West Kent Family Grapevine


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Win the next Instalment of the Time School Series by Nikki Young


Nadia Kaminski knows very little about her Polish grandfather so how is she going to write a speech about him to read at his funeral? She’s never really considered her Polish roots, so a trip back in time  (to the end of the Second World War) and an encounter with Marcel, a Polish refugee, might be just what Nadia needs.

Along with fellow time-travellers, Jess, Tomma and Ash, this is the group’s second experience of Hickley School in the past, and a chance to discover the struggles of those who found themselves stranded in a country that wasn’t their own.

It’s time to board the train for another exciting journey back in time.

For your chance to get your hands on a copy head over to our Competition Entry Page and enter your details.  Winner’s will be picked at random.  Closing Date for entries is midnight August 15th 2020







‘The First Year is Survival’ by Leonie Huie

The First Year Is Survival is the literary equivalent of a hug and a hot cup of tea after a bad day.

Being a parent for the first-time is tough but the workload is doubled, or tripled, with multiple babies! Through personal reflections and interviews with parents from around the world, Leonie Huie guides parents of twins and multiples through the first year of life in the new role.

Leonie openly addresses challenges such as anxiety, post-natal depression, returning to work, behavioural and emotional changes, and offers advice about how to get a good night’s sleep, keep communicating with your partner, maintain a healthy relationship with your friends and family, and how to avoid shutting down and shutting up.

By the end of the book, the aim is that you’ll have more practical and realistic ideas of what to do to help you and your new family throughout that first year. You never know, you may even find that you’ve not just survived but thrived over those 12 months!

To enter go to our Competition Entry Page and enter your details. Winner’s will be picked at random. Closing Date for entries is midnight August 15th 2020



WIN a copy of ‘Staffroom Secrets’ by Jane Chappell

Jane trained as a teacher after she’d had her children, and in the process learned so many things she wished she had known before – ‘it would have made my life so much easier! With that in mind, two years ago, I decided to start writing a book, so I could share the Staffroom Secrets I had discovered with parents and carers. From Early Years and playground spats, the curriculum and navigating online challenges, I wanted to write about it all. I wanted to create a book loaded with invaluable tips on how to encourage children to be confident, independent, resilient learners’.

‘When I set about writing, I was clear I wanted the book to be for all parents, just as my classroom was for all children. I wanted it to be for anyone who wanted to help their children have a happy, healthy schooling experience.  My hope is that it will go some way towards bridging the gap between the kitchen table and the school desk, and create a clearer path of communication between parent, teacher and child’.

To enter go to our Competition Entry Page and enter your details. Winner’s will be picked at random. Closing Date for entries is midnight 31st July 2020



Win FREE access to an online baby course by Christian Bates of the Perrymount Clinic in Haywards Heath.  

Christian Bates qualified as an Osteopath and Naturopath in 1997. In 2008 he opened the award-winning Perrymount Clinic in Haywards Heath and he also won the CAM award “Outstanding Contribution To The Community” in 2013 due to his work with babies and for writing the book
‘Calming Colic’.

Christian has since created an online colic solution which also includes every other piece of advice he has from his 20 years of helping mother and baby.  A full online mother and baby health course, addressing colic, reflux, breastfeeding problems, formula tips, sleep, calming techniques and a lot more.  If you would like a free trial before entering visit

To enter go to our Competition Entry Page and enter your details. Winner’s will be picked at random. Closing Date for entries is midnight 20th August 2020