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Montessori Activities at Home (part 3)

In the third part of our series, we will explore activities that might come in handy if you are stuck inside while the weather is bad. We all know children need to focus that energy when they are indoors, so why not try the following:
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Author:
Jane Gleasure
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Monkey Bars and Writing: Ofsted finds risk-averse society is impacting children’s physical development

Early Years providers who are overly worried about Health and Safety are depriving children of a crucial part of preparing them for school - developing the muscular strength and dexterity to write. According to the latest Annual Report from Ofsted, some settings are ‘compromising on the substance of their provision’ because of undue concerns about risks involved in particular activities. For example, some providers will not take children out on visits because of road safety, others do not provide climbing equipment because of the ramifications should a child get hurt.
Published:
08/01/2019
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Author:
Jane Gleasure
Child Development

Montessori Activities at Home - Part 2

So this is our second month of montessori at home and we would love to know how you got on with last months! This month we have a couple of simple ideas to try in the kitchen, great for keeping them busy while you're cooking!
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Jane Gleasure
Child Development

Montessori Activities at Home - Part 1

We, at little people nurseries, believe in the principles of Montessori education and would encourage you to employ simple activities at home with your child and see the benefits for yourself. The concentration, joy and pride in their faces is so worth it.
Published:
23 October 2018
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Jane Gleasure
Activities

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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Jane Gleasure
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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Jane Gleasure
Child Development

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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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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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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Jane Gleasure
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This time of year a lot of our little ones suffer from colds and the congestion can be troublesome, especially at night so we thought this article from @motherandbaby on 5 natural ways to unblock your child's nose may be worth a share 🤧🙂 https://t.co/WL575MwTQg

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Art can drastically improve your child’s fine motor skills and their creative problem solving skills. Plus, look how much they love it! 🖌 We put a lot of work into our art program and run a wide variety of other extra-curricular activities #nurseries. #Fulham #Shepherdsbush https://t.co/rwyNjK7XEx

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