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Our 2017 Nativity

Nativity Rehearsals 1  – The story of Christmas 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 […]

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Choosing a nursery – Tip #6 The Kitchen

If this is the first time you have ever thought about using a nursery it is absolutely crucial that you know what to look for and why these things are important. Below is a top tip for what to look for when choosing a nursery for your child. For more tips and further information purchase […]

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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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Changing the world, one day at a time.

So, my husband gave me a book, ‘How to change the world’ because, he said, ‘I know that’s what you want to do, this may have some helpful tips,’ he said.  And he is right, well partly, I dont want to change the world, some of it’s great. But I do want to change the […]

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