Sustained Shared Thinking for early years foundation stage (EYFS)

What is Sustained Shared Thinking All About?

Sustained Shared Thinking. Another fancy term for something most educational practitioners do at their setting every day? Well, it is mentioned as one of the Characteristics of Effective Learning in the guidance for the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), and … Continue Reading

Parent referral scheme for childcare centres

How to Get Started with a Parent Referral Program for Your Childcare Centre?

Referral marketing is acknowledged as one of the most credible forms of advertising these days. According to a Nielsen Trust Survey, a whopping 92% of customers trust recommendations from their family and friends, over any other type of advertising. However, … Continue Reading

In the Moment Planning or child initiated play

A Quick Guide to In the Moment Planning

The structure that comes with clearly planned out lessons and activity is comforting to many. But, chaotic as it might sound, ‘In the moment planning’ (ITMP) comes with its own merits and is slowly making its way back to early … Continue Reading

Childcare Accounting Software

What Can a Childcare Accounting Software Do for Your Business?

A few spreadsheets and colour-coded folders are about all you need to keep track of your financial data when you start off as a small childcare centre. But as your business grows, you’ll find this system becoming more complicated, time-consuming … Continue Reading

shape sorting activities for early years

6 Shape Sorting Activities for Early Years

Shapes and colours are two attributes children use to observe and categorise the diverse world around them. Learning to discern shapes not only helps them identify and organise visual information but also improves their skills in other curriculum areas such … Continue Reading

Literacy activities for preschoolers

5 Literacy Activities for Pre-Schoolers

To capture the attention of the fidgety pre-schoolers; to lead them gently by their hand to the world of letters and make them take delight in the journey is no mean task. If you feel you could do with some … Continue Reading

Summer Craft Ideas for Out of School Clubs

Summer Craft Ideas for Out of School Clubs

Ideas never seem enough when you are tasked with keeping the creative young minds engaged all summer. To make your task a tad easier, here’s a roundup of some cute craft ideas to try out with your bunch at out … Continue Reading

Playful Storytelling with story box and shadow puppets

Playful Storytelling with Shadow Puppets and Story Boxes

For the days when the little minds wander off when you bring out the books, here are some ideas to help you breathe life into stories and nudge the sleepy heads to join in for some story time fun.   … Continue Reading

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 fleeting attention. Including STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) activities in your after-school activity line-up … Continue Reading

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 near as complicated ( or expensive) as the name will have you … Continue Reading