How Reading Can Benefit Your Child’s Development

How Reading Can Benefit Your Child’s Development

Reading can open up endless possibilities for children and adults alike. Books allow our imaginations to run wild. They teach us to let go of reality and be transported into new worlds, get wrapped up in the trials and tribulations of fictional characters, and learn about cultures and experiences entirely different from our own. Reading…

How Preschool Helps Your Child

How Preschool Helps Your Child

Preschool can work wonders for your child’s development. Interacting with their peers and teachers in an educational environment outside the home equips children with essential skills that will last them a lifetime. You’ll be surprised how quickly they pick stuff up! Children grow and develop very quickly in the first five years of their lives,…

How to Help Your Toddler Settle into Nursery

How to Help Your Toddler Settle into Nursery

Starting nursery is a big step for your little one but a great way of giving them independence, improving their social skills and preparing them for school. But every child is different. While some will embrace the new situation head-on, others may feel anxious and worried – both reactions are completely normal. Here are some…

Four Reasons to Try Your Nursery’s Saturday Morning Club

Four Reasons to Try Your Nursery’s Saturday Morning Club

Saturday morning club is a brilliant way to improve the social bond between you and your baby, to understand how the nursery works, to improve your parenting confidence, and to supplement the progress that is constantly being made in the nursery. Find out how you can get these benefits from Little Acorn Nursery! 1. Develops…

Pre-School Lunches: All You Need to Know

Pre-School Lunches: All You Need to Know

Not all nurseries supply a full day of snacks and food so you may need to pack a lunchbox for your little one. Eating independently is a key skill for children so ensuring that their lunch is enjoyable and nutritional is essential, but nevertheless, it can feel a little overwhelming knowing what are the best…

Fun Kids Holiday Activities for the Under 5s

Fun Kids Holiday Activities for the Under 5s

When we’re constantly on the go it can be a challenge to keep our little ones entertained. As busy parents, we often don’t have time to come up with fun and exciting ideas that can use up the constant flow of energy our toddlers have. When your kids aren’t at playgroup, nursery, kids club, there’s…

Which Type of Childcare is Best for You?

Which Type of Childcare is Best for You?

There are many different types of childcare options available and choosing the one that works best for you and your child is important. From day nursery to an au pair, it can be difficult to know what will be best for you. All families are different and have different needs, so what works for someone…

Tips for Returning to Nursery

Tips for Returning to Nursery

The past year and a half has been disruptive for children and you may find that you’re reluctant to return your children to nursery. If you’ve had your little one at home for this period of time, it can be difficult to send them off again, but we have a few tips to make this…