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What is school readiness and why is it so important to us?

Children are born ready to learn. For many, their parents are their very first teachers. Others come to nursery and spend a lot of time with our practitioners.In most cases the practitioner becomes the secondary carer. Together child and practitioner will form a special bond. The practitioner will help a child to excel in all areas of development. Nursery may …

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Our top Summer hacks

Summer is officially here and we’ve put together a list of our top Summer hacks to help see you through these warm months. Baby powder Next time you take the kiddies to the beach, take a small bottle of baby powder with you. This will work wonders when trying to get that sticky sand off their feet and legs. Cupcake …

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NDNA Practitioner of the year awards 2018

In June, we nominated Hannah for the Practitioner of the year award. Hannah has been with us for quite some time now. She is very appreciated within our team, she is willing, kind and loved by all. She works hard in her position and she always does her best to meet the needs of the children she cares for, for their parents …

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Things to do in the garden

Children are now spending more and more time indoors. Being a parent, you have probably heard the phrase ‘i’m bored’,or ‘there’s nothing to do’ a thousand times. Unfortunately children will usually take to the TV or their tabs/consoles to console their boredom. It’s time to get them outside! We have put together a list of our own fun and simple …

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Darlaston’s Garden Renovation

As you may know by now, we believe outdoor play is an essential part of children’s development. We are very keen on implementing this into our own outdoor space. We were happy with our garden beforehand but some things just needed changing…  Our garden is getting the makeover it deserves. We are finally ditching the bark that took over most …

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Darlaston on Sea

We are bringing the seaside to Darlaston on Friday 3rd August 10am – 2pm and it’s open to all local children under the age of 5. We will have sand, sea and an ice cream parlour, as well as puppet making and story telling on the day. Children will have a wail of a time making sand castles in the …

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Why sensory Play?

Why is sensory play important? Many people assume that sensory play is all about touch. However it’s not just about developing a child’s touch but actually developing the 5 senses, touch, taste, sight, smell and sound. We try to stimulate all of these senses to develop children’s skills. Skills such as language development, social interaction and of course, their fine …

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Tummy filling flapjacks

Are you looking for something interesting to do on the weekend? Below is a recipe for flapjacks. They are easy to do, cheap and don’t take too long, so why not give it a try!   Ingredients 75g brown sugar 75g golden syrup 250g rolled oats 150g butter or margarine Method Preheat the oven to 175C. Melt the butter and golden …

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Essential Guide to Sun Care for Babies and Children

We all know the dangers of exposure to sunlight and over the years we have all been given sun care advice and tips on how to look after young skin in the sun. We know with any sort of advice, it can come across a little contradicting, so we have put together a list of our top tips for applying …

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No toys? In a nursery?

How does this work? When our practitioners explain to others that we have little to no ‘toys’ in the nursery we are often given a confusing look. Here we follow our own curriculum that exploits ‘real’ awe inspiring resources for the children to explore during their time at nursery. We have rich and interesting resources such as real glass encased …

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