Welcome!

Welcome to our blog. We've noticed that there are so many places for parents to get information and advice and this can be so overwhelming not to mention time consuming. We don't want to be yet another site selling you something, we want to share information and ideas informed by our years of raising families and working alongside parents as they entrust their precious ones to educators and teachers. 

My name is Julie, I am a mother of three and grandmother to four soon to be five. I am privileged to have three wonderful daughters (in law) raising my grand babies alongside my sons. I watch in wonder as they negotiate this busy world of family life, work and leisure and finding quality care and education for their children. 

This blog is going to be a place of sharing while you negotiate this time in your lives. I want to share ideas about what quality care and education is and places you can explore to read more. This is your space too so please leave comments and ask questions along the way, especially if there is a topic you are wanting to know more about. 

For now, let me leave you with a link to the website of a wonderful advocate for children. Penny Brownlee is a wonderfully knowledgable woman, a wise woman who writes so passionately about children's rights. She has also developed some lovely tiles with quotes to share. Check out her latest articles here

 

One of Penny's wonderful tiles and her thoughts on play, thoughts that reflect Albert Einstein's belief that 'play is the highest form of research'

One of Penny's wonderful tiles and her thoughts on play, thoughts that reflect Albert Einstein's belief that 'play is the highest form of research'