Learning with grandparents

This booklet describes how to benefit from grandparents’ experience, expertise and commitment to their grandchildren by getting them involved in your school or children’s centre.

Grandparents make a huge contribution to the lives of their grandchildren, and to their learning and development. More than one-third of the approximately 14 million grandparents in the UK spend the equivalent of three days a week caring for their grandchildren, whether babysitting, providing regular childcare, playing with their grandchildren, or learning with them. Grandparents can be seen at the school gate, in museums, on day trips, shopping, in parks, and playing football with their grandchildren.