Are we turning children off to learning?

I recently had the great pleasure of being invited to tea by one of our ex pupils. This was very special to me and I was very keen to find out how he had enjoyed his first year in Reception, what he told me was, ‘all we do is write, write, write!’ I suspected that this was an exaggeration […]

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A wealth of social media advice

As a parent we make judgements all day long, responding to the multifaceted needs and desires of our tiny off spring. We question ourselves, doubt and guilt cloud our judgement and so called ‘experts’ tell us that this is the ‘best way’ to do it! Sleep training, Baby-led, Co-sleeping, Gentle Parenting and Toddler Taming and […]

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Testimonials

It is truly very special when parents write a testimonial for us. Please take a look at some of the lovely things our families have been saying about us. The two testimonials below are from families whose children have now left to join school. Our daughter first attended the Prepatoria at the age of 2 […]

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The 1001 Critical Days Agenda

The 1001 Critical Days, is a cross party manifesto which looks at the importance of the conception to age two period of life. The manifesto identifies a number of critical areas for support for pregnant women, families and children. Evidence tells us that where a child suffers stress, abuse, neglect or deprivation this may have […]

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A visit to Reggio Emilia

If you have been following facebook you will have read a little about my long awaited trip to Reggio Emilia. It was a wonderful experience to spend time reading the documentation of the teachers, to watch videos of the children learning and exploring and of course to see the extensive range of resources used to […]

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Realising the dream. A visit to Reggio Emilia

My working holiday, in Italy, involved a trip to Reggio Emilia to the Loris Malaguzzi Study Centre. I was able to spend hours and hours reading about the history of Reggio Children, looking at the photographs of children’s work and studying an enormous collection of documentation produced by the pedagogistas. This trip was the realisation […]

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Saying Goodbye

leavers cards 1-01132017102759 It is never easy to say goodbye to loved ones and I am certainly no different, to other people, when it comes to saying goodbye to our pre-school children. I have never been the sort of teacher who can see them off at the end of term and forget them. This current […]

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