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February Half Term Activities

With the country still in lockdown, parents might be wondering what to do with their children during the February half term.  The parenting team are here to help and we have compiled a list of free and affordable activities, which provide hours of fun, that the whole family can enjoy! Junk Modelling Give cardboard tubes,…

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Chinese New Year Activity Ideas for Kids

Chinese New Year is upon us and 2021 is the year of the Ox! During a legendary race the Ox was kind and gave the Rat a lift on its back. Only then to be cheated of his win by the Rat jumping off his back near the finishing line, ahead of the Ox, and…

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Valentine’s Day Recipes for Kids

Valentine’s Day is the perfect opportunity to try some new recipes and activities with your kids. We’ve pulled together some of our favourite valentine’s day recipes to make with your little ones. Be prepared to make good use of your heart shaped cooking cutters! The following recipes will be prefect for your little ones to…

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Delightfully Delicious Pancake Recipes

We love pancakes all year round, so thought we’d create a blog to share our favourite pancake recipes. They’re quick to whip up, delightfully delicious and it’s super easy to vary your toppings! Making pancakes can also be a fun activity for the whole family, so try to encourage your little ones to help out…

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Sensory Play Activities for Children who have Additional Needs

Sensory play is important for the development of all children, and that’s even more so for children with additional needs like autism who might have sensory integration issues. Activities like squishing play dough or blowing bubbles stimulates the senses and helps children discover and understand the world around them. Sensory play helps to develop fine…

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Positive Steps to Prevent Children Interrupting your Call

Whether you are on the phone or busy with important work it can be highly frustrating when you have children interrupting you.  Children are so focused on their own needs they don’t realise you have needs too.  Many children can occupy themselves for 10 to 30 minutes and it is reasonable to expect a young…

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Easy Lockdown Lunch Ideas

Coming into 2021, many of us had the best intentions of making more exciting and nutritious lunches. However, it can be difficult to find quick and easy recipes to make in your lunch break, particularly if you’re juggling working from home or homeschooling, or both in some cases! While we can’t help you with your…

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Children Sharing in the Early Years

Sharing in the Early Years

Parents with two or more children often face difficulties with their children sharing on a daily basis.  Struggles with sharing and turn taking in the early years is inevitable; children are beginning to learn about ownership and can become possessive about their things. Problems can also occur when other children visit your home or when…

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Catering for Vegetarian Children in your Early Years Setting

Here in the UK, we have fantastic evidence based advice and resources to support us to eat well and meet our nutritional requirements. This comes in the form of Public Health England’s (PHE) Eatwell Guide, which aims to help us to make healthy choices when shopping, preparing meals or eating out. To achieve a good…

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Creative Christmas Activities

With Christmas just around the corner what better way to get into the  spirit than doing some fun creative christmas activities with your little ones? Here are just a few ideas from the Parenting Team! Bauble painting Brighten up your baubles by adding a splash of paint! Acrylic paint works best with a fine paint…

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