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  • Happy Little Glampers

    A small family business that turns any sleepover into something more spectacular! Everything is done from the set up to the laundry - this one's not just a treat for the kids!

  • Back to school blues?

    Ding ding! Uniforms are ironed, pencils are sharpened, but going back to school can be stressful. Here, teachers offer their top tips for kids (and parents).

  • Spratton Hall, Northants

    Muddy says: Spratton Hall is a co-educational day prep school for children aged 4-13, based in 50 acres of Northamptonshire’s, beautiful countryside.

  • Surviving the summer with kids

    Do the summer holidays have you breaking into an anxious sweat? Are you booking day trips and play dates. Let Muddy Stilettos mop your beleaguered brow.

  • How to tame your teen

    Teenage kids. Who’d have ‘em? And how the heck do you parent them? There’s certainly much agonizing about this subject around the watercooler (OK, tap) at Muddy HQ of a Monday morning. Which is why we’re currently all fighting over the dog-eared office copy of Ian Williamson’s excellent new book We Need To Talk: A Straight-Talking […]

  • How to help your kids’ self esteem

    The Manor School, Abingdon It’s National Offers Day today, and more than half a million 11-year-olds across the country will learn what secondary school they will be attending from September. Experts have predicted that tens of thousands of youngsters are likely to miss out on a place at their first choice of school, but whatever […]

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