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  • Mar272018

    Growing Your Business at the Parent-Cubator

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    Our collaborative learning programme for parents with start up ideas has had brilliant results since we begun 4 years ago,…

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    Bloomsbury Beginnings
  • Mar092018

    Parent-Cubator Stories: Eleanor, Tuned In London

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    Eleanor tells us how coming to the Parent-Cubator helped her to show off her unique world music concert series ‘Tuned…

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  • Feb232018

    Parent-Cubator Stories: Yasmin

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    Yasmin, entrepreneur and mum, tells us about her experience on the Bloomsbury Beginnings’ Big Impact Parents programme I’m an entrepreneurial…

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  • Feb122018

    Parent-Cubator Stories: Micro Experiences for Work Spaces (MEWs)

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    Helena and Richard Vitola-Jones, Co-Founders of MEWs, creative workshops to reduce workplace stress and burnout, tell us about how their…

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  • Feb122018

    Parent-Cubator Stories: Otti & Liv

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    Lynn Harris, Founder and Director of Otti & Liv, an inventive product range for young twins, tells us how coming…

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  • Feb052018

    Parent-Cubator Stories: Baby Brains

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    Silvia Menabe is the Founder and Director of Baby Brains, a parenting course based on neuro-science.  She told us how…

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  • Jan302018

    Parent-Cubator Stories: Slinging London CIC

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    Jacki Davenport, Co-Founder and Director of Slinging London CIC, told us how joining the Parent-Cubator gave her new energy to…

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  • Nov012016

    Little Green Fingers: Discovering the Natural World at the Calthorpe Project

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    If like me you would like your child to learn about the natural world, but aren’t sure how to teach…

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  • Sep082016

    Working From Home? 3 Tools to Make Virtual Collaboration Easy

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    I can’t remember the last time I “went into work”. Almost all of my work now takes place through my…

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  • Jul182016

    Parent-Cubator Stories: Argan Reserve

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    From full-time mum to Argan oil-importing entrepreneur, Jade tells us how Bloomsbury Beginnings’ Parent-Cubator course helped make her business dreams…

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  • Jul102016

    Bloomsbury Beginnings, Elvis and Me

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    Author Zoey Goto describes how Bloomsbury Beginnings helped bring her closer to Elvis. . .    Challenges:  For a number…

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  • Jul042016

    Childcare, Community and Conversation

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    Kate Fischer describes how the workspace and crèche helped her find her feet – and then became part of her…

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  • Apr042016

    Choosing the Right Nursery for Your Child

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    We asked London Early Years Foundation (LEYF) for some tips on choosing a nursery for your little one: Research Speak to…

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  • Mar232016

    Starting a business? Make Self Care Part of Your Plan 

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    Starting a business can be exciting, but also challenging, demanding and exhausting. If you throw parenthood into the mix, you can…

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  • Mar182016

    How She Did It: Building A Business and Raising Kids

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    “I was playing concerts while my baby was being looked after in the green room, and I thought, why can’t we…

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  • Feb292016

    3 Tips for Starting a Business

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    The magazines are full of ‘mumpreneur’ success stories, but the reality is that trying to start a business is incredibly…

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  • Jan032016

    The Secrets of a Happy Work Life

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    I was told a fascinating fact recently that only about 15% of people describe themselves as very happy in their work.  Why?…

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  • Dec282015

    Feeling stressed? 6 organisations you can turn to for support

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    If you’re feeling stressed, low or anxious over the Christmas and New Year period, you’re not alone.  Parenting can be tough…

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  • Apr162015

    3 Great Tools for Juggling Parenthood and Business

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    The first 6 years of my journey as a mum and entrepreneur have been a roller coaster, here are three…

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  • Mar042015

    The age of up-cycling

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    Zarina, our guest blogger for this month is the founder of webuyyourbuggy.com and graduate of the Parent-Cubator It’s the age…

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  • Sep292014

    D-Day For Mount Pleasant

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    What type of neighbourhood do you want your child to grow up in? This Friday, 3 October, Mayor Boris Johnson…

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  • Aug262014

    The Life of the Mum Entrepreneur

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    Angel is a local mum, filmmaker and recent ‘graduate’ of the parent-cubator group. She talks about setting up her new…

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  • Jul022014

    Bedtime Stories to Inspire Entrepreneurs and their Kids

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    Inspiration is so important for time poor entrepreneurial parents, it gives us momentum at difficult times. Although I have been…

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  • Jun062014

    5 a day in 7 Ways!

