Families Gloucestershire

Families Gloucestershire July/August 2014

Now the holidays are almost here, let us help with our guide to what’s going on in Gloucestershire, including summers camps, workshops and literary activities for book-lovers. See Pg 10-11.

And if your children fancy a summer holiday project then why not build a ‘Wind-Up Racer’ or two and stage your own mini Grand Prix? See Pg 12 for instructions on how to do it, courtesy of the Scrapstore. And don’t forget our What’s On guide to plan those summer days.

On Pg 4-5 you will find the second part of our Returning to Work series which focuses on starting your own business, buying into a franchise and freelancing in ‘Beating the 9 – 5: returning to work the non-traditional way’.

Also, you can find out more about the Gloucestershire Welcomes Breastfeeding campaign and, if your little one is starting school in September, check out 10 things they should be able to do when they join Reception.

Have a wonderful summer!

Families Gloucestershire – May – June 2014

One of the most difficult decisions as a parent is when (or whether) to return to work.  Having been in this position not so long ago, I was keen to include an article looking at the available options, whether that is returning to your current job, taking some time out, or deciding on a completely different path. We particularly wanted to explore the experiences of local mums and dads and extend a huge thank-you to everyone who shared their story with us.

The idea has taken on a life of it’s own and we found ourselves with far too much content for just one article! You will find Part 2, focussing on starting your own business, freelancing and buying a franchise in the July/August issue.

Also…the key dates you need for Grammar school applications, advice from Financial Planner Rob McCall on what to do if you find yourself in a Child Benefit trap plus our Families Gloucestershire Party Directory.