Schematic Play

In the Early Years sector, the term ‘schema’ or ‘schematic play’ is frequently used, but rarely understood. Schemas are described as patterns of repeated behaviour which allow children to explore and develop ideas and thoughts through play and exploration. These repetitive actions of schematic play allow children to construct meaning in what they are doing. As practitioners it is important that…

Emotional Resilience and Intelligence

As practitioners we know only too well how important supporting children’s personal, social and emotional development is, particularly in today’s soceity where children’s mental health (and mental health in general) is so prevalent. There are staggering statistics from the Mental Health Foundation that say at least 1 in 10 children (aged 5 – 16 years)…

Pebbles Turns 2

As many of you may know Pebbles Childcare celebrated it’s second birthday this week with the most beautiful (yet blustery!) beach party on Friday, joined by our children and their families, spending the afternoon on the beach doing all of the things that encompasses our Pebbles’ favourite things; play, dig, learn to fly kites, paddle,…