Parent Communication

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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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Suitable Footwear

Suitable Footwear

by Kate Courthold - September 29th, 2017

The most important part of any child’s outfit is their shoes. Too tight, too loose, too narrow, too wide – any of these things can cause damage to growing feet that can cause trouble even into adulthood. Because children’s feet grow so fast, you should get their feet measured every time you buy them new […]
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Has the Online Questionnaire had its Day?

by Kate Courthold - March 27th, 2017

It is vitally important to us as a business to obtain your views on how you think we’re doing.  We need to know from your point of view, when we’re getting things right and if we’re not, as this helps us to understand what we need to start, stop and continue doing in order to […]
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Daytime Naps Boost Children’s Learning

by Sophie Reed - March 27th, 2017

Did you know that if your child has a small sleep in the afternoon then this can boost their learning and concentration? In the report by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health a nap in the middle of the day has helped children remember more about the things they learn at pre-school. From the […]
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The benefits of an afternoon sleep

by Sophie Reed - February 20th, 2017

Did you know that if your child has a small sleep in the afternoon then this can boost their learning and concentration? A nap in the middle of the day has helped children remember more about the things they learn at pre-school. From research which was carried out by the University of Massachusetts on 40 children […]
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Skyping in for your Parent Meeting?

Skyping in for your Parent Meeting?

by Kate Courthold - January 23rd, 2017

We all know we are getting busier and busier and trying to juggle so much as working parents.  As nursery practitioners, we also know from experience (backed up by research), that when we meet with you, it is so beneficial for your child and their development.  Not only can we meet and share how your […]
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How do you know you are getting good value for money in your childcare?

by Sophie Reed - December 15th, 2016

As a society we talk about the cost of things a lot, Rip Off Britain and the lot.  And rightly so! We also talk about getting good value for money.  But what do we really mean? Being good value for money means that it is well worth the money spend on it. But how do […]
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Our Reflections on the GMTV Feature on Day Nurseries (Aired 15.11.16)

by Sophie Reed - November 16th, 2016

We just wanted to take the opportunity to respond to the points raised in the recent GMTV feature on the safety of day nurseries and try to put any fears to rest. Firstly I think it’s important to say that I feel this style of journalism is sensationalist and scaremongering and obviously outdated as they berated […]
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Pre-school Vaccinations

by Sophie Reed - November 2nd, 2016

Getting ready for school can be an exciting and busy time with lots of think about and look forward to.  There’s one more thing to think about – Did you know there is a pre-school vaccination for your child? Let’s help them by ensuring they start with the best possible protection against infectious illnesses.  The […]
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The BBC Reports that Take Up of Childhood Vaccinations is Down Again

by Kate Courthold - September 28th, 2016

The BBC reports that the MMR vaccination given to one year olds, and then again at just over three and five when they start school has dropped slightly again for the third year running. For more NHS information on childhood vaccinations, pleased click here
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