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11 Ways A Childminder Can Save Your Life

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Childminders around the UK offer fantastic childcare to millions of children every day. We asked the Mummy’s Gin Fund community to tell us just how much of an impact their childminders have made on...

How Our Childminder Provided The Best Early Years Start For Our Child

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Gin Funder, Anna, is mum to two children. She describes the huge impact that her childminders have had on their whole family. This post is sponsored by Pacey, the Professional Association for Childcare and Early...
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10 Utterly Brilliant Things About Being A Childminder

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Have you ever thought about becoming a childminder and starting a new career, but didn’t know where to start? Well, here are the top 10 amazing things about being a childminder, direct from those...
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Top 10 Beaches You Can Visit From SE London

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Holiday season is officially in full swing and while the majority of us have packed up the house and jetted off to foreign lands, some of us remain, baking in the heatwave. So what’s...

REVIEWS OF FABULOUS PLACES, SHOWS AND THINGS

Review: The Everywhere Bear, The Polka Theatre, Wimbledon (5 stars!)

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Mini Cheek, aged 5, is walking down the road towards South Wimbledon tube station alternating between going backwards, being a robot and not standing...

REVIEW: Ministry of Christmas Santa Visit

Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without a visit to the big man himself, would it? There are so many versions of Santa and his grotto around...

Review: Soft Play Party At Gambado, Beckenham

When we told the children we were leaving London for a life by the sea, they were pretty devastated to be leaving their friends....

Review: Turning Double Digits At Go Ape

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Turning double-digits is a once in a lifetime experience and one that Eldest Gin Child wasn't going to let pass by uncelebrated. The entire...

Belly Dancing: Fitness and Fits Of Giggles

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I have to admit that the closest I come to exercise at the moment is lifting the pram in and out of the car...

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Smear Tests: 5 Minutes That Can Save Your Life

I am personally urging EVERY woman to go for her smear. Why?  Because I put...

5 Things I *HATE* About Being A Working Mum

My career has always been really important to me - I've only ever worked in...