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Process Painting using Nature-Inspired Paintbrushes

Process Painting using Nature-Inspired Paintbrushes

For young children, art activities should be planned as a process that captures interest and ...
Growing strawberry plants with your children

Growing strawberry plants with your children

With the arrival of spring and warmer days, we can all feel encouraged to get outside more with ...
World Autism Awareness Week

World Autism Awareness Week

What is autism? According to Child Autism UK, we can describe autism as ‘a condition which ...
Ideas for a children’s Easter ‘crafternoon’

Ideas for a children’s Easter ‘crafternoon’

The key to enjoying craft activities with children is to be organised! Firstly, cover a big table ...
The Science of Nature

The Science of Nature

Nature truly is a wonderful thing, isn’t it? It is an incredible sight to behold and something ...
Chores and Childhood

Chores and Childhood

Chores. A topic that strikes fear into any parent’s heart as every family has their own take on ...
Childhood Attachment to Mum

Childhood Attachment to Mum

How does ‘secure’ or ‘insecure’ childhood attachment to mum affect the quality of our adult ...
How to manage ‘fussy eating’ and avoid dining room drama

How to manage ‘fussy eating’ and avoid dining room drama

It’s common for parents to have occasional worries about their children’s eating habits and ...
Overtiredness in children

Overtiredness in children

Overtiredness is something that most of us will suffer in our lifetime. We can become overtired ...
Essential Self-Care Habits for Busy Carers

Essential Self-Care Habits for Busy Carers

As a carer, the routine kindness and support you give others may bring feelings of fulfilment and ...
BANANA OAT PANCAKES RECIPE

BANANA OAT PANCAKES RECIPE

Cooking is a great activity to do with children. Its hands-on, messy, and allows them to be ...
Children’s Mental Health

Children’s Mental Health

Children’s mental health is a topic that we are all discussing right now with Children’s Mental ...
Mindfulness in Early Years

Mindfulness in Early Years

Mindfulness is such an important topic in today’s busy world. Early Years Practitioners can ...
Developing Imaginative and Creative Play Opportunities

Developing Imaginative and Creative Play Opportunities

Imaginative and creative play is a natural way for children to learn about the world and involves ...
Emotional Literacy in Early Years

Emotional Literacy in Early Years

As Early Years Practitioners, a priority for us when caring for children is to ensure that they ...
Effects of exercise on memory and learning

Effects of exercise on memory and learning

It is generally agreed that regular exercise helps people stay fit and healthy in a variety of ...
Attachment

Attachment

Theories describing the nature of interactions between infants and caregivers are often ...
Nature vs Nurture and the role of Neuroscience in Child Development

Nature vs Nurture and the role of Neuroscience in Child Development

Nature vs Nurture There is a long-standing debate about how we develop our individual ...
Neuroscience: why it’s relevant for Early Years Practitioners

Neuroscience: why it’s relevant for Early Years Practitioners

Neuroscience is the scientific study of the nervous system, which comprises of the central ...
Behaviour and the Brain:  Amygdala Hijack

Behaviour and the Brain: Amygdala Hijack

In our brains, a section known as the amygdala processes emotions. Activated by stressful events, ...
When to start solids

When to start solids

Starting solids, often referred to as weaning, is when the baby starts to consume actual food. ...
What are you communicating?

What are you communicating?

Did you know that a human baby is born with 200 million brain cells? I find that number hard to ...
Guide on registering with OFSTED

Guide on registering with OFSTED

HOW-TO GUIDE ON REGISTERING WITH OFSTED – CHILDCARE REGISTER (Updated for changes in 2020) ...
How to help your child develop empathy

How to help your child develop empathy

Defining empathy and sympathy Empathy is the ability to recognise the emotions of other people as ...