Attachment

Whether you’re a practitioner or a parent, everyone has heard of and knows about Bowlby’s theory of attachment. But what does attachment really mean in a modern society? How do we as practitioners interpret and implement attachment theory in our practice? What is the impact on the children? What does this mean for parents? And…

The “P” Word.

In Early Years, the one word every practitioner dreads more than ‘OFSTED’ is ‘Planning’. We’ve all been there haven’t we? Whether you’re a Nursery Manager, Early Years Practitioner or a childminder, the word ‘planning’ is one that instantly makes people groan. On training courses, one of your first questions to your neighbour is ‘So what’s…

Intergenerational Relationships

Loneliness and social isolation in our older generation is now only too common here in the UK, with The Guardian reporting last month that over three quarters of our older people are lonely. These are staggering figures and here at Pebbles Childcare, we value and respect our older generation profusely and as a result we…

Childminders: Myths and Stereotypes

Society has always had, and sadly still appears to have a negative view of Childminding as a profession. It appears that childminders are considered to be a less ‘professional’ childcare option than nurseries, nannies and other early years settings. Despite qualifications, regulations and OFSTED Inspections and gradings being obtained in the same way as other…

Maternal Mental Health

This week saw the launch of the UK’s first ever ‘Maternal Mental Health Week’ to raise awareness for one of the most common occurrences during the maternity period, yet one that is still very much shrouded in stigma; antenatal/postnatal depression. Whilst having a baby is a wonderful and exciting time, it can also be a…

One Best Photo

As practitioners, we know that it is important that children learn how to use various ICT devices competently. The range of devices on offer to young children now has risen significantly in the past five years and two-year-olds are now confidently navigating their way around Youtube and BBC Iplayer independently. Whether we like it or…

About Us

Bridgit and Chloe are OFSTED Registered Childminders based in Worthing, West Sussex, offering a professional and individual service for children and their families 0-8 years. Pebbles Childcare was started in 2015 by Bridgit to provide a holistic, educational and healthy home from home setting for your child. Collectively we have over 30 years experience in the…