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Watching your little one begin exploring the world around them and using their new skills to surpass milestones is one of the most exciting things about child development. Refining these skills from an early age is an important part of this and can lay the groundwork for lots of future activities like standing on one foot, balance, coordination and walking without support.
From September 2021, these changes will be introduced to all early year’s settings across the country. We know this is a big change in a year when there’s been lots of changes, so we’d like to share some information about what this will mean for you and your nursery.
It’s the time of the year when parents across the country are beginning to prepare their children for school. This isn’t the most relaxing of times as you begin to swap blankets for backpacks and bottles for lunch boxes as you begin to wonder just where did the time go. But how do you know when your little one is ready for school?
Amongst the hussle and bustle of nursery life, I often get asked what the role as a Nursery Manager actually involves. The Chef cooks, the practitioners care for the children, the maintenance team fix things but what about the Nursery Manager? Well, let me give you a little insight!
we’ve put together a list of our favourite meditation for kids for you to listen to at home. These guided meditations are perfect for bedtime, relaxation, and easing your child’s anxiety.
Meditation is a practice that we usually associate with adults, but it can have great benefits for young children too. Emotional literacy and self-regulation are a focus in the early years; helping children understand emotions, how they feel and what they can do to manage intense emotions.
As a parent, you receive an overwhelming amount of advice from the internet, television, and family members about your child’s nutrition. To help you navigate this a little easier, we’ve spoken to Nutritionist Janet Aylott your most commonly asked questions.
At Fennies, most of our furniture and resources are created by Community PlayThings, who design and manufacture wooden equipment for primary schools and early years settings in the UK We took a visit to their factory to see first-hand how our children’s toys are made.
Teaching children about recycling isn’t always the easiest thing but it’s more important than ever to educate children about environmental issues. We’ve put together some ways you can make recycling fun at home and ideas about how you can speak to your children about the 3 Rs!
Fennies speaks to the author of the fantastic children’s books ‘Daddy, Papa, and me’ and ‘Sparkle Boy’ about the importance of introducing diverse books in the early years.
A child’s nursery helps shape their experiences and build on how they view the world around them. A setting that incorporates equality, diversity, and inclusion can benefit children’s social and emotional development as well as a cultural appreciation of others. Practitioners enhance diversity in the early years by supporting young children in understanding how we’re all wonderfully different!
We’ve compiled a list of tips to help you manage stress and anxiety throughout your pregnancy during a pandemic.
Fennies are proud to be accredited by the Early Years Nutrition Partnership (EYNP) for our menus and contribution to supporting good nutrition in the early years. As part of our subscription, we are delighted to bring you regular nutrition updates and evidence-based articles written by our Registered Nutrition Professionals from EYNP, Janet Aylott, and Catherine Lippe. This months’ topic: How to encourage your child to try new foods.
You may hear about vitamin supplements for children but are they really necessary? In this article, EYNP (Early Years Nutrition Partnership) Registered Nutrition Professional Catherine Lippe tells us everything we need to know about vitamin supplements for the under 5’s.
Engaging in creative activities within art, music, and movement provide your child with opportunities to explore interests and express themselves. This post shares some Fennies favourite activities that you can recreate at home, which are not only important for development but lots of fun!
Exercise is great for our body brain and emotions and Fennies PE Coordinator, Sasha Flynn, wants to share with you some great activities that not only get your child moving but, support their development.
Moving away from a bottle to a cup can be a tricky time for both children and parents. Bottles can often be a comfort, particularly when baby is ready for sleep. Understanding why this transition is so important and being armed with some tips to help will be useful.
Indoors or out, try these 5 physical development activities with your child recommended by our Epsom Nursery Manager.
Constructing effective interactions is how we stimulate children’s minds through communication, both at home and in nursery, it is crucial for enhancing learning, building self-esteem, and developing language skills.
As many of us begin returning to our “normal” life post-lockdown, we check in with Psychotherapist of 20 years and Co-Founder of wellbeing website We Are Vega, Catriona Morten.
We are delighted to share that Eloise Stenner, Great British and European hockey competitor has been working with our staff and children to develop fun sporting activity sessions across all our nurseries from February to May.
Fennies provides a fully rounded health program teaching children how to implement future healthy lifestyle habits.