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Mental Health Awareness Week

May 16, 2019
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There has been plenty of information in the news and social media about how this week is Mental Health Awareness Week and it is wonderful that we have such an open opportunity to discuss the importance of our mental health

Storal Learning Manager Away Day 2019

May 8, 2019
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At the end of April, our Nursery Managers and team from Central Support gathered in Birmingham for our very first Manager Away Day. After rapidly growing from 6 to 16 nurseries in the last 12 months, these 2 days were

March 25, 2019
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When babies are born, they have billions of brain cells! These cells are not yet connected into the networks required for thinking, playing and interacting and so their relationship with their main caregiver/parent is key in helping to develop these

Little Parts, Big Adventures!

February 18, 2019
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The theory of Loose Parts has been exciting us as early years practitioners for many years. You may well have noticed the amount of loose parts we have been introducing into the nursery over recent months (if not years!) –

Celebrating Me

January 21, 2019
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With the start of a new year, there is plenty in the media about a “new year, new you”! Maybe, though, it is more about “new year, more you” and having more confidence in who you already are and being

“Children are made readers on the laps of their parents.”

October 18, 2018
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This week is National Libraries Week! In the nursery and pre-school, we are big advocates for reading and sharing these experiences together. We have a large focus on early literacy skills as part of our everyday provision, providing a variety

Risky Business

September 19, 2018
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All humans are ‘hardwired’ to take risks from birth, whether it is taking a first breath, a first roll or a first step. Children have an enthusiasm for making their own choices, investigating and exploring, questioning and experimenting and this

A fond farewell to our children going to school

July 17, 2018
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With the summer break now looming – we are sadly saying a very fond ‘Goodbye’ to many of the children who are now off to Big School in September from Hemsley House Day Nursery and Pre-School in Maidstone. This week

A Royal Occasion

May 22, 2018
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We love to celebrate love! Whether this is on Valentine’s day or celebrating our love for mummies and daddies on Mother’s and Father’s day. Most specially this month, we are excited to commemorate the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and

The Sun is Shining! The Weather is Sweet Again!

April 17, 2018
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The sun is finally shining, flowers are beginning to blossom and we are so excited to embrace all of the seasonal changes that the springtime brings! The spring season brings with it many opportunities to explore new life in nature,