Outdoor Play

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When we encourage the children to play outside, it isn’t just because its good exercise. Hidden amongst the obvious elements of movement, vitamin D and fresh air, there is a

There’s a Sibling on the Way

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This article called “New experiences: a sibling” written by Annette Rawstrone for Nursery World magazine is a valuable read for impending parents of new siblings. While the anticipated arrival of

Planning in the Moment

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Over the last few weeks we acquired some slightly less traditional resources in our nurseries – massive wire reels (looking a bit like cotton reels) and colourful cardboard tubes etc.

Loose Parts

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Have you ever noticed that children often enjoy the box more than the toy inside? Children usually prefer play that stimulates their curiosity and gives free reign to their imaginations


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When I saw this photo recently of some children at Happy Turtles it reminded me of one of the fundamental skills that children start learning with us and keep learning