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Here is a collection of our blogs and partner blogs!

Founder & CEO Sarah Watkins steps down from Parentskool CIC

Saturday, June 4th, 2016

Sarah Watkins started Parentskool in January 2011 with zero finance, two children under 2, no experience of running a not for profit and a burning desire to make a difference. Five years on and the Parentskool experience has been shared […]

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Ground-breaking, difference-making, antenatal classes….

Friday, November 27th, 2015

This year has provided with us with lots of challenges and opportunities to make a difference in the communities where we operate. We wanted to share our latest data about who and how we are helping to change the world, […]

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This course MAKES A DIFFERENCE!

Monday, November 23rd, 2015

Parentskool antenatal classes: highlights November 2015 Having just finished a Lottery funded free classes pilot we thought now would be a good time to share some results. Parentskool CIC’s social purpose is to provide evidence-based, accredited and quality-assured antenatal courses, […]

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Free Breastfeeding Download

Monday, November 9th, 2015

Dear Mums to be – we know that being a pregnant mummy is hard work – especially when it’s your first and there is so much conflicting advice out there. And when it comes to feeding your baby, it is […]

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Parentskool in figures – 2015

Monday, September 21st, 2015

This year has provided with us with lots of challenges and opportunities to make a difference in the communities where we operate. We wanted to share our latest data about who and how we are helping to change the world, […]

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Its safer sleep week – do you know the latest advice?

Friday, March 13th, 2015

This week is Safer Sleep Week and we want to share with you all the latest advice about how to minimise the risk of your baby dying suddenly and without cause – known as sudden infant death syndrome or SIDS. […]

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Bonding is more important than breastfeeding…

Tuesday, February 24th, 2015

…and here is why. Breastfeeding is well known to be one of the most important things you can do for your baby’s health. Exclusive breastfeeding (giving your baby breast milk only) is recommended for around the first six months (26 […]

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Wanna be an Opti-mum?

Tuesday, February 17th, 2015

This is a Guest Post from Maxine Harley. WHO NEEDS PARENTING THE MOST? Sounds like a strange question, doesn’t it? Clearly every child needs good parenting – but the parents themselves might also need a bit of ‘Re-Parenting’ too. There’s […]

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Flying with kids this half term?

Wednesday, February 11th, 2015

Thinking of going abroad with your children this half term? It’s always handy to know where certain facilities are at the airport, in order to keep your young ones occupied during what could be a very long wait for your […]

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What is a social enterprise?

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015

Parentskool is not a private enterprise but a community-owned company. We are a regulated , not-for-profit organisation, legally committed to using profits made from sales of antenatal classes to put on free antenatal classes in deprived communities – not to […]

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Breastfeeding in airports – the best and the worst!

Thursday, January 29th, 2015

Breastfeeding mothers – the Equality Act 2010 made it illegal for anyone to ask a breastfeeding woman to leave a public place such as a cafe, shop or public transport. Although the law states that women are entitled to breastfeed […]

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Tongue-tie what is it and what can we do?

Thursday, January 15th, 2015

Hello Parentskool! I’m Laura, mum to Arthur (10 months). I’m hoping to become a volunteer antenatal teacher in the future but, for now, I’ve been invited to write a guest blog post on infant tongue-tie. This is an issue close […]

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FREE antenatal classes from Parentskool

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014

Parentskool CIC today announces a National Lottery Grant to bring free antenatal classes to up to 500 parents-to-be in geographically deprived areas throughout Sussex and in Herts. Parentskool CIC is a new breed of business, a social-enterprise that sells products […]

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Antenatal classes information for professionals

Friday, November 21st, 2014

“0 to 6 months a crash course in having a baby” is . . . . . . NOT medical, NOT about labour and is NOT a replacement for the NHS or any other antenatal course. It is a parent-led […]

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Antenatal education – the answer to all our problems?

Friday, October 3rd, 2014

The Department of Work and Pensions today announced they will be running a pilot to provide relationship advice as part of antenatal education to cut the cost of family breakdowns (estimated to be £46 million). Research from the Department of Health shows how […]

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Having twins? Read on for some fab tips and advice …

Monday, June 23rd, 2014

We are very fortunate to have a vast range of options to help us manoeuvre our two little people around, but where do you start when trying to choose which option(s) suits you best? Twin Slings Have you considered buying […]

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Community Impact Report 2014

Monday, February 10th, 2014

This report highlights our community impact to date and plans for the future. Download it at Community impact report2014.

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How is Parentskool changing the world, a tiny little bit at a time?

Tuesday, November 19th, 2013

You can read about our social goals in another area – but right now we want to tell you about our achievements to date. Here are our first batch of results! We plan to help reduce babies dying of SIDS, increase […]

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Why Worthing needs it’s own Pregnancy , Birth & Baby Show!

Wednesday, November 6th, 2013

Over the past five years I’ve been madly trying to balance raising three lively children whilst also running my own little business helping pregnant couples to have a more positive labour, birth and start to their parenting adventures. I adore […]

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How can chiropractors help in pregnancy?

Thursday, October 31st, 2013

My feeling is that many women, and the public at large, unfortunately do not realise what chiropractic care can do for you especially during the important stages of pregnancy. People often presume that chiropractic care involves heavy hands and lots […]

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Hypnobirthing – is it for you?

Friday, October 25th, 2013

I first heard about hypnobirthing in 2006 when I was trawling the internet in vain hope that I would find something that would deter me from having a planned c-section. I was terrified of the prospect of giving birth and […]

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How much preparation do we need?

Thursday, October 17th, 2013

The start of family life doesn’t just see the beginning of a bigger waistline; it is also rise to the abundance of preparation that you feel compelled to undertake. From decorating the nursery, buying a bigger car and sorting out […]

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3 FAB BABY MASSAGE STROKES

Monday, October 7th, 2013

Hello and congratulations pregnant parent! Well there are so many wonderful things to plan and look forward to with the arrival of your baby, i’ll bet you spend a lot of time daydreaming about how it’s all going to be! […]

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12 TIPS ON KEEPING HEALTHY AFTER A BABY

Monday, September 30th, 2013

In a few days time my little girl will be 7 months old and when I look at her I cannot quite believe how fast that time has gone.  I look at pictures taken on the day she was born […]

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YOGA IN PREGNANCY AND POSTPARTUM

Monday, September 23rd, 2013

I discovered yoga about 20 years ago as a stressed Uni student – it was probably the first time I’d ever really met my own body! Sounds a funny thing to say, but like many of us I lived in […]

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MASSAGE FOR YOUR PREGNANCY – ESSENTIAL NOT A LUXURY!

Friday, September 6th, 2013

Don’t wait till your last trimester to experience the benefits of massage during your pregnancy. Many therapists offer evening appointments so that you can have a treatment after work. The effects of massage are accumulative so by finding a practitioner […]

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