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“What we seniors resent, however, is the assumption made by the pages’ designers that we are all twentysomething airheads…  Still, there is a solution: grandparents can link up with their contemporaries at Grannynet.co.uk, a generation removed from Mumsnet.  We can enrol for courses about grandparenting, swap stories about our ailments and get expert advice on how to read to the little ones.

The Daily Telegraph

 

Our press coverage

 

2013

 

Boots WebMD, Tips for long distance grandparenting (June)

 

The Green Parent, Keep it in the Family (May)

 

Mail Online, Is our love of modern parenting manuals eroding a mothers basic instincts (April)

 

Mail Online, When Granny is left holding the baby (March)

 

MK News, Granny Doreen lands award (March)

 

Milton Keynes Citizen, Swim star Doreen is Granny of the Month (March)

 

Telegraph & Argus, Web-savvy Betty is crowned best gran! (Feb)


Northants Telegraph, Gran scoops award for charity work (Jan)

 

2012

This is Kent, Gran wins gong after helping daughter beat post-natal depression (Dec)

 

Parenting 100, Grandmothers blame lazy parenting on children’s rudeness & lack of table manners (Dec)

 

Daily Mail, Children’s rudeness and lack of table manners ‘all down to lazy, liberal parenting (Dec)

 

This is Money, Children’s rudeness and lack of table manners ‘all down to lazy, liberal parenting (Dec)

 

Cafe Mom, Survey says we are raising a generation of rude slobs (Dec)

 

Express, Grannies blame lazy parents as children forget their manners (Dec)gossip

 

Sidmouth Herald, Win with Grannynet (Nov)

 

Mature Times, ‘Grandma’ we love you, or is it Margaret? (Nov)

 

Ham & High, Irene a glorious grandmother (Nov)

 

Kent Online, Super gran’s African role (Nov)

 

Smarta, Home Business Heroes (Sept)

 

Norwich Evening News, Tuckswood nanny scoops top granny prize (Aug)

 

Baby World, Enter the Granny of the Year award (July)

 

Peas & Love, Golden Oldies (July)

 

Madhouse Family Reviews, Nominate your granny for Granny of the Year (July)

 

Redhill and Reigate Life, Redhill granny voted tops (July)

 

Given to distracting others, Why is your Granny so special (July)

 

Mummy Fever, Grannynet competition launch (July)

 

Andover Advertiser, Rosie is top gran (June)

 

Guardian, Can technology help us to support the ageing population? (May)

 

Good Housekeeping, The GH Report: Who’s Bringing Up Baby? (March)

 

 

2011

Law shake-up ‘will fuel the epidemic of fatherless families’: Proposals condemned by IDS think-tank (Nov)

 

Daily Mail, Women CAN’T have it all (Sept)

 

Nursery World, Grandparents offered training on modern parenting skills (Sept)

 

Daily Mail, Grannies are taught new parent skills as more pensioners become their children’s sitters (Sept)

 

Kent Online, Grandmothers to get lessons… in being grannies (Sept)

 

Daily Mirror, Grandparents give parents £5,000 worth of unpaid help each year (June)

 

Daily Mail, 77 per cent of over 65s are now online (June)

 

Working Mums, Creating a granny support network (April)


Tremendously Two, Be My Guest (April)

 

FamiliesSE, Grandparents are great (March)

 

Boots, Celebrate your mum (March/April)

 

Healthy Magazine, The happy grandparent guide (March)

 

Southwark News, Grandmother courses are coming to Dulwich (Jan)

 

 

2010

Daily Express, Retirement can be fun (Nov)

 

The Daily Telegraph, The web is the perfect place for pensioners (Oct)

 

The Sun, Is your granny revolting? (Oct)

 

The Independent, Grannies mobilise to take a bite out of the sandwich generation (Sept)

 

Mid-Sussex Leader, Childcare course for grannies (Sept)

 

The Argus, Course for grandmothers to help with parenting (Sept)

 

Kidzine, Grandmother courses to be launched by grannynet (Sept)

 

FamiliesSE, Childcare contract for grandparents (March)

 

 

2009

Junior, The Golden Grandchild (Sept)

 

BBC Breakfast (25 March 2009) Verity was interviewed on her thoughts on how grandparents were going into poverty in trying to support their grandchildren both in terms of time and money

 

Working Lunch (25 March 2009) Verity was brought onto the show to discuss the fact that grandparents are supporting a significant proportion of the economy in providing free childcare

 

 

2008

The Times, The guide for the modern grandparent (Oct)

 

The One Show (3 October 2008) Dr Miriam Stoppard OBE interviews our founder, Verity Gill on the idea behind grannynet and how it aims to create the first support network for grandparents looking after their grandchildren

 

The Times, A granny’s safety net, help and advice online (Aug)

 

The Daily Telegraph, Grandparents ‘need rules over childcare’ (Aug)

 

The Observer, Grandparents demand their charter of rights (Aug)

 

Nursery World, Grannynet site sets rules for childcaring grandparents (Sept)

 

 

Our press releases

 

Over 50% of grandmothers suffer frustrations with packaging on a weekly basis (June 2013)

 

Third of grandmothers believe parenting books have eroded a mothers intinct (April 2013)

 

Granny of the Year (April 2013)

 

Are good manners a thing of the past (Nov 2012)

 

Mother-in-law’s voice heard: we do know when to bite our tongues (Oct 2011)

 

Course for Kent grannies retrains them for motherhood second time around (Sept 2011)

 

Grandparents to the rescue as young families seek out summer support (June 2011)

 

Grannies log on to keep the family strong (March 2011)

 

Our ‘babysitter grandparents’ could strike too (September 2010)

 

The launch of the grannynet courses (September 2010)

 

The grannynet groundrules, results of the charter survey (November 2009)

 

The grandparents charter survey (May 2008)

 

 



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