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    Suparna Dhar, Author of ‘Cooking Together – Step by Step guide to Yummy, Healthy and Fun Recipes’ gives us some…

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  • May272014

    Plugging Parents in to the Co-working Revolution

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    We’re delighted to announce the launch of our second Parents’ Workspace, in Belsize Park Community Library NW3, on Mondays from…

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  • Apr232014

    Time Saving Tips for Start Ups

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    Aurore Hochard is co-founder of Taskhub, a trusted online marketplace and directory for finding local services.   As an entrepreneur…

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  • Apr092014

    Your Body After Birth: Post Natal Yoga

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  • Mar262014

    Inspiring Mums & Dads in Enterprise: The Parent-Cubator Experience So Far

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    Have you noticed how many local parents have great ideas for new products or services? You’ve probably got a couple…

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  • Mar032014

    Our Children’s Future School: Shocking News

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    Come to Corams Fields Tomorrow, Tuesday 4 March at 7pm, to find out why our hopes for a new local…

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  • Feb032014

    Cloth Nappies: The Final Frontier

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    Hattie Garlick, author of Free Our Kids  is trying out Nappy Ever After’s laundry service.  She has written this great piece…

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  • Jan202014

    The Future of Mount Pleasant in the Balance

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    Over the next 10 years our neighbourhood will be transformed by new developments on and around the Mount Pleasant site.…

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  • Jan102014

    Birthing Positively

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    The Positive Birth Movement has arrived in Hackney (a short hop from Bloomsbury on the 38 bus) Established in 2012…

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  • Dec302013

    Parents’ Workspace: Convenient, Collaborative, Child Friendly & Free!

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    What are your plans for 2014?  Would it help to have a place to get some work done while your…

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  • Dec202013

    A New Food Bank for Bloomsbury

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    A new food bank has opened at St George the Martyr church in Queen Square, Holborn. Run by (and welcoming…

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  • Dec092013

    Celebrate The Festive Season With Us!

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    Our Christmas Fair is this Saturday 14 December, 1-4pm at the Exmouth Market Centre. Don’t miss it! Our handmade stalls…

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  • Nov252013

    Save London’s Fire Stations

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    Artemis Klassi has been spearheading a crucial campaign to save 10 central London fire stations under threat of closure.  She…

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  • Nov122013

    Bloomsbury Baby’s Arts & Crafts Scene

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    Does your little one have a creative streak?  As well as re-decorating your kitchen or lounge, they might enjoy going…

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  • Oct232013

    Bloomsbury Baby Dance Scene

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    There are dance opportunities to suit every under 5’s taste in Bloomsbury, from rave to ballet.  Bloomsbury Festival, held last…

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  • Oct182013

    Bloomsbury Baby Music Scene

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    Bloomsbury is London’s most inspiring cultural quarter, and not just for the grown ups!  In a series of blogs to…

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  • Sep272013

    Are you a Mumpreneur or do you have a real job?

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    Does the term mumpreneur imply a little hobby on the side, something a yummy mummy does until she goes back…

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  • Sep202013

    Growing Babies & Businesses in Bloomsbury

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    This is the story of my first year of running Bloomsbury Babies.  It has just been published by the Royal…

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  • Aug282013

    Get Involved in a Pre-School Thinking Skills Study

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    The UCL Institute of Child Health is looking for preschool children to help with a new study on thinking skills and…

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  • Aug132013

    A Bank Holiday Extravaganza – Please Get Involved!

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    If you are a parent who has a product or service to show case we would love you to get…

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    Bloomsbury Beginnings
  • Aug062013

    Bloomsbury Babies and The Calthorpe Project scoop £10,000 RBS award

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    We’re delighted to announce that, together with the Calthorpe Project, Bloomsbury Babies has been awarded a £10,000 grant from The…

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  • Jul182013

    Free Vitamins for All Under 5s in Camden

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    Did you know how important vitamin D is for pregnant women and under 5s? The deficiency of vitamin D, Rickets,…

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  • Jul112013

    Does Working for Yourself & Parenthood Mix?

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    Perhaps it is the transformative and disconcerting effect of having children, or perhaps it is a side effect of living…

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  • Jun272013

    New Secondary School on Wren Street?

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    Some mum friends I bumped in to at Holborn Library this afternoon tipped me off about this Camden New Journal…

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  • Jun052013

    Bloomsbury Babies teams up with Friends of Coram’s Fields

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    We’re delighted to announce that, from Monday 17 June, we will be running a weekly Market Place at Coram’s Fields…

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  • Jun012013

    Happy Global Sharing Day!

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    If you’re coming along to the ‘Big Lunch’ at Corams Fields tomorrow, 2 June (just bring a dish), you’ll be…

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  • May302013

    Hypnosis set to help Bloomsbury Mums have a better birth

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    Local mum Ruth Sabrosa is bringing the popular Natal Hypnotherapy Birth Preparation courses to the area. Parents-to-be will have the…

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