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5 Last Minute Elf on the Shelf Ideas

2018 December 21

Elf on a Shelf Ideas

With only 3 sleeps left until elves everywhere head back to the North Pole with Santa, you’re probably running low on ideas of what to do next.

To help, we’ve put together a list of 5 last-minute ‘Elf on the Shelf’ ideas that are quick and easy to put together.

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Christmas Eve Box Ideas

2018 December 10

Christmas eve boxes

Over the past few years, Christmas Eve Boxes have become a growing family tradition. The inspiration behind the idea is thought to have originated from the German tradition of opening presents on Christmas Eve and families in the UK have fallen in love with the idea.

If you’re new to the idea of Christmas Eve boxes but you’d like to give it a try, here are our top tips to help you create the perfect box for children of all ages:

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Childcare is Tough! Stay Energised with These Top Tips!

2018 December 3

Being a parent is tough! Being a nanny is tough! Working in a nursery is tough! Raising a child is one of the most rewarding, but also one of the most challenging things you could ever do. The trouble with constantly taking care of the needs of your child or young charges is that it’s easy to push aside your own which can quickly lead to burnout that can affect both you and your children.

Try these top tips to help you take care of and re-energise yourself:

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How to Combat the Post-School Meltdown

2018 November 26

How many times have you picked your little one up from school, watched them wave goodbye to their teachers and friends with happy, smiling faces, only to turn to you with furrowed brows, crossed arms and a sullen temper?

If this is you, you’re not alone.

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Is your phone affecting your relationship with your child?

2018 November 19

Frankie and Benny’s have announced that a ‘phone-ban’ at all tables in their UK restaurants will be implemented on a trial basis next week.

After conducting a nationwide survey that found that 72 percent of British children wished that their parents would spend less time on their mobile devices and more time talking to them, the popular restaurant chain has decided to try an incentive to help parents’ step-back from their phones so that the family could reconnect at meal times.

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5 Indoor Rainy-Day Activities

2018 November 5

With the wet weather firmly upon us, keep your young charges happy and engaged, even if you are stuck inside, with these fun indoor activities.

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5 Quiet Alternatives to Screen-Time

2018 October 29

“Screen time is bad for your children!” It seems as though that’s all we’re hearing in the news lately. Whilst research is still being conducted into the full effects of screen-time on young children, here are 5 alternatives for when you and your child need a little quiet time instead of turning to the TV, tablet or games console.

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5 Autumn Activities for Toddlers

2018 September 10

With Autumn on the way, we’ve found 5 great activities for you and your little one to enjoy as the leaves begin to fall!

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Back to School: How to Support Your Child as They Transition to a New Year

2018 September 3

It’s back-to-school time for children all over the UK this week. Whilst a lot of children find starting, or going back to school very exciting, moving into a different year can be difficult for some children, and moving to a different school can be even harder.

We’ve put together our top tips to help you support your transitioning child to ensure a smooth start to the new school year!

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What is Child-Led Play and Why is it So Important?

2018 August 6

Child-led play is exactly what it sounds like; children choose what to play and the adults follow the child’s lead. The sole purpose of this type of play is to allow children to explore and discover independently whilst making their own choices and decisions about what to do.

We’ve put together some tips to help you encourage child-led play whilst also identifying learning opportunities:

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