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April Blog 2024: Making Friends

April Blog 2024: Making Friends

Friends   Making friends Making friends is a social skill which children will need in later life. This is an important and healthy development. It helps us create a sense of belonging and security, and reduces stress. Our children will generally start making...
March Blog 2024: What to look for in a Nursery

March Blog 2024: What to look for in a Nursery

What to look for in a Nursery   What To Look For In A Good Nursery What I need to know Happy, approachable staff. Recommendations from friends. A welcoming feel. Attractive, bright, and clean space. Toys that are well looked after and show variety. These should be...
February Blog 2024: Relaxation and Yoga.

February Blog 2024: Relaxation and Yoga.

Relaxation and Yoga   I used yoga with children in my nursery for many years, without fully researching the benefits. I started regular sessions and soon noticed a positive difference. My precedent had always been if it works, do more of it. Why Yoga? Yoga and...
January Blog 2024: Play

January Blog 2024: Play

January Blog 2023 Importance of Play “Play is the work of the child” Maria Montessori Evidence suggests that those with early years experiences focused on play do better in the long run. They become self- regulated learners, able to take charge of their own learning....
December Blog 2023: The Importance of Family

December Blog 2023: The Importance of Family

December Blog 2023: The Importance of Family         Why is Family so Important?   The family is the most powerful foundation for the future. There is no such thing as the perfect family. Families come in all shapes and sizes. The make-up of every household...
November Blog 2023: Manners

November Blog 2023: Manners

November Blog 2023: Manners   “Manners Maketh Man”   Quote by   William of Wykenham (1324-1404) Bishop of Winchester and Chancellor of England   This proverb shows how politeness, good manners and civility are essential to humanity. Teaching children good manners...