Our 2017 Nativity

Nativity Rehearsals 1  – 14th November 2017 Nativity rehearsals have begun for our first ever Nativity performance. We set the scene for children by telling them the story of the first ever Christmas, which children have really been enjoying. Of course, there was a little confusion at first when one small child asked, “Was Santa […]

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Choosing a nursery – Tip #5 Staff

Do staff smile and say, ‘Hello’ when you come into the room? Don’t expect them to stop what they are doing as they are paid to work with the children so you wouldn’t really want them to abandon their post. Is there a general feeling of calm or are staff shouting above the din to […]

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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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