How to have the COVID conversation with kids

Having the COVID Conversation With Kids

It’s almost a year since COVID threw the curveball at us. Although we’ve all developed our own coping mechanisms to get on with the virus among us, we know there are times when we feel fatigued by it all. So, … Continue Reading

Resuming childcare places in 2021

How Likely Are Parents to Resume Formal Childcare by Early 2021

Recent research by Ipso Mori suggests a positive trend in the uptake of childcare places in the UK. The research shows 94% of parents whose children were receiving childcare before COVID-19 have either restarted formal childcare or are planning to … Continue Reading

Easy Halloween costume Ideas for Kids

10 Last-Minute Halloween Costume Ideas for Kids

What is scarier than a little vampire pouncing on you in the middle of a call? A disgruntled toddler heading for a meltdown because mum and dad were too busy forgot to sort out a costume in time. Again. Well, … Continue Reading

5 digital tools for nurseries

5 Digital Tools To Help Nurseries Cope During the Pandemic

Registration forms, daily reports, attendance sheets – there are many things that we’ve all felt would have been more practical to deal with if they were digital. Less printing. Less clutter. Less stress on the environment. Less inconvenience altogether. But … Continue Reading

tax-free childcare

£1.7billion Underspend on Tax-Free Childcare Could be Reallocated to Early Years

It’s been three years since the Tax-Free Childcare Scheme started. When all eligible parents in the UK should be on board this scheme by now, availing up to £2000 per child (per year) – only one in six parents are … Continue Reading

How to help preschoolers adapt to the new normal

How to Help Preschoolers Adapt to the New Normal

Social distancing. Regular handwashing. Sanitising. While we, as adults, still find it hard to get used to the new way of life, we can hardly blame the little ones for their occasional missteps. But unfortunately, we are at a point … Continue Reading

School software for return to school in 2020

How Can Cheqdin Make Return-to-School Easier in 2020

With new social distancing rules, bubbles, staggered pick-ups, altered classroom arrangements and a long list of unknowns, schools have a lot more heaped on their plates as children return to school this autumn. Add to it paperwork and administrative management; … Continue Reading

Increase occupancy for childcare centre during the pandemic

How to Attract Parents to Your Childcare Centre During the Pandemic

Even as the world slipped into lockdown, ‘childcare’ was among the few sectors that chugged on through the crisis, supporting other frontline workers. However, despite the lockdown easing across the globe, childcare providers are struggling to see occupancy rates bounce … Continue Reading

Ofsted announces EYFS requirements and interim visits

Ofsted Announces Plans to Reinstate Learning and Development Requirements

Early years providers will be expected to revive their focus on EYFS learning and development requirements from the 29th of September. Ofsted temporarily suspended the requirements in mid-April to allow childcare providers time to cope with the challenges brought about … Continue Reading

nursery management software

The Easiest Way to Automate Your Nursery Admin

COVID has shaken up the way childcare businesses operate. As new regulations and responsibilities add on stress and daily workload, automating repetitive admin can go a long way in making day-to-day jobs easier for the entire team. With the release … Continue Reading