What If My Child Hates Nursery?

By |2021-05-20T21:57:26+00:00October 23, 2010|Pre School & Education|

Many parents rely on nursery care for their children, but sadly not all children love being in nursery. If you’re finding that it’s something your child hates, then here are some tips and advice on dealing with nursery issues. It’s a worst case scenario for parents – you’ve waited ages [...]

Help Your Child Learn to Tell the Time

By |2021-05-20T21:57:26+00:00March 24, 2010|Pre School & Education|

As adults, we take the concept of time for granted, and it’s often hard to realise how difficult it can be for children to grasp the basics of time. Learning how to tell the time is taught to children in schools, but there’s plenty you can do at home to [...]

Are Children Pressured to Learn Too Much Too Soon?

By |2021-05-20T21:57:25+00:00April 6, 2009|Pre School & Education|

There’s a lot of emphasis these days made on the importance of early learning, but are young children pressured to learn too much too soon? It’s hard to get away from references for the need for early learning. It’s talked about in the media, at nursery, in books, by other [...]

Getting Children Used to Nursery

By |2021-05-20T21:57:25+00:00April 5, 2009|Pre School & Education|

Most pre-school children, under the age of five years old, will attend nursery or playgroup. Whilst some children take to it automatically, others aren’t so keen to stay. Here are some useful tips on how you can help your children get used to nursery and help them settle in happily. [...]

The Pro’s and Con’s of Homeschooling

By |2021-05-20T21:57:25+00:00January 21, 2009|Pre School & Education|

Whilst the majority of children go to school to gain an education and be taught, an alternative option that some people chose is to home school their children. But there are both pros and cons to homeschooling. There are a growing number of children aged from five years and upwards [...]

How Pre-schools Help Children Learn

By |2021-05-20T21:57:25+00:00December 12, 2008|Pre School & Education|

Pre-school learning environments are specially designed to be age appropriate for young children, helping to support and boost their development and learning. Here we look at the ways in which pre-schools can help children learn. Pre-schools are available to children under the age of five years old and offer a [...]

How Playschools and Nurseries Help Learning

By |2021-05-20T21:57:25+00:00December 12, 2008|Pre School & Education|

Playschools and nurseries are a popular form of pre-school early education experience for children, but how do they help with learning? Between the ages of three and five years old, before they’re eligible to start school properly, children are able to attend various forms of pre-school, including playschools and nurseries. [...]

What Are Montessori Nurseries?

By |2021-05-20T21:57:25+00:00December 11, 2008|Pre School & Education|

Montessori nurseries are a popular option with parents for pre-school early education. Here we look at the characteristics of Montessori nurseries and their unique view of teaching children. Montessori nurseries are named after their founder, Dr Maria Montessori, and Italian woman who developed the child education method we now know [...]

The Facts About Foundation Stage Learning

By |2021-05-20T21:57:25+00:00December 10, 2008|Pre School & Education|

The early years are an important learning stage for children and the so-called Foundation Stage aims to help key areas of children’s learning and development during this time. Here we explore what the Foundation Stage involves, what children learn and how it can benefit them. The idea of the Foundation [...]

Early Learning Goals for Pre-school Children

By |2021-05-20T21:57:25+00:00December 10, 2008|Pre School & Education|

Pre-school age children who attend nurseries, pre-schools or other forms of recognised childcare services will be being looked after under the Foundation Stage of early learning. As part of this, there’s a number of early learning goals that providers are striving to meet. Here we explore what these goals are. [...]

What Will Happen at Pre-school?

By |2021-05-20T21:57:26+00:00November 14, 2008|Pre School & Education|

Pre-school is an important stage in a child’s early learning experience. To help prepare your child for what’s likely to happen at pre-school, here’s a bit of insight into what typically happens and the types of activities children are likely to undertake. Children are ready to go to pre-school when [...]

Choosing an Education for Under 5s

By |2021-05-20T21:57:26+00:00November 11, 2008|Pre School & Education|

When it comes to education for under 5s, there’s a surprisingly large choice of options available. If you’re looking for pre-school education for your child, it can be a bit of a minefield, so here we look at the available options and the questions you may need to ask when [...]

Get Help With Pre School Fees

By |2021-05-20T21:57:26+00:00November 11, 2008|Pre School & Education|

The cost of early education can add up, especially if you have more than one child, but some help is available for those struggling to pay pre-school fees. Various forms of pre-school early education classes are available for children aged under five year olds, and mostly from the age of [...]

Free Early Learning & Nursery Places for 3 to 4 Year Olds

By |2021-05-20T21:57:26+00:00November 7, 2008|Pre School & Education|

Early learning is important for young children, as it gives them a good start in life. For children in England aged three to four years old, there’s help at hand for parents, in the form of free early learning opportunities. The early years are an important stage of life and [...]

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