February 12, 2019

These powerful little pebbles have had such a positive impact and we really want to share some heartwarming stories we’ve received. After all, Valentines is just around the corner and as they say… ‘sharing is caring…!’ Click the picture below to find out more!

Initially...

January 20, 2019

Fairy investigation through play is something which has been around for over a century! It is also something which gets asked about a lot.

I’m not talking Tinkerbell or Disney here, I mean the REAL fairies, the ones we can feel everyday who could be hiding in the tree o...

January 9, 2019

Collectively, as leaders we could agree that our yard stick for success would be for every member of our team to feel that spark and calling which led them to care for children. To feel excited each day to put into place fresh activities, eager to see the responses and...

October 9, 2018

Loose Parts…. Is it just another buzz word?

In a nutshell, yes!

Children have always played in this manner.

The term ‘loose parts’ seeks to harness and seeks to explain children’s inherent ability and drive to utilise and explore the world through the objects they find a...

October 4, 2018

These little gems of nature have so many possibilities in the classroom or the home!

We've been using them for years to explore a huge range of learning opportunities - they are engaging and perfect for smaller maths, counting, literacy, sensory and small world activiti...

June 5, 2018

It’s that time of year where teachers start looking through their eyelids at you when you mention ‘scheduling a meeting’ or ‘arranging a day to….’

This is because it’s crazy. There isn’t a day, or a time, or even a moment to even think about the balls we feel we’re perp...

May 22, 2018

We all know the advantages of loose parts for literacy... they're pretty endless really.

Movement, transporting and placement of objects, large and small - the obvious effects on those all-important core muscles, shoulder, elbow pivot, wrist rotations down to finger and...

April 23, 2018

This week's mini-blog is introduced from the perspective of our three and four year olds...

You will need:

Pestle and Mortar

Lavender

Rose Petals (dried)

Daisies (foraged)

*important note: leave the dandelions for the bees "it's their first food!"*

Process:

"Mix the recipes".....

April 7, 2018

How do you feel about ‘Time Out?’

In my experience, it’s always a controversial subject – an area where parents, teachers and child care professionals have strong beliefs and experiences, leaning firmly one way, or the other.

SuperNanny et al have led the way with clear...

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