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5 Common Mistakes Start-Up Childcare Businesses Make

5 Common Mistakes Start-Up Childcare Businesses Make

1. Going for a complex business model A cardinal mistake many start-up childcare businesses tend to make when shaping their business model is – providing too many choices (service offerings) to their customers. Eight to nine different session choices with … Continue Reading

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Benefits of constructive plain early years

Why is Constructive Play Important in Early Years

From cardboard-crate-turned-pirate-ships, kitchen-roll-tube telescopes and muddy trenches in the fields to meticulously built lego police stations, constructive play can manifest itself in just about any form for the imaginative little minds. Apart from all the fun it holds and the … Continue Reading

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How to reduce food wastage in out of school clubs

How to Tackle Food Waste in Out of School Clubs

From the unfinished meals left on the plates to the spoiled food and usable bits and bobs tossed out from the school kitchens, the Education Sector churns out nearly 123,000 tonnes of food waste in the UK each year. Though … Continue Reading

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The Evolution of Early Childhood Education or ECE

A Peep into the Evolution of Early Childhood Education

Early childhood education (ECE) is the education of children from birth until the age of eight. As these formative years mark the most rapid phase of brain development in a child’s lifetime, the foundation laid during this period has a … Continue Reading

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Tips for Managing Preschool Billing and Invoicing

Tips for Managing Preschool Billing

To most people, managing preschool billing begins and ends with the collection of payments. However, as any business owner who’s ever been there would admit, the collection process is just the tip of the iceberg. Here are a few pointers … Continue Reading

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Fun Preschool Maths Activities for Preschoolers

7 Fun Maths Activities for Preschoolers

We have some fun preschool maths activities in our activity round-up this week.   1.Ishful Maths   Before you start wondering about the ‘w’, no, a typo it’s not! It is indeed ‘ishful’ maths, and an interesting new take on … Continue Reading

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Choosing staff time clock software for childcare business

4 Tips to Choose a Staff Time-Clock Software

Time clock software come in all shapes and forms these days. You get them as free stand-alone products; as part of full-fledged management software packages; with or without roster apps, digital signatures and reporting features. Name it, and you have … Continue Reading

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The benefits of heuristic play and treasure baskets

What You Should Know About Heuristic Play

Children are at their happiest when given space to explore. They scuttle around their environment touching, handling and chewing on anything they can grab with their tiny hands. But what do you think of an idea that turns this seemingly … Continue Reading

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How to write incident reports in childcare or writing ouch reports

The Whys and Hows of  Writing Incident Reports for Childcare

Of all the documentation you wish you didn’t have to do as a childcare provider, incident reports aka ouch reports could be sitting right at the top of the list. When a parent entrusts their child in your care, it … Continue Reading

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Circle time activity ideas for preschoolers

8 Circle Time  Activity Ideas for Preschoolers

When you have a group of chirpy preschoolers with attention spans averaging 10-15 minutes (20 at best!), you won’t have a choice but to arm yourself with a massive stock of activity ideas. To make your activity-hunt a wee bit … Continue Reading

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