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Essential Guide to Sun Care for Babies and Children

We all know the dangers of exposure to sunlight and over the years we have all been given sun care advice and tips on how to look after young skin in the sun. We know with any sort of advice, it can come across a little contradicting, so we have put together a list of our top tips for applying …

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No toys? In a nursery?

How does this work? When our practitioners explain to others that we have little to no ‘toys’ in the nursery we are often given a confusing look. Here we follow our own curriculum that exploits ‘real’ awe inspiring resources for the children to explore during their time at nursery. We have rich and interesting resources such as real glass encased …

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Roots to growth in the Nursery World Magazine

After training with one of early years finest Penny Tassoni, she had recommended a piece in nursery world to be written about the fantastic work that we did bridging the gap and working with disadvantaged children. We were so excited to show off the work that we had done with our curriculum in order to enable each child can reach …

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Tinkering with T4Kids™

Since the launch of Roots to Growth, staff have been encouraged to introduce real tools into the setting for children to explore. We have invested in T4Kids™ sets for the children, these include clamp boards®, child-sized real tools, hand drills, sanding blocks, safety clothing® and more. Children will have access to these resources during their time at nursery. For years …

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Why is outdoor play so important?

At Little Rascals we believe outdoor play is an essential part of a child’s development. We encourage children to play outside as often as possible and in all weathers, it’s certainly fun in the sun but great when we can splash in puddles! Not only does playing outside help children develop the sense of wonder, which is an important motivation …

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The importance of loose parts at Little Rascals

Loose parts at Little Rascals At Little Rascals we fully support the ethos of loose parts play and appreciate the benefits it has on children. Loose parts are materials that can be moved, carried, combined, redesigned and lined up. Loose parts can also be taken apart and put back together in multiple ways. They are materials with no specific set of directions, …

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A message for all moms and moms-to-be…

We care that you choose the perfect nursery for you and your family. If you’re choosing a nursery and want to make sure your little one(s) will receive the best possible care, take a look at our list of important points to think about when making you’re desicion. Our top useful points Does your chosen nursery have award-winning meals? Is …

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Local Events

Check out our list of family fun events happening in local areas over the next few months. We’re sure your littles ones will have tonnes of fun! Make sure to check back as we will update this page regularly! Milkshake! Live Starring Milkshake! favourites Bob the Builder, Little Princess, Noddy, Fireman Sam, Shimmer & Shine, Pip from Pip Ahoy!, Winnie …

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Pitta pizza faces in 4 simple steps

Want to make something delicious yet simple with your little ones for tea? Why not have a go at making pizza pitta faces, just follow our easy peasy step by step guide below. You will need: Pitta breads Tomato Purée Grated cheese Cherry tomatoes Peppers (you can use other ingredients if you wish) Oven tray Butter knife Step 1  Preheat …

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