Had a baby in the last 3 years?

***Had a baby in the last 3 years? Get involved and share your experiences to help transform maternity care*** The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) has a Women and Families Involvement Group that forms part of our work around the National Maternity and Perinatal Audit (NMPA). This group, which consists equally of representatives… Read More

Mother’s Day Around the World – 2018

Mother’s Day Around the World Mother’s Day is a special day set aside in celebration of mothers all over the world. Many other countries celebrate Mother’s day on the second Sunday in May while other countries celebrate on a fixed day such as the May 10th, Spain for example, will celebrate their Mother’s day on May 6th.… Read More

Why Start Them, Young? – Bilingual Blog

In 1996 the Spanish socialist government decided it was time to lay the foundations in order to build the next generation of multilingual children. The reason why I say multilingual and not bilingual is that in Spain not only is Castellano spoken but there are four other languages including Valenciano, Gallego, Euskera and Catalan. El… Read More

How To Be A Bilingual Parent -Part 1

Did you know that 43% of the world’s population is bilingual, 13% are trilingual, and 40% of the worlds is population is estimated to be monolingual? There are 11 indigenous languages spoken throughout the British Isles including Welsh, English, Scots, Irish Cornish and Scottish Gaelic to name but a few. There over 100 different languages… Read More

Growing Up Bilingual – Guide For Parents

I was brought up in a bilingual home from birth. My native language is English, but my mother tongue is Bengali. I was born in England in the 1960s to Bangladeshi speaking parents. My parents spoke Bengali to each other but made a conscious decision to speak a mixture of English and Bengali to me… Read More