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Debbie and Alan’s charity banger rally

On Sunday 12th May our Company Director Debbie and partner Alan (our nursery fixer) will be driving a Skoda Fabia through 5 different countries in just 5 days! They want to raise £1,000 for Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice in aid of Debbie’s father whom was sadly diagnosed with bone cancer. St Mary’s supported him through and through, he spent his last …

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What are they and why do we use them?

First of all, you are probably wondering what we mean by loose parts. Loose parts are any objects that can be changed, moved, redesigned and put back together again in different ways. Pinecones, buttons, feathers and twigs are all good example of loose parts. There are many benefits to loose parts. Loose parts broaden the imagination, encourage maths, independence and …

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We run Forest schooling sessions every week here at Little Rascals and even have our very own Forest school practitioner, Kate. Kate is highly experienced, skilled in all areas of Forest school and has attended extensive training courses that enable her to provide fantastic opportunities to all of our children. The sessions are often held in our nursery gardens, local …

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Easter holiday club

Our Easter holiday club is up and running week commencing Monday 15th April for 2 weeks. We have lots of activities going on throughout the holiday such as robot making, cooking flapjacks and dance. We will also be going on trips throughout the holiday, children will visit an award winning adventure park and get the opportunity to try rock climbing. …

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Routine and free play

Just like at home, it is very important that children and staff stick to a routine every day here at nursery. Although staff in each room are in charge of their own weekly planning, each room has to follow the nursery routine and follow policies and procedures regarding nappy changes and sleep time. We believe children learn best when they …

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Keeping children safe online and offline

We have seen a lot of posts circulating social media this past week regarding the ‘Momo challenge’ and it has prompted us to think about children’s safety online and offline. We are aware that increasingly younger children are using and becoming fond of apps like Youtube and Youtube Kids. Although we put a huge emphasis on screen time and try …

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30 hours deadline for April is fast approaching

Did you know if you have a 3 or 4 year old you may be entitled to 30 hours childcare? The deadline to apply for the next term (April) is Thursday 28th February so don’t delay checking your eligibility. To check your eligibility for 30 hours childcare and to apply, click here The government also run a lot of different …

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Supporting children’s mental health

This week is Children’s Mental Health Week and we thought we’d share some of our thoughts with you. When we talk about being healthy, the first thing that comes to mind is our physical health, do we exercise enough? Do we drink enough water? Do we have a nutritious and well balanced diet? But what about our mental well being? …

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