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Bilingual Learning at Keren’s Nursery


Many parents choose our nurseries because of our exceptional commitment to languages For Ivrit speakers, each of our branches has at least one full-time Ivrit-speaking member of staff. For all children with English as a second language, (ESOL) we regularly

Posted in Child Development, languages, Starting Nursery

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

Posted in Animals, Child Development

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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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

Posted in Child Development, Healthy Living

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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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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