December 2012

Books to read with your baby

When my daughter was barely two months old, my mother gave her a lovely book as a gift – the board book Monkey Puzzle by Gruffalo author Julia Donaldson – and asked me if I had started reading books with the baby yet. I was slightly surprised – isn’t it too early, I asked her? She’s Continue reading…

The Department of Education published the new SATS results for 2012 last week and we can finally update the list of top performing state primary schools in London this year. This list is based on the average point score per pupil reached in each school. Keep in mind that schools with the highest average point Continue reading…

Books to read with your preschooler

If your little one is reaching preschool age, it is the perfect time to keep fostering the love of books and reading, which will make everything easier – from bedtime battles to 4+ assessments :-). Many of the following the books are all-time classics that children can enjoy from the age of 3 till much Continue reading…

Books to read with your two-year-old

There’s nothing better you can do for your child’s early education than reading books together. The beautiful thing is that cuddling up reading books gives your child emotional grounding while also building up vocabulary, grammar and imagination. It is easy to look for educational ipad applications or Baby Einstein DVDs (whose educational effect is completely Continue reading…

Kensington Prep school visit

I had often walked past the Kensington Prep School, located in a former convent building in Parsons Green, wondering what was going on behind the walls, and was happy to finally get a chance to visit last week. I arrived on a Friday morning following the morning assembly, and on the inside, the school was Continue reading…

Christmas Appeal for Education in Africa in support of the charity PEAS

London Pre-Prep’s Christmas appeal aims to raise £5,000 for the UK based education charity PEAS (Promoting Equality in African Schools). This innovative charity builds and runs secondary schools in Uganda and Zambia, where currently only 1 in 4 children can afford to attend secondary school. Every £31.50 donated will provide one extra child with a secondary education! How is that possible? PEAS Continue reading…