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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...
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. W...
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 s...
Ofsted Early Years Inspection Framework 2019 for Early Years

Ofsted’s Education Inspection Framework 2019: What’s in it for Early Years?

The Office for Standards in Education (Ofsted) has now released the draft for its Education Inspection Framework for 2019. The new framework has been developed in a ...
how to raise a mentally strong child

Are You Raising a Mentally Strong Child?

Mental strength is often confused with a person's ability to suppress their emotions. Holding back tears, putting on a brave face when in pain or being defiant might...
benefits of sensory play : messy sensory play

Is Sensory Play Really Worth the Mess?

Sensory play can get quite messy. Wrestling nasty stains. Shampooing off sticky bits of goo from their tangled locks. Removing mysterious pieces of debris from the w...
Snow day activities - frozen bubble

Activities for a Snowy Day

Before the pristine white layers of fluffy goodness turn into the not-so-magical mounds of slushy grey mess, here’s a round-up of some exciting snow day activities...
Billing and Invoicing for Childcare Business

6 Billing and Invoicing Lessons Childcare Businesses Should Not Ignore

A few small changes in the way you handle your billing and invoicing is all it sometimes takes to help you maintain your cash flow and cut down unnecessary delays in...
Kindergarten Designs - WeGrow Kindergarten

4 Amazing Kindergarten Designs from Around the World

1. WeGrow Kindergarten, New York City Futuristic, playful yet homelike and structured – WeGrow’s open-plan Kindergarten in New York City is a visual treat and a ...
Creative Cognitive Ideas for Preschoolers

6 Creative Cognitive Activities for Preschoolers

It’s amazing how play can stimulate cognitive development in children – fire up their ability to understand, think, imagine, reason, solve problems and see beyon...