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Blog posts from 2021
This activity allows your child to explore their natural environment as they look for their rock. It will also provide them with the opportunity to create with a purpose in mind and to plan ahead.
In celebration of British Science Week 2021, we have compiled together some of our absolute favourite experiments for you to try at home in this Little Book of Science.
We are so proud of all our passionate chefs across our Kindred Nurseries who home-cook for our children every day. We want to introduce you to one of our chefs, Tracy Towner. She has been a chef at Kindred Les Enfant's for over 14 years and, it is dafe to say, incredibly passionate about children's nutrition and making sure she keeps all those little tummies full of good stuff! We asked her a few questions about our new menus and encouraging little ones to enjoy their food...
Loose parts are springboards for play and are an essential element of a rich, child-centred play environment. "What is loose play? And how can we do it at home?" - I hear you say! Read on to find out...
Here are three wonderful activities for the whole family to get stuck into this Mother's Day.
For the Easter weekend we would love you to join us in celebrating Spring and New Beginnings by taking part in our spring bingo game. The idea is that, with your little ones, you use your garden and local area to search out all the items on the bingo board and cross them off as you go. Can you find them all?
With many of our Kindred families embarking on the exciting transition to Big School this September, Annie Tierney, our Head of Operations, wanted to share some ideas for making those important steps towards school readiness. Don't forget to download our 'Journey to Big School' and our parent 'Top Tips for Starting School' at the end of this article.
As our September term gets underway, we have been letting our families know of some changes that have been made to the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) by the Government. These changes will mean parents and carers up and down the country may see some adjustments to the way nurseries observe, assess and plan for their children. Join us in finding out a little more about these changes and how they will impact observations, assessments and planning...
Sarah Tayler is a Senior Nursery Manager at our Kindred Hainault nursery and has over 18 years childcare experience. She has always been incredibly passionate about children's nutrition and was instrumental in the design of our accredited menus. Sarah chats to us about fussy eating and some top tips to help little ones to enjoy a variety of foods.