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How does mindfulness let staff and children hop, skip and jump into nursery every day?

The car broke down, your partner forgot to take care of a urgent errand, the kids left their lunchboxes at home and you can’t find the letter to call the doctor back.And then, you go into work and your day

Mindfulness in a nursery – creating calm, not joining the chaos

We all bring our lives to work sometimes – the stress, the anxiety, worry and often bad mood too, but what if your ‘office’ is a room full of babies and toddlers, looking to you as their role model for

Yoga for children: How yoga can help today’s busy children to relax, unwind, build confidence and look after their bodies.

Yoga isn’t just for adults – it’s great for children too, especially in today’s fast-paced world. As parents and educators, we want our children to act and behave with mindfulness, compassion, respect, to be brave, to know love and happiness

Don’t help your child create a beautiful, neat and tidy card – let them make a real mess…they’ll get more out of it.

We all do things differently’ – it’s said the world over and it’s so true, especially of children, who, because it’s all new, ‘invent’ new ways to approach things.If you watch two children with the same task, or the same

Why does my child want to climb all the time? The on top schema explained

Is your child always climbing all over the furniture? Do they enjoy walking along beams? Do they love to balance things on their head? If you have answered yes to one or more of these statements, then you have a

Why does my child empty all their toys on the floor? The scatterer schema explained

Do you find yourself constantly following your child around asking them to pick up box after box of toys they have emptied onto the floor? Then you’re probably raising a scatterer! Scatterers love nothing more than scattering EVERYTHING around them.

Why does my child like building dens and playing in tents? The encloser schema explained

Does your child like making enclosures for their toys? Do they create fences made from blocks or cardboard? Then your child is likely to be exploring their enclosing schema. Children with enclosing schemas love containing themselves and other objects, but

Why does my child like to cover, camouflage and hide? The enveloping schema explained

Does your child loves dressing-up in layer upon layer of clothing? Or do they completely cover their hands in paint? Put their belongings in boxes and blankets? If any of this sounds familiar, then your child is likely to be

Why does my child want to take everything apart? The connector schema explained.

Some kids love putting things together while others love pulling them apart. Both habits may mean your child has a connecting schema – a fascination with the way things work and interact. If your child is obsessed with building towers,

Why does my child move things around all the time? The transporter schema explained

Is your child always carrying toys from one place to another? Is their dolls’ pram always full of teddies or their bags full of bricks? If so, then your child is exploring their transportation schema. Children who have transportation schemas