Hot Off The Press! Our E-Book!

We’ve been a little bit quiet on the blog of late, but the reason for that is….. We’ve written an e-book! đź“• Our over-riding mission (in addition to providing the highest quality childcare) has always been to raise the profile of home-based childcare as a viable career and childcare option and we hope this book…

EYFS Explained: Literacy

As explained in our previous posts , in this series of our blogs, we will be taking an in depth look into each area of the seven areas of learning and development and talking about and demonstrating how we support the children’s learning and development in each area and the benefits this has. We will look…

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…