Wednesday, 21 February 2018
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September 2015

Empowering young people with autism for educational inclusion

The Autism charity Parents Education as Autism Therapists, have completed 2 years of a project to promote educational inclusion for young people aged 8-20 who have an Autism Spectrum Disorder and are facing some sort of disengagement from their education. Read more..

  • Simply Creative

    Recently my nine-year-old son brought home his creative writing book from school. More..

  • Paws for Thought

    The holidays are almost here and we continue to live in hope that the sun will shine on us through July and August. More..

  • Paws for thought: Neutering

    This month, with spring in the air and the birds and bees fluttering in the animal kingdom, I wanted to deal with the issue of neutering. More..

  • Free Pre-School Places

    Chris Briggs from the Charity Employers For Childcare gives advice and closing dates for pre-school applications. More..

  • Baby Talk by Chris Briggs

    Q) I will shortly be having my first baby. I am not currently on benefits, what financial help is available to me? More..

  • Don’t delay – contact HMRC today

    In previous columns we have highlighted some of the recent changes to the benefits and tax credit system which effect working parents. Many parents are now feeling the effects of these changes on their purses and wallets. More..

  • Summer Fun? By Chris Briggs

    We are now in the middle of the school holidays and some of us are still waiting for the summer weather to start! More..

  • Paws for Thought

    June is Pet Dental Care Month so this month I thought I would write about all things mouth-related. More..

  • Tax Credit Renewal time is approaching

    HMRC are currently sending out annual Tax Credit renewal packs, including either an Annual Declaration form or Annual Review notice. You need to check your details and make sure the correct information is held by the Tax Credit Office. More..

  • Paws for thought

    This month, with spring in the air and the birds and bees fluttering in the animal kingdom, I wanted to deal with the issue of neutering. More..

  • Tax credit changes imminent

    Chris Briggs explains changes to tax credits effective from 6 April 2012 which may lead to tax credit awards reducing or ceasing to be paid. More..

  • Working Tax Credits - changes to working hours

    Chris Briggs, Childcare Benefits Advisor advises on new changes to working tax credits for families. If you have a question for Chris you can email him at or contact the freephone helpline number 0800 028 6538 More..

  • Paws for Thought

    Our veterinary columnist James Buick from Ards Veterinary Clinic gives advice to families who may have received a puppy for Christmas. More..

  • Maximising your family income in 2012

    Chris Briggs, Childcare Benefits Advisor for Employers for Childcare Charitable Group advises on how you could maximise your income in 2012. More..

  • Free Pre-School Places – available to all?

    In the recently announced draft Programme for Government our politicians have given a commitment to ‘ensure that at least one year of pre-school education is available to every family that wants it’. More..

  • Paws for Thought

    In a new section for the magazine, ni4kids brings you veterinary know how from our new columnist James Buick from Ards Veterinary Clinic. More..






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