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  • Beechwood Park School

    Beechwood Park, St Albans

    This seriously academic school has idyllic grounds, bags of opportunities, and a unique child-centred approach which puts kids in charge of their own learning journey.

  • Polam Nursery and Pre-Prep School, Bedford

    This is a small school with a big heart, where happiness comes first, which provides a valuable stepping stone for both ambitious and more cautious children towards the next step in their education.

  • Oglee Poglee to the rescue!

    Muddy's Jo Findlay and her crafty kids put Oglee Poglee's creative party bags to the test, but were they up to the job of keeping them entertained at a grown-up family celebration?

  • The Muddy Panto Guide 2019

    It's what you've all been waiting for. Oh no it isn't! Oh yes it is! Here are 22 of the perkiest pantos to book now in Herts, Beds and beyond.

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      Bedford Girls’ School, Bedford

      This independent school for girls age 7-18 is a truly refreshing environment, with outstanding facilites, where girls can try everything, take responsibility for their choices and feel completely confident in their own skin.

    • Charlotte House Prep School

      Charlotte House Prep School for Girls, Rickmansworth

      This pint-sized Prep school has a nurturing approach and a can-do attitude which fuels girls with the confidence and resilience to ready them for the next steps in their education.

      • Your ultimate Autumn Walks guide

        Grab your kids, your besties, your dog and anyone else who is free to join you on our first Autumn Walks initiative with Joules - and win coats and wellies for the whole family!

      • Howe Green House School, Bishop’s Stortford

        This lovely co-ed Prep and nursery on the Herts/Essex border has a village school feel and puts the needs of individual pupils first with an outstanding pastoral offering.

        • Your ultimate October half-term guide

          School's out (again - eek!) but panic not. With our bumper Half Term guide you'll be spoilt for choice when it comes to keeping the little terrors out of the house. Aaaand breathe...

        • Swanbourne House School, Swanbourne

          Muddy says: This bucolic, rural prep school on the Bucks/Beds border has had quite a year, with a new, dynamic, sometimes controversial head teacher. Twelve months on, here's my update.

          • Westbrook Hay Prep School, Hemel Hempstead

            Muddy says: This outdoorsy and nurturing co-ed prep has stunning facilities and isn't scared of healthy competition.

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            Back-to-school essentials

            Holidays nearly over? Oh, what a *shame*! Sort your kids with our pick of everything they need for the new school term - and then it's a party round at mine.

          • Sweetest summer fashion

            There's no shortage of gorgeous children's companies, but high street brand Joules is our pick for the best-dressed kids on the beach.

          • Cute babywear

            Is there a new little prince or princess in your family too? Click this way for the cutest newborn clothes around. Awwww!

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