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Is poster paint safe for my 1 year old to use with supervision?

My wife and I bought some poster paint from The Works (UK arts, books, and stationery shop) for our 1 year old daughter to have a play at "painting" with. The plan would be a large wipe-...
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Are oak leaves safe for my baby to touch?

If I found a "clean" oak leaf, and gave it to my baby to hold, could it poison her? She did try to suck it and of course I didn't let her, but I'm now wondering if it's best not to do it ...
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Teacher asking my 5 year old daughter to take a boy student to toilet

My daughter is in year 1 in the UK. She was asked by her teacher to help a boy of her class go to the boys' toilet and get back. What should I be aware of in such cases? I am not sure what were the ...
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Organising child care when giving birth

We have recently confirmed that my wife is pregnant with our second child. After the usual excitement, we realised that we're going to have to sort out care for our son during the birth (he'll be ...
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The problem of distance and UK Primary school admission

In the UK primary school admission process, does an applicant who applies outside of their borough, to a neighboring borough, have a lower likelihood of admission than a resident of the borough the ...
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How to reach the UK ministry of education's website for verifying an international school's accreditation?

I have an ISN number for an international school that claims it is UK accredited, and I would like to reach the UK ministry of education's website made for verifying the accreditation of international ...
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Nursery & Preschool and Schools

I think this is a question about 'how does this work'. We live in Norfolk, UK, and my toddler is coming up to 2. We understand that she should start attending some kind of nursery / preschool thing. ...
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When to move house to get into Junior School?

My daughter is in Year 2. I am going to move from North London to Bromley. As far as I understand, good schools are full and cannot increase class size. I've noticed that some junior schools have ...
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What are the chances to get a child to a state school in the area you are moving to, like London?

I have a fairly specific question about primary school admissions in England. Suppose that we move to a new area with child that is already school age (e.g. move from one part to another or move into ...
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