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  • Students sing to save the planet

    Is your child kept up at night worrying about climate change? Here's how girls from one Devon school have decided to get vocal.

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    Back-to-school essentials

    Holidays nearly over? Oh, what a *shame*! Sort your kids with our pick of everything they need for the new school term - and then it's a party round at mine.

  • Sweetest summer fashion

    There's no shortage of gorgeous children's companies, but high street brand Joules is our pick for the best-dressed kids on the beach.

  • West Buckland School, Barnstaple

    Muddy says: A nurturing, non-hothousey co-ed day and boarding school in bucolic North Devon with acres of healthy air coast and countryside on its doorstep.

  • Hey parents, leave those kids alone!

    A new parenting manual urges us to back off and let our kids take the lead. Veteran teacher (and mother of three) Esther Wojcicki on why being a ‘panda mum’ is the way forward.

  • Cute babywear

    Is there a new little prince or princess in your family too? Click this way for the cutest newborn clothes around. Awwww!

  • Eat, Bray, Love

    Looking for a heehaw-some day out with the kids? Hoof it over to The Donkey Sanctuary at Sidmouth.

  • Easter round-up

    Warning: may contain chocolate! Here's my round-up of 20+ cracking Easter events for the Muddies.

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      Kingsley School, Bideford

      This co-ed all-through school in Bideford, with an excellent Learning Support Centre, is warm, caring and fun above all; and with happy kids comes excellent results.

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      Half Term Ahoy!

      Your indispensable guide to surviving the hols (which snuck up on us, don't you think?)

      • Screen time saviours

        Wondering what all that gaming and social media is doing to your kids mental wellbeing? Us too. So we've asked the experts for their advice on how to keep screen time safe.

      • Top 10 kids books

        The Top 10 books for kids this Christmas - lovingly chosen by The Book House, purveyors of one of the top kids sections in the county!

      • Top 10 books for young adults

        Indie bookshop Mostly Books has scoured the shelves, and selected its Top 10 books for the miracle of a tween/teen no-screen Christmas.

      School Reviews

      Our honest reviews of the UK’s best schools

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      Little Black Book

      Our handpicked selection of best local businesses

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