handy for lunch boxes and waterbottles, ensuring a swift return if they are mislaid.

At first the days will seem long and the constant stimulation of school will be tiring - try and make time for your child to relax at home. Show a genuine interest in the activities and events that your child describes at the end of their school day. If you have any worries or concerns at all, make a point of talking to your child's teacher.

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Gatcombe Horse Trials - Information 2013

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The Festival of British Eventing at Gatcombe Park
2nd - 4th August 2013

We are delighted to announce that we will be exhibiting at the show to be held at GatcombePark, Minchinhampton, Stroud, Gloucestershire - the home of the Princess Royal and her family.

Come and visit us in the Rural Crafts Marquee on Stand No: 13

For Opening Times, Admission Charges and Directions/Travel information please click on the link below:-

https://www.gatcombe-horse.co.uk

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The Festival of British Eventing at Gatcombe Park
2nd - 4th August 2013

We are delighted to announce that we will be exhibiting at the show to be held at GatcombePark, Minchinhampton, Stroud, Gloucestershire - the home of the Princess Royal and her family.

Come and visit us in the Rural Crafts Marquee on Stand No: 13

For Opening Times, Admission Charges and Directions/Travel information please click on the link below:-

https://www.gatcombe-horse.co.uk

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The Professional Mum - Childcare for the Summer Holidays

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For many professional mums at this time of year, thoughts turn to their childcare arrangements during the school summer holidays.

Options to consider are drafting in willing relatives to help, or offering mutual support to friends in a similar position.

Another source of inspiration could be Bristol City Council's Family Information Service, offering free, impartial information and guidance on a full range of childcare and children's services and resources across the city. Information is available on finding childcare, with a list of childcare options in your area, along with contact details. Type 'holiday club' into the Childcare Search on their 1BigDatabase and you'll find a list of relevant providers. You can then contact them to check the hours they can provide childcare, the cost and availability.

In addition, the Family Information Service has achieved the Families First Accreditation, a quality assurance process developed by NAFIS (The National Association of Family Information Services) in conjunction with the Department for Education (DfE) as a tool to measure the effectiveness of delivery of its statutory obligation to meet the Information Duty in Section 12 of the 2006 Childcare Act.

Other professional mums' experiences of a childcare provider may also be useful. However, although personal recommendations can be helpful, you should always take up other references.

You may find details of local childcare providers on noticeboards at local schools, community centres, libraries, or shops. But again, always remember to check references.

Visiting your chosen childcare setting is a good idea. Some things to look for include trained and experienced staff, ready to respond to your child's individual needs and busy but relaxed children who seem happy and purposeful. Premises need to be safe and clean with outside play space, and fun activities should be planned each day with the childrens' interests and enthusiasms in mind. Also look out for a warm welcome for you and your child!

www.bristol.gov.uk/page/children-and-young-people/family-information-service

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For many professional mums at this time of year, thoughts turn to their childcare arrangements during the school summer holidays.

Options to consider are drafting in willing relatives to help, or offering mutual support to friends in a similar position.

Another source of inspiration could be Bristol City Council's Family Information Service, offering free, impartial information and guidance on a full range of childcare and children's services and resources across the city. Information is available on finding childcare, with a list of childcare options in your area, along with contact details. Type 'holiday club' into the Childcare Search on their 1BigDatabase and you'll find a list of relevant providers. You can then contact them to check the hours they can provide childcare, the cost and availability.

In addition, the Family Information Service has achieved the Families First Accreditation, a quality assurance process developed by NAFIS (The National Association of Family Information Services) in conjunction with the Department for Education (DfE) as a tool to measure the effectiveness of delivery of its statutory obligation to meet the Information Duty in Section 12 of the 2006 Childcare Act.

Other professional mums' experiences of a childcare provider may also be useful. However, although personal recommendations can be helpful, you should always take up other references.

You may find details of local childcare providers on noticeboards at local schools, community centres, libraries, or shops. But again, always remember to check references.

Visiting your chosen childcare setting is a good idea. Some things to look for include trained and experienced staff, ready to respond to your child's individual needs and busy but relaxed children who seem happy and purposeful. Premises need to be safe and clean with outside play space, and fun activities should be planned each day with the childrens' interests and enthusiasms in mind. Also look out for a warm welcome for you and your child!

www.bristol.gov.uk/page/children-and-young-people/family-information-service

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The Underwear Rule – Say Pants to Abuse

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PANTS is an acronym made up of five simple rules that we should all teach our children and discuss with them. The Underwear rule which has been devised by the NSPCC makes it easy for parents to discuss the issue of abuse with their children in a non-explicit manner whilst opening the door for communication and in so doing helps parents to tackle this difficult subject and to protect their children.

