Managing Challenging Behaviour in Children During the Pandemic

One of the biggest challenges childcare providers have been facing through the pandemic is dealing with newfound emotional and behavioural changes in children. From bereavement and personal trauma to parental substance use, abuse, financial difficulties at home, unlimited screen time … Continue Reading

Virtual circle time with preschoolers

5 Tips for Virtual Circle Time with Preschoolers

Who would have imagined we would see a day where teachers would sit across a screen managing a class of chirpy preschoolers, deftly navigating technology in a way they have never used it before. Although it has been a push … Continue Reading

Socially distanced Christmas activities for kids

Socially Distanced Christmas Activities for 2020

As we get to the end of a year of oddities, let’s dust off some old traditions, bend a few, and make some new ones. From enjoying the simple pleasures of time spent together as a family to finding new … 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

Socially distanced activities for preschoolers

Socially Distanced Activities for Preschoolers

Keeping bubbly preschoolers entertained in an early years setting is no easy task when you have social distancing to consider. With many of the children’s familiar soft toys and messy-play stations no longer in play, it can be a whole … Continue Reading

Guide to re-opening childcare settings in the UK | Covid-19

Reopening Childcare Settings in the UK : A Quick Guide

It is nothing short of overwhelming to get started at short-notice and operate in conditions none of us ever anticipated. With limited guidance and a lot of unknowns ahead, the best way forward is to take cues from other centres … Continue Reading

5 Tips to Attract More Parents to Your Activity Club

5 Tips to Attract More Parents to Your Activity Club

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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