Category Archives: Learning

Cooking with Children – Mother’s Day Recipes

Little ones love to cook especially if it involves licking chocolate off a wooden spoon! It’s a fantastic way to spend time with your children – it’s fun, messy and in fact a great way for them to develop their confidence, learn about healthy food choices and develop a variety of skills including: Maths (weighing … Continue reading Cooking with Children – Mother’s Day Recipes

Encouraging a Love of Stories

Sharing books is an enjoyable way to spend time with your child, even before they can read. There are lots of ways to enjoy stories, reading books, make up your own stories, listen to audio tapes in the car as well as taking regular trips to the library, all aid this love to develop. At … Continue reading Encouraging a Love of Stories

Puzzling it Out – Why it is so important for Pre-School Children to Play with Puzzles

Puzzles are a great way to spend time with your child having fun together or just observing from afar and watching them slowly solve it piece by piece. One of the most satisfying feelings as a parent is seeing the excitement on your child’s face when they complete a puzzle. Puzzles help develop hand eye … Continue reading Puzzling it Out – Why it is so important for Pre-School Children to Play with Puzzles

The Importance of Child Observations in a Nursery

Keeping up-to-date records of children’s progress is a crucial part of the daily routine at a nursery and is critical in aiding a child’s development. Each observation allows staff to witness first hand a child’s interests and abilities. Observations provide an uninterrupted view of how children learn and play, furthermore it highlights any areas where … Continue reading The Importance of Child Observations in a Nursery

What ‘British Values’ means for Nurseries

Ofsted will be assessing all educational settings to ensure they are supporting ‘Fundamental British Values’ as part of their new inspection framework. Here we explain in detail about what this means and how Boys & Girls Nursery uphold these beliefs on a daily basis. Fundamental British Values Include: Democracy – Think of democracy as a … Continue reading What ‘British Values’ means for Nurseries

The Best Approach for Children to Learn a Foreign Language – Raksha Kotecha

Research states that learning a foreign language before the age of six or seven is much easier. Little ones are like sponges they absorb new sounds and are less embarrassed about making mistakes. We at Boys & Girls Nursery work with La Jolie Ronde, an award winning world-wide provider of foreign languages, who attend our … Continue reading The Best Approach for Children to Learn a Foreign Language – Raksha Kotecha

Activities to Encourage Literacy in Children

Literacy is the generic term for reading, writing, listening and speaking skills. A staggering one person in six suffer from poor literacy in the UK which affects health, happiness and the wealth of individuals and society. Thus it is a necessity for any parent to create the right environment at home and to ensure the … Continue reading Activities to Encourage Literacy in Children

Cooking with Children – A Caribbean Flavour

Little ones love to cook especially if it involves licking chocolate off the wooden spoon. It’s a fantastic way to spend time with your children, it is fun, messy and in fact a great way for them to develop their confidence, educate them on healthy food choices and learn a variety of skills including: Weighing … Continue reading Cooking with Children – A Caribbean Flavour