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 that...
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...
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Childhood Attachment to Mum

How does ‘secure’ or ‘insecure’ childhood attachment to mum affect the quality of our adult...
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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...
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Children’s Mental Health

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

As Early Years Practitioners, a priority for us when caring for children is to ensure that they...
Mindfulness in Early Years (2)

Mindfulness in Early Years

Mindfulness is such an important topic in today’s busy world. Early Years Practitioners can provide...
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...

Attachment

Theories describing the nature of interactions between infants and caregivers are often attributed...

When to start solids

Starting solids, often referred to as weaning, is when the baby starts to consume actual food. More...

Guide on registering with OFSTED

HOW-TO GUIDE ON REGISTERING WITH OFSTED - CHILDCARE REGISTER (Updated for changes in 2020) As of...

What are you communicating?

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

Registering on the Voluntary Section of the Childcare Register: Part 1

There are many reasons to register with OFSTED if you are a nanny or working as a childminder.  Not...

Pension for Nannies

How does it work? A percentage of your pay is put into the pension scheme automatically every...

Registering on the Voluntary Section of the Childcare Register: Part 2

Step Two – Registering on the Voluntary Section of the Childcare Register In Part 2, we look at how...

HATA’s statement

We would like to clarify that any allegations of HATA stealing or copying  materials are wrong and...

Some Useful Links for You to Get Started

OFSTED: https://www.gov.uk/register-childminder-childcare-provider/overview...

How to help your child develop empathy

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

Introducing Leeroy Litchmore to the HATA Team

This month we're delighted to welcome Leeroy Litchmore to the HATA training team. Leeroy will be...
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Helping a child with anxiety go to school

Helping a child with anxiety go to school Heading into school, whether it is for the first time or...

How to say no to your employer

One of the hardest things to do when you work closely with your employer is to know how to (and of...
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How irregular bedtimes can have a huge impact on your child

We have all had times when our children have headed to bed a little bit later than normal. This...