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The transition to school

If your child was born between 1 September 2008 and 31 August 2009 then the chances are that they will be starting school this September. The school allocations have been announced and although it is a very exciting time, it can also be a time of extreme anxiety for parents and children alike with feelings of  uncertainty and […]

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World Book Day!

It is never too early to start reading books to your children; in fact research insists we talk to our babies before they have even been born so it gives us a perfect excuse while pregnant to put your feet up and read aloud from your current novel! My fondest memories as a young child […]

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“What shall we do today…….?”

“What shall we do today……?” – Some essential ‘Back to basics’ play ideas! Once we had finished the mammoth task of unpacking all the gorgeous toys, furniture and equipment for the nursery, we found ourselves with an entire room full of boxes of all shapes and sizes, some of which we could even get in […]

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Sunflower seed and raisin oatey cookies

Why not try making these nutrtious snacks for your little ones? Easy peasy, and delicious… try not to eat them all yourself! Ingredients (makes 14 cookies): 75g butter 85g golden caster sugar 1 tsp vanilla essence 1 egg, beaten 75g raisins 50g sunflower seeds 50g plain flour ½ tsp bicarbonate of soda ½ tsp salt […]

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Open Day

We’re having an Open Day on Saturday 19th January from 12 noon to 4pm… Fun messy activities for the children (and for the grown-ups too!) Have a play in our lovely garden Meet the team Sample some of the delicious home-cooked food from our menus PLUS – there will be a competition for you to […]

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Promoting positive eating habits

It’s not easy juggling a work/home life balance sometimes. Also in this busy world with many of us in full or part time work, the responsibility for what our children eat falls with more than one person. We understand the importance of positive early food experiences, which is why, when your child is at our […]

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Celebrating the great outdoors

Every child has a natural instinct to explore and discover, and what better place to do this than the great outdoors. There are some simple things you can do to create a great outdoor space in your own your own back garden: By adding a pile of logs in a corner of the garden or […]

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Choosing a nursery

Things to look for when choosing a nursery: Choosing the right nursery can seem a daunting challenge, but it doesn’t need to be if you are prepared, know what to ask, and what to look out for. Firstly establish what settings are in your local area. There are a number of websites that offer comprehensive […]

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