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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

Ways to promote social and emotional health in young children

Ways to Promote Social and Emotional Health in Preschoolers

As parents of young children, one thing most of us are unprepared for is how to deal with the evolving emotional demands of these little people with big personalities. Every time we think we have all of it figured out, … 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

Online payment for childcare providers

How Online Payments Will Shape the Future of Payment Collection in Childcare

The pandemic hasn’t left any industry untouched. Faced with the option of adapting to the rapid change or shutting down shop, businesses across the globe are switching to new technologies and digital tools to continue trade. At the top of … Continue Reading

happy new year 2021

A New Year Message from Us to You

Dear Cheqdin Family, As we finally leave behind a year we were totally unprepared for; we thank each and every one of you and the entire childcare sector for the remarkable work you have been putting in during this pandemic. … 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

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