A new place to play in Germany

Attenborough Nursery is the new setting in Sennelager camp for children up to three years old. Although the nursery, like so many facilities, has recently had to shut its doors due to the government’s COVI...

Play your part on Armed Forces Day

Educational Charity Never Such Innocence (NSI) is inviting children of currently serving soldiers and veterans to utilise the creative arts to have their voices heard... 6-18-year-olds are invited to share the...

Cut costs with tax-free childcare

WORKING parents could be entitled to tax-free childcare worth up to £2,000 per child, per year to pay towards regulated holiday clubs during the school break. You can choose from more than 68,000 childcare p...

Ruby’s story

Part of AFF’s work this year is to focus on service youngsters – their voice and views of army family life. Nine-year-old Ruby Callaby has moved schools a lot over the last seven years, is passionate about crea...

Members of the board

THERE are so many unique experiences to being an army child; frequent moves, parental separation and educational challenges. AFF is working with the University of Winchester and the Army Welfare Service to lear...

Kids who care

AFF Health & Additional Needs Specialist Karen Ross has been looking at what it means to be a young carer in the armed forces community… MORE than 800,000 children and young people across the UK, some ...

Our youngsters’ voices

Growing up in an army family throws up some unique challenges – separation from parents, moving schools and changing friendships to name a few. So, what impact do these factors have on service children’s educat...

Gathering evidence

ARMY&YOU caught up with Phil Dent (pictured above), head of community engagement, social justice and impact at the University of Winchester, to find out more about its role in the Service Children's Progres...

Your children’s voice

THIS year AFF has an exciting and important focus on Service children, writes Jilly Carrell, Education & Childcare Specialist (pictured above). We will be teaming up with the University of Winchester’s Se...

In focus: Children’s mental health

THE Centre for Mental Health states that every year, approximately one-in-ten children and young people experience a mental health problem. With the number of Service children estimated at around 73,000, the ch...