Recycling, always part of our every day curriculum

At our nurseries, we’re always mindful of consumption and reusing resources. Following on from our planet topic and combining elements of our Forest School sessions, children use natural materials and recycle parts of old wall displays to create a group tapestry. The foci for these activities are fine motor control and understanding the world, as…

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How Keren’s Nursery Has Grown

This article is an interview with Assaf Ben Ezra (ABE) and TechRound about how Keren’s Nursery came into being. It first appeared on TechRound.co.uk   TechRound: What’s the story of Keren’s Nursery and how was it founded? ABE: The “Keren” in Keren’s Nursery is Keren Ben Ezra, my wife. We started the nursery as a…

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You’ll never be short of activities with Keren’s Busy Jar

Keren’s Nursery “Busy Jar” Filled to the brim with ideas for different activities designed to support parents and children. The aim is to encourage children to work independently, or as a family unit, using age-appropriate tasks. These activities encourage a range of independent and family play. Some are pure fun designed to spark creativity. Others…

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Our Hampstead Garden Suburb branch is the first nursery in Barnet to sign up to Barnet’s Dementia Friendly scheme

Nursery Manager at our Hampstead Garden Suburb Nursery, Marlene Costa used to work with people with dementia and knows just how much they suffer from being isolated in normal times, let alone now. “We’ve all noticed so many changes in the last six months, not least amongst the most isolated, older members of our community.…

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The past few months have taught us as educators to be more innovative than ever, but where do we go from here?

There’s a new style of teaching in town Newsweek has reported that Reggio Emilia schools are among the best in the world and the method is gradually being adopted by some of the most innovative pre-school and primary schools around the world. Keren explains why her award-winning nursery chain Keren’s Nursery, has firmly embedded the innovative…

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Physical Development at Keren’s Nursery

When it comes to pre-schoolers’ physical development, we leave no stone unturned. Founder Keren Ben Ezra: “We believe that daily outside play is fundamental to children’s mental health as well as their physical well-being.” We chose the locations of all of our nurseries with this in mind, so that children can benefit from as much…