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Education can have a major impact on a child's future, and parents will face a range of choices about what’s best for their kids. Whether you're choosing a childcare centre or deciding which university to attend, our guides and research will help you make an informed decision.


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Reviews and buying guides

How to buy the right school shoes

Here are our tips to make sure your kids’ shoes will go the distance this year.

Are scientific calculators all the same?

We'll help you buy a calculator with absolute value.

Best buys for your first flat

Our top picks to kit out your flat without breaking the bank.


Choosing an early childhood education provider

Which service will work for your family and how do you know you’re leaving your child in safe hands?

Student accommodation costs

Hall of residence vs renting: we weigh up the costs.

Which tertiary provider should you choose?

See how universities and polytechnics compare.

How to choose a tutoring service

What you need to know about choosing a tutor for your child.

Adult and community education

You don’t have to fork out big bucks to enjoy adult education.

11 learning myths debunked

Effective aide or fruitless fad? What the evidence says works in the classroom.

Student bank accounts

Which tertiary student bank accounts get top marks?

Schools and the law

From donations to uniforms, we explain your legal rights.