January 21, 2019

The childcare landscape of St Ives, is an ever changing and increasingly flooded market, with new companies and providers setting up centres at a rapid rate. As parents we recognise and respect you have choices, and that you want for your children the best possible ear...

November 18, 2018

As parents we all assume that our child’s first day at daycare, preschool or childcare is all about them. It is a big moment in the life of any child. That first day of care outside the home represents growing maturity, independence and a new journey into the world. Bu...

September 12, 2018

The cleaning fairy that once lived at my house has disappeared. Her bags are packed, her tasks complete and her devotion to the cause was relentless, but happily  her services are no longer required. She is greatly missed, but in her place,  I have a family of helpers,...

August 14, 2018

By Saturday afternoon, the laundry room at my house, resembles a dumping ground for a vast array of sports shoes, socks, jerseys and bags, each with its own special selection of mud, dirt and grass. It is a task I am so familiar with, and one that reminders of how luck...

June 15, 2018

How to select your child’s first school – aspects to consider in making your choice.

Parenting is a constant juggle of decision making, options and ideas that determine so many aspects of your children’s lived experience, both now and into the future. This statement is...

April 30, 2018

As an early childhood teacher and parent, I am frequently asked “Is my child ready for school”. Parents the world over, puzzle and perplexed, seek answers, clarification and real information about this news worthy topic.  But this question is not easily answered when l...

March 26, 2018

I would love a dollar for every time I have heard “I do not like that” around my own dinner table. Sometimes that chef hat is a tricky one to wear, especially when your smallest eaters have such big opinions. Children’s approach to food, meal times and healthy eating...

February 21, 2018

As both a parent and an early childhood teacher, I would love to suggest that I have the magic keys to the sleep time kingdom. The instructions and ingredients for creating a perfect sleep time recipe, simply disappeared when my own children arrived and like so many pa...

January 17, 2018

As an educator and mother, I know all too well the feeling of nervous excitement, anticipation and pride as we watch our children starting a new year at daycare or returning for another year in a new room. Reflecting on the possibilities of a year ahead, how much child...

November 29, 2017

It can be the simplest of things that bring joy, positivity and a smile to a child’s day. Just a single word, makes the world of difference. Praise is a gift to a child. Praise acknowledges, applauds and supports their efforts and attitudes. But how we praise and why,...

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