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Raising Independent Children

Developing and encouraging independence in the early years’ stage is vital for integration into school and of course, for life. The concept of independence and its importance is included in the national Early Years Foundation Stage guidelines. These state that

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Can pets at nursery be of benefit to children?

At Keren’s Nursery, we embrace animal companions whenever possible. We have two regular four-legged visitors; Buzz the Maltese-breed dog and Digby, a Norfolk Terrier. Both bring a whole host of benefits to the children at the nursery. They are both

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Free time during the school holidays

As teachers, we often see that children need their downtime by the time the school holidays arrive. Time off to kick back and avoid the usual rush of nursery and school life. Time to just be. As a parent myself,

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Preparing Your Child for Nursery

Keren shares her top tips on how to be prepared to start a new term with your toddler. This year is my fourteenth as a hands-on founder of a thriving chain of nurseries. I suspect I’ve settled in more than

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Why We Encourage Walking to School

Now that the days are longer, and in the most part, drier too, we encourage families to walk to and from the nursery. Coming to and from nursery on foot is an opportunity for children to be physically active by

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5 Top Tips To Beat Night Time Anxieties

Some children find night time and darkness difficult. Keren offers her top tips to counter these anxieties. This article first appeared on Have fun and play with your child in the dark to counter any associations of fear. Make

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Third Outstanding Nursery Added To Our Portfolio

We’re thrilled to announce our Holland Park branch has been awarded Ofsted outstanding rating in its first inspection. This means we have an incredible 100% outstanding record for all three of our nurseries. Ofsted praised our leadership and management, noting

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How to Boost the Creativity Inside Every Child

Don’t we all wish to have creative, independent, innovative and self-confident children? Being a mum and an educator led me to believe that as parents we should observe our children and allow their creative processes to evolve naturally.

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