The Underwear Rule is a simple way that parents can help keep children safe from abuse by teaching them that:

  • their body belongs to them
  • they have a right to say no
  • they should tell an adult if they’re upset or worried
  • We know talking to your child about their private parts and staying safe can seem difficult, but doesn’t have to be scary or mention sex.
  • Simple conversations can help children understand that their body is their own and help protect them from abuse.

P= Privates are Private

A= Always remember your body belongs to you

N= No means no

T= Talk about secrets that upset you

S= Speak up – someone can help

Source: NSPCC Website

For more information visit: https://www.nspcc.org.uk/help-and-advice/for-parents/keeping-your-child-safe/the-underwear-rule/the-underwear-rule_wda97016.html#downloads

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PANTS is an acronym made up of five simple rules that we should all teach our children and discuss with them. The Underwear rule which has been devised by the NSPCC makes it easy for parents to discuss the issue of abuse with their children in a non-explicit manner whilst opening the door for communication and in so doing helps parents to tackle this difficult subject and to protect their children.

The Underwear Rule is a simple way that parents can help keep children safe from abuse by teaching them that:

  • their body belongs to them
  • they have a right to say no
  • they should tell an adult if they’re upset or worried
  • We know talking to your child about their private parts and staying safe can seem difficult, but doesn’t have to be scary or mention sex.
  • Simple conversations can help children understand that their body is their own and help protect them from abuse.

P= Privates are Private

A= Always remember your body belongs to you

N= No means no

T= Talk about secrets that upset you

S= Speak up – someone can help

Source: NSPCC Website

For more information visit: https://www.nspcc.org.uk/help-and-advice/for-parents/keeping-your-child-safe/the-underwear-rule/the-underwear-rule_wda97016.html#downloads

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The Professional Mum - Apprenticeships

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As a parent you want your child to get the best possible start in their career. There are many options available to young people after they leave school and it may be worth them considering an apprenticeship as a key route into securing a job and progressing into a successful career.

Apprenticeships are work-based programmes that combine practical training with study. This allows individuals to earn while they learn, whilst gaining nationally recognised qualifications. Most of the training is delivered in the work place, with an element of 'off the job' training which usually takes place with a training provider or at a college.

If your child lives in England, is over 16 and not in full time education they can apply. Apprenticeships are available to anyone over the age of 16. There are different entry requirements depending on the sector and job. Apprentices need to be committed, motivated, enthusiastic and reliable, with a 'can-do' attitude.

The benefits of being an apprentice include earning a salary, training in the skills employers want, excellent progression opportunities, whether looking to study further or climb the ranks within the workplace, better long term salary prospects and learning at a pace suited to the individual with the support of a mentor. Apprentices have the opportunity to experience new and different challenges, and learn to work better and more effectively.

Apprenticeships last for a minimum of one year, however many can take longer, especially if they are at a higher level or in a certain sectors such as engineering. Employers all over the country recognise and value Apprenticeships as they show that participants have been trained in the skills they need.

As a parent you will influence any potential apprentice. For further information about Apprenticeships and why one could be right for your child visit:

www.apprenticeships.gov.uk

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The Professional Mum - Apprenticeships

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As a parent you want your child to get the best possible start in their career. There are many options available to young people after they leave school and it may be worth them considering an apprenticeship as a key route into securing a job and progressing into a successful career.

Apprenticeships are work-based programmes that combine practical training with study. This allows individuals to earn while they learn, whilst gaining nationally recognised qualifications. Most of the training is delivered in the work place, with an element of 'off the job' training which usually takes place with a training provider or at a college.

If your child lives in England, is over 16 and not in full time education they can apply. Apprenticeships are available to anyone over the age of 16. There are different entry requirements depending on the sector and job. Apprentices need to be committed, motivated, enthusiastic and reliable, with a 'can-do' attitude.

The benefits of being an apprentice include earning a salary, training in the skills employers want, excellent progression opportunities, whether looking to study further or climb the ranks within the workplace, better long term salary prospects and learning at a pace suited to the individual with the support of a mentor. Apprentices have the opportunity to experience new and different challenges, and learn to work better and more effectively.

Apprenticeships last for a minimum of one year, however many can take longer, especially if they are at a higher level or in a certain sectors such as engineering. Employers all over the country recognise and value Apprenticeships as they show that participants have been trained in the skills they need.

As a parent you will influence any potential apprentice. For further information about Apprenticeships and why one could be right for your child visit:

www.apprenticeships.gov.uk

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The Baby Show - NEC Birmingham - Exclusive Ticket Offer

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"The Baby Show, the UK's leading pregnancy & parenting event, returns to NEC, Birmingham from 17-19 May 2013.

