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The New Education Inspection Framework

by Sophie Reed - May 31st, 2019

For those working in education these are busy and exciting times, with the launch of Ofsted’s new Education Inspection Framework. There are many improvements in this new inspection regime with the inclusion of staff wellbeing and less emphasis being placed on internal cohort tracking data to measure and monitor the progress of children. We are […]
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Moving to school

by Patsy Cantlon - March 29th, 2019

Moving to school Easter is around the corner and so many of you will be starting to think about the move from nursery to school.  Once we have had Easter we will start to look forward into the spring and set a date for our annual moving to school presentation, which has always been well […]
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A Parents Guide to Sleep…

by Patsy Cantlon - October 1st, 2018

A parents guide to sleep… We have noticed with some of our children that there have been some significant changes to sleep patterns especially with some of our children that are transitioning from sleep to non-sleep here at The Teepee, but also our children that are just generally finding sleep a struggle at the minute! […]
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Wearing Professionally Fitted Shoes to Nursery

by Sophie Reed - January 25th, 2018

Please bring your child to nursery in professionally fitted shoes eg Clarks, once they are up and walking. The reason for this request is three-fold. Firstly, children’s bones are very soft and so ill-fitting shoes, or even socks and baby grows that are too tight, can affect the development of the foot, and therefore gait, […]
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Do dummies affect speech in young children?

by Sophie Reed - January 25th, 2018

Whether to use a dummy or not can be a controversial topic, especially when you are trying to get your baby to sleep at 2am in the morning before a busy day ahead at work, but what are the pros and cons of dummies. This is an excellent article which helps you objectively weigh up […]
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Keeping children of all ages safe online

by Sophie Reed - December 1st, 2017

Having just been on a safeguarding course, I wanted to share a link and some information with you on how to keep children of all ages safe online. Often, as parents, we can feel overwhelmed with the speed of change and keeping up with what our children are doing online.  This website from the NSPCC […]
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Encouraging resilience in young children

Encouraging resilience in young children

by Emma Tennant - October 25th, 2017

At our recent parent information evening on Learning at Nursery, Learning at Home the topic of how to encourage resilience came up, and as promised, I said I would write a blog on it. The government recognise resilience particularly in the early years and have called these traits Characteristics of Effective Learning.  Personally, I am […]
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Internet Safety – How to Keep Your Child Safe Online

by Kate Courthold - July 26th, 2017

The internet is always changing, and being able to keep up to date with your children’s use of technology may be a challenge, especially if you feel that your children may have better technical skills than you do. Children love using technology and are learning to navigate websites, online games and touch screen technology like […]
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Sent on behalf of Public Health

by Andrew Diggens - June 19th, 2017

LEVEL 3 HEATWAVE ALERT: HEATWAVE ACTION The Met Office has issued a Level 3 Heatwave Alert for the period 0900 on Monday and 0900 on Thursday: temperatures expected to be at/over 31oc day/16oc night for the next few days.    Keeping cool in hot weather is very important for health, especially for young children who are […]
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Safety Reminder in Hot Weather

by Andrew Diggens - June 16th, 2017

We have been advised by Reading Early years that over the past 2 weeks two pre school children have presented at Accident and Emergency at the Royal Berkshire Hospital with significant head injuries following falls from first floor windows.  Please be vigilant and make sure all windows left open have child safety locks on them […]
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