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The Importance of Tummy Time for Babies

Babies need time spent on their tummies it helps them to develop their back and neck muscles needed for future movement. Babies who are laid on their backs all day do not get a chance to develop these crucial muscles in the same way. Regular tummy time works to increase babies' movement skills and confidence needed for crawling and also helps to develop their coordination and balance and babies that engage in regular time on their front each day are generally able to roll, crawl, sit, stand and walk earlier than babies that do not.
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Author:
Jane Gleasure
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Child Development

A Guide to Starting School 2019

At Little People Nurseries we love to be that helping hand, we are happy to advise you. Choosing a primary school for your child is a big decision and this guide is here to assist you with making your application for a primary school place. London has 33 boroughs and every year around 100,000 applications are made for primary school reception places. Schools have open days and we advise that you look at as many schools as possible, look at their Ofsted report, make a list of questions and take your child with you to see what they think as they are the ones going there.
Published:
10th September 2018
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Author:
David Gleasure
Education

Benefits of Yoga For Babies

Babies are naturally very limber and flexible and physical development actually happens largely through natural yoga poses which they perform with ease and aid in both their gross and fine motor skills. Encouraging these poses and the tactile stimulation involved has been found to have significant benefits to baby development and physiological processes.
Published:
06/09/2018
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Author:
Jane Gleasure
Child Development

Cool activities to keep little ones busy in this hot weather

With the weather being so hot and summer holidays around the corner we thought you could do with some summer fun activities to help keep your little ones cool and happy so here’s a collection of some of our favourites.
Published:
25/07/2018
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Author:
Jane Gleasure
Activities

Benefits of music in child development

Music plays a big part in our culture and cultures across the world, we instinctively use music to soothe babies, in play and to express love, however, there is more to this than meets the eye. Music plays a big part in the natural development of children in all areas from developing motor skills through dance and movement, to improving linguistic skills and social development. There are few things that can have as much of an impact on a child's development as music.
Published:
10/07/2018
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Author:
Jane Gleasure
Child Development

Willow Vale's 25th Anniversary

Willow Vale Nursery celebrated 25 years! On 20th June we celebrated Willow Vale’s 25th anniversary in the Willow Vale garden. We were lucky enough to have Mayor Councillor Daryl Brown in attendance who helped hand out long-standing service awards to the staff who have been with us from 5 to 25 years.
Published:
25 June 2018
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Author:
Jane Gleasure
Nursery Events

The Royal Wedding

On Friday 18th May we held a special tea party at both the Willow Vale and Fulham nurseries to celebrate Saturday’s Royal Wedding of Prince William and Meghan Markle. The children had a wonderful time preparing for the event last week by making bunting, creating crowns and King and Queen statues and dressing up as Princes and Princesses.
Published:
20 May 2018
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Author:
Jane Gleasure
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Questions to ask a childcare provider

We know how important finding the right childcare for your little ones is. You need to go to work and you need to feel reassured your little one is being well looked after and nurtured in their early years. So to help with this important decision we have compiled a list of questions you need to ask prospective childcare providers or have in mind when considering your options
Published:
02/05/2018
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Author:
Jane Gleasure
Parenting

Supporting Your Child’s Communication Skills as they Grow

More than simply learning to talk and communicate, is learning to understand and express themselves effectively. Developing these skills in young children plays a key role in developing positive self esteem and the success of their future social relationships.
Published:
01/03/2018
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Author:
Jane Gleasure
Parenting

Foods To Avoid That Can Negatively Affect Children's Behaviour

Young children are very susceptible to the side effects of what is being put into their bodies. If you have ever been concerned about fluctuating moods and other unusual behavior patterns in your child, it may be worth checking this list and monitoring what in fact your child is eating that could be having an adverse effect.
Published:
20/02/2018
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Author:
Jane Gleasure
Child Development

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