As well as providing a superb family-friendly shopping experience, where you can compare 1000s of products from 100s of trusted brands and benefit from exclusive show-only offers, the event also offers visitors a unique opportunity to hear from a selection of leading baby and childcare experts. And when quoting exclusive ticket code BLOOM you can purchase show tickets for just £11.50 - a saving of over 40% on standard ticket prices. To book your tickets simply visit thebabyshow.co.uk and enter the above code."

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"The Baby Show, the UK's leading pregnancy & parenting event, returns to NEC, Birmingham from 17-19 May 2013.

As well as providing a superb family-friendly shopping experience, where you can compare 1000s of products from 100s of trusted brands and benefit from exclusive show-only offers, the event also offers visitors a unique opportunity to hear from a selection of leading baby and childcare experts. And when quoting exclusive ticket code BLOOM you can purchase show tickets for just £11.50 - a saving of over 40% on standard ticket prices. To book your tickets simply visit thebabyshow.co.uk and enter the above code."

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BabyBlooms Bump Watch – Is it a boy or a girl ?

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BabyBlooms Bump Watch – Is it a boy or a girl?

How many times when you were pregnant did people take a step away from you weighing up your bump before sagely announcing the sex of your unborn child as if they were Sir Robert Winston? I remember when I was pregnant for the second time and a friend told me that when you are carrying a boy its all bump and if its all over and on your bum it’s a girl… cue the sage nodding and weighing me up before announcing ‘Its definitely a girl!’ Up until that moment I actually hadn’t noticed my ever expanding backside and damn her she was right I did have a girl… and two years on the big backside!


You can’t really see people going up to Kate and doing the same though can you? Lie down Kate while I balance your humongous wedding ring on a piece of cotton over your bump to see what you are having? Although secretly we hope her close friends have done that? So its left for the world to guess what she is having. We wonder if the Royal household know the sex of the baby already – do you think planning and Royal protocol mean they have to plan everything including what to expect? I chose (my husband wanted to know) not to find out as I reasoned that after the pain of labour I would like a nice surprise- thank you very much. Plus I am that much of a blabbermouth I would have told everyone beforehand which somehow spoils it. I know many of you won’t share that view and are organised and want to know so can plan everything which is great, but wasn’t for me. Although both times, I instinctively knew I was having girls. It didn’t enter my head to look at blue clothes or boys nursery accessories even though I didn’t admit that out loud.

I am sure Kate has an idea in her gut what she is having and if she does know she is a master at keeping schtum. She has expressed the desire for a boy while Wills would like a girl. I feel slightly sorry for her that she has to remain neutral when handed lots of baby gifts from members of the public with the media poised for any reaction towards blue or pink! For now we can all keep guessing…..although judging by Kate’s pert bottom and my friend’s ultimate wisdom I’m saying BOY!

https://www.britmums.com/2013/02/royal-baby-bump-watch/

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BabyBlooms Bump Watch – Is it a boy or a girl?

How many times when you were pregnant did people take a step away from you weighing up your bump before sagely announcing the sex of your unborn child as if they were Sir Robert Winston? I remember when I was pregnant for the second time and a friend told me that when you are carrying a boy its all bump and if its all over and on your bum it’s a girl… cue the sage nodding and weighing me up before announcing ‘Its definitely a girl!’ Up until that moment I actually hadn’t noticed my ever expanding backside and damn her she was right I did have a girl… and two years on the big backside!


You can’t really see people going up to Kate and doing the same though can you? Lie down Kate while I balance your humongous wedding ring on a piece of cotton over your bump to see what you are having? Although secretly we hope her close friends have done that? So its left for the world to guess what she is having. We wonder if the Royal household know the sex of the baby already – do you think planning and Royal protocol mean they have to plan everything including what to expect? I chose (my husband wanted to know) not to find out as I reasoned that after the pain of labour I would like a nice surprise- thank you very much. Plus I am that much of a blabbermouth I would have told everyone beforehand which somehow spoils it. I know many of you won’t share that view and are organised and want to know so can plan everything which is great, but wasn’t for me. Although both times, I instinctively knew I was having girls. It didn’t enter my head to look at blue clothes or boys nursery accessories even though I didn’t admit that out loud.

I am sure Kate has an idea in her gut what she is having and if she does know she is a master at keeping schtum. She has expressed the desire for a boy while Wills would like a girl. I feel slightly sorry for her that she has to remain neutral when handed lots of baby gifts from members of the public with the media poised for any reaction towards blue or pink! For now we can all keep guessing…..although judging by Kate’s pert bottom and my friend’s ultimate wisdom I’m saying BOY!

https://www.britmums.com/2013/02/royal-baby-bump-watch/

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