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.
Kindred Nurseries Blog
For top tips, nutrition advice and creative inspiration.
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...
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. Find out more about the journey she took to create a yummy new Kindred menus.
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?
Here are three wonderful activities for the whole family to get stuck into this Mother's Day.
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.
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.
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...
Looking for a nursery or pre-school place in 2021? Sign up before 31st January and receive a 5% discount on your first three months.
Annie Tierney, Head of Operations, speaks about how easy it is for us to lose sight of what is important for the child when making Christmas crafts, and focus too much on creating something for the parents or a display board. When we do this, we are only thinking about the end product and not on the child’s creativity, imagination and the benefits which they gain through being able to freely be involved in arts, crafts and creative activities.