The Department of Education has axed the holiday food grant ahead of next week’s Easter school holidays. Since July 2020, families of 96,000 children eligible for free school meals have received £27 per child each fortnight during school holidays. The school holiday food grant was to help low-income families withRead More →

Mother’s Day, or Mothering Sunday is a day to celebrate our own mothers, ourselves as mothers, motherhood, maternal bonds and the influence of mothers on our lives. Whether we were raised by our biological mothers, step-mums, grandmothers, a relative or friend, hopefully we all have someone in our lives whoRead More →

Pancake Tuesday is tomorrow (21 February) and we wanted to share this play on the average pancake. If you’re pressed for time and can’t manage to make individual pancakes for the whole family then try this Sheet Pancake recipe. Our editor, Elizabeth, recently made a chocolate chip version and canRead More →

Financial fear getting in the way of having some half-term fun this week? If the answer is ‘yes’, then you’ve come to the right page – Ni4kids’ Laura Barr, has put together a list of superb ideas to have family fun and create memories without breaking the bank. From cosyRead More →

This week’s (6-12 February) marks Children’s Mental Health Week and to mark it NSPCC Northern Ireland has offered advice for children and adults who may need help connecting with each other. Darren Worth, Service Head of Childline said: “At Childline, we know that mental health is something that thousands ofRead More →

And relax….it’s all over for another year. Most people are in one of two camps. You either wish Christmas to go on and on, or like me, you’re glad to see the back of it. It’s time to brush off the cobwebs of 2022 and step into a new yearRead More →

Proposed further cuts to funding would have a “catastrophic” effect on schools and young people, the NI Children’s Commissioner has said, following news that the Education Authority (EA) have been directed to bridge a £110m funding gap. “Meeting with the EA recently I was alarmed to discover the scale andRead More →

The countdown is well and truly on – 2023 is very nearly upon us and we thought it would be a great idea to put together some New Year’s resolutions which the whole family can get involved with. Making New Year’s resolutions as a family is the perfect way toRead More →