All 3 and 4 year olds are entitled to free part-time education. The scheme has been up and running for several years now, but the system is often ‘tweaked’ by the government which means that there is still some confusion
The NHS has banned the use of plug socket inserts throughout its organisation. By December of this year, all doctors’ waiting rooms, dentists, care homes, Ofsted-inspected premises and other NHS health-care providers must take out any protective socket covers and
Some of you have been asking for the words/music to Mr Clickety, a song the children love at nursery. We are sure they will help you out at home, but this audio recording is of them singing at nursery this
When we assess and track the children’s development at Little Houghton Day Nursery, we use government guidelines known as Development Matters. They are basically a collection of milestones which little ones can be expected to reach eg a baby of
At Little Houghton Day Nursery we have always been careful to keep processed sugar to a minimum, for example by reducing the amount we put in our homemade cakes and desserts. But current guidelines from the NHS suggests 19g per
Our manager, Heidi, is supported by a Regional Manager who goes by the name of Jo Stainsby. This is one of those facts that not many parents know and although she is happy enough to be an unsung hero, I
The staff at Little Houghton are sometimes lucky enough to receive little gifts at Christmas from our wonderful families. This year I thought it might be nice to share with you why we all think the staff deserve thanks, too.
I’m writing this from JFK airport, midway through my return journey from Orlando. It seems an utterly crazy location for a childcare conference, especially when your business is based in a tiny village called Little Houghton. But my files are
At Little Houghton Day Nursery, we ensure that we do our very best to protect children who suffer allergic reactions when they eat a certain type of food.
Children develop more rapidly during the first five years of their lives than at any other time. This booklet has been written to help you as a parent know what to expect during these vitally important years by focusing on the seven