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on 31 December

Inspiring children’s imagination

In our last blog this year we introduce you another interesting and fun activity for your little ones. When we were contacted by Phylly, who runs the Pyjama Drama in North Surrey, she was actually looking for talented and committed part time staff to join the business. However, as Phylly explained about the classes in more detail I immediately thought that it would be good to blog about them given the number of inquiries I get from parents and nannies asking about creative and imaginative play activities available in the local area for their little ones. As a result I was delighted when Phylly welcomed my suggestion.

Blog 7

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on 06 November

 Nanny options that you can afford

  

With the new school year coming many families will be looking for a childcare solution that doesn’t break the bank. Whilst employing a nanny may historically have been viewed as one of the more expensive childcare options there are some tips that can help to ensure that this doesn’t have to be the case.  

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on 16 September

 

It’s not just running behind the ball

 

 During the summer I am sure many of us will have swapped indoors activities for those based outdoors it order to make the most of the weather. However, with autumn approaching if you are looking for activities that your little ones can enjoy in all-weather then Kidikkicks’ football classes could be the right choice as they offer outdoors sessions in summer before moving indoors for winter. Their classes are not only fun and enjoyable but also help to support your little ones fitness and physical development.

 

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on 05 June

 

Keeping healthy with balls

 Whist my last few blogs have focused more around activities that support development through sensory activities this time I will be considering how we can support the physical development of our little ones. Encouraging children to be physically active from a young age will of course install behavioural norms that are more important in later life. However, it also provides them with the opportunity to interact with the world around them and learn how to handle different objects correctly and safely whilst also developing their motor skills. 

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on 07 April

Helping children to communicate

I have been working with children for many years in a variety of roles including a Special Educational Needs (SEN) Coordinator role for children with special needs. Given that as a SEN Coordinator I undertook Makaton training I welcomed with enthusiasm the invitation to join a TinyTalk class from Kerry who leads TinyTalk in Kingston, Surbiton and Thames Ditton. TinyTalk are fun and interesting award winning classes for babies and young children using sensory activities to support children’s communication skills. TinyTalk uses the British Sign Language (BSL) which was new to me as it differs from the Makaton that I used in my practice. BSL is a totally different language to English with many differences in grammar, structure and the amount of words used as opposite to Makaton that uses very basic signs to say only the most important words.

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on 25 February

Athelstan House School

 

The Benefits of Stand-Alone Pre-Preparatory Schools

 There is a huge range of excellent independent schools to choose from locally, catering for children of all different ages. Over the last decade, the trend has been for independent schools to open or acquire their own Pre-Preps and many of these schools now cater for children from the age of 3 to 18. However, whilst the idea of sending your child to the same school for as long as possible may seem appealing, sometimes it can result in a mismatch. 

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