Chinese New Year

Celebrating and encompassing significant celebrations and events are fundamental to our practice and something we hold in the highest esteem. Chinese New Year is a festival that we have always celebrated from the outset and so the children are incredibly aware, confident and excited when we re-introduce this topic each year. In addition to creating…

EYFS Explained: UW

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…

Christmas

Christmas is an exciting time of year; particularly for children in the Early Years; the learning opportunities and experiences are endless and the magic and wonder that can be created for the children are truly heartwarming. However, Christmas can also be a particularly challenging time for both practitioners and parents alike; but how much of…

Multilingual Children

As Early Years Professionals we all know how important it is to adequately support children with English as an Additional Language (EAL) in order for them to not only develop fluency in their mother tongue, but encourage and support their understanding and English speaking too. After intense research it has now been proven that by…

Parent Partnerships

In our previous post on Attachment, we touched briefly upon parent partnerships and how these support the attachment process with the children, as well as supporting the children’s learning and development whilst in the setting. Here we will look more in depth at what we do as a setting to develop strong and lasting partnerships with…

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…