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Childcare Digest May 2019

Cheqdin's Childcare Digest: May 2019

From the announcements about the all-important Ofsted inspection framework to the latest OECD figures on the countries ranking the highest for childcare expenses and...

STEM Activities for Out of School Time

5 Fun STEM  Activities for After School Clubs

With technology-addiction gnawing away on attention-spans, it can be a challenge to come up with activity ideas that are exciting enough to capture the children’s ...

How to implement heuristic play at your setting

How to Get Started with Heuristic Play

Now, now, now, before you conjure up the picture of some fancy pedagogic approach that will get you scrambling for funds, let’s give you a heads-up, it’s nowhere...

Ofsted's new Education Inspection Framework

Ofsted’s Education Inspection Framework 2019 to go live from September

Ofsted’s new education inspection framework and the accompanying handbooks will come into force from September 2019. The new framework is expected to bring down th...
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Forest Kindergarten and forest school

Forest Kindergartens:  Beyond Logs, Leaves and Free Play

When Friedrich Froebel first came up with the concept of kindergarten (children’s garden), what he envisioned was an enriching environment that offered unstructured...

Recruiting Early Years Staff in the UK

Things to Remember when Recruiting Early Years Staff in the UK

One of the most important boxes to tick when starting a new childcare business is building the right team. As children are often unable to vocalise their feelings or...

Leeds tackles childhood obesity

Leeds Tackles Preschool Obesity with Programme Henry

Leeds becomes the first city in the UK to reverse its childhood obesity rate. Henry, a  council-led programme is being hailed as the key to the city’s success. As...

How to support a gifted preschooler

How to Support Gifted Preschoolers

It can be quite fascinating when you first realize you are dealing with a gifted child at your preschool. But after the initial surprise is over, comes the real chal...

Healthy recipes for kids

5 Great Websites for Healthy Kids Recipes

Feeding a picky preschooler is no mean task. From the sight of (the boring!) green beans to the stray drop of sauce marring the beauty of their pristine plain spaghe...