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What Is A Day Nursery?

A day nursery is a type of childcare facility that offers care, education, and socialisation opportunities for young children, usually between the ages of six weeks and five years old. Day nurseries, such as Keren’s Nursery, are designed to provide a safe and nurturing environment for children while their parents or guardians are at work…

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10 Ways To Care for Your ill Child

As a parent, one of the most challenging and worrisome experiences is when your child falls ill. It’s natural to feel overwhelmed and anxious, but your love and care can make a significant difference in your child’s recovery process. While it’s always best to consult a medical professional for advice, we’ve created a comprehensive guide…

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Effects of the COVID-19 Lockdown on Child Development

The COVID-19 pandemic brought about unprecedented challenges and disruptions to societies worldwide. As governments implemented strict measures to contain the virus, one significant consequence was the imposition of lockdowns, confining individuals to their homes. While these measures were crucial for public health, the prolonged periods of isolation and restricted social interactions have had a profound…

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What Are the Terrible Twos?

Everyone has heard of the terrible twos; they’re mentioned with dread by parents with young children. But what are the terrible twos and what makes them so potentially ‘terrible?’ When Can the Terrible Twos Hit? This question is not as silly as you think. Parents often observe a noticeable change in their child’s behaviour when…

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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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Hampstead Garden Suburb Branch, 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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Summer Open Days Announced

Announcing our Summer Open Days for Keren’s Nursery Visit us at Hampstead Garden Suburb on July 2nd and Holland Park on July 4th Join us at our Open Days to find out more about our Ofsted outstanding nurseries, and to register your child. 9.30 – 11.30 am, registration essential.Message us or email to confirm…

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What Is a Forest School?

If you’re looking at pre-schools or nurseries, you may very well have heard the latest buzz about Forest School. The approach has come into vogue over the last few years. We offer Forest School at all our nurseries; but what is it really about, and why is it so popular? Does it mean little your…

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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 “every child should learn to be resilient, confident and self-assured.” Our role as parents…

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