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07/01/2021
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Wellbeing Tips for Children

Coronavirus has brought chaos and limitations to everyone around the world in some way or another. For children in particular the constant changes and news updates can be confusing and scary but it is normal to have worries. It is important to encourage children to be aware of their feelings and look after their mental health and overall wellbeing. Here are some tips to suggest to children: 1. Stay connected with other people It’s really important for children to talk about their feelings to adults they trust, like parents or... Read More

Hedgehog Straw Painting - Autumn Crafts 02/10/2020
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Hedgehog Straw Paintings – Autumn Crafts

These Hedgehog Straw Paintings are a great arts and crafts activity for the kids this autumn, using splattered paints to make the prickly hedgehogs! Read the simple instructions below to get started: Art materials you will need: Thick white paper Coloured paper for backgrounds A paintbrush Paints Paint mixing tray A drinking straw Scissors Glue Glitter card A black felt pen Instructions for your Hedgehog Straw Paintings: Mix some poster paints in a tray for the hedgehog’s bodies. Mix the paint with water so the consistency is fairly runny. Use... Read More

Card Tube Animals - Animal Crafts 13/08/2020
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Card Tube Animals – Animal Crafts

These card tube animals are a great activity for the kids, using left over card tubes from around the house! Suitable for ages 0 to 5 years old. Read the simple instructions below to get started: Art materials you will need: Cardboard tubes PVA glue Scissors Paints and paintbrush Googly eyes Instructions for the Card Tube monkey and elephant: Draw around the head, arm, face and tail templates onto a cardboard tube and cut them out. Paint these pieces and a cardboard tube with brown paint, and add a lighter... Read More

Rainbow Fish - animal crafts 12/08/2020
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Rainbow Fish – Animal Crafts

Get creative with this Rainbow Fish and why not extend the activity by using the craft as props for a story or as part of a sea-based song time. Suitable for ages 0 to 5 years old. Read the simple instructions below to get started: Art materials you will need: White card Squares of coloured tissue paper Squares of shiny paper Coloured card Large googly eye Scissors Pencil Tracing paper PVA glue Instructions for your Rainbow Fish: Take a sheet of tracing paper and a pencil. Use a template to... Read More

Sealife Special - Summer Crafts 12/08/2020
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Sealife Special – Summer Crafts

These colourful sealife creatures are made using recycled egg boxes.Why not encourage the children to come up with their own ideas for some more underwater critters. Suitable for ages 5 to 10 years old. Read the simple instructions below to get started: Art materials you will need: Cardboard egg box PVA glue Paints & paintbrushes Pipe cleaners Scissors Tissue paper White card Thread Instructions for your sealife Octopus: Cut out a section of the egg box and paint it green and leave to dry. Add some eyes with black and... Read More

Crazy Crab - Summer Crafts 07/08/2020
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Crazy Crab – Summer Crafts

These Crazy Crabs are made using recycled paper bowls and bendy drinking straws. Suitable for ages 5 to 7 years old. Read the simple instructions below to get started: Art materials you will need: Two paper bowls Kitchen paper towels Bendy drinking straws Orange & yellow paint PVA glue & water Pencil & scissors Masking tape & craft foam Paintbrush & sponge Instructions for your Crazy Crabs: To begin, carefully cut away the edges from the two paper bowls. Push four holes into each side of one of the bowls... Read More

Rock Pool - Summer Arts and Crafts 07/08/2020
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Rock Pool – Summer Crafts

Take the children on an imaginary trip to the seaside this summer and make this fabulous rock pool. Collect recycled materials such as egg boxes, foil pie cases and scraps of craft foam and wool, and in no time at all you’ll have created your very own sealife centre! Suitable for ages 5 to 7 years old. Read the simple instructions below to get started: Art materials you will need: A piece of thick card Newspaper Egg boxes Masking tape PVA glue & water A plastic container Large brush for... Read More

Summer Straws - Summer Crafts 06/08/2020
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Picnic Straws – Summer Crafts

These picnic straws are the perfect accessory to brighten up any summer outing or picnic! Suitable for ages 0 to 5 years old. Read the simple instructions below to get started: Art materials you will need: Scissors A pencil Coloured card Coloured pencils or felt pens A glue stick Small sticky dots Sticky tape Straws Instructions for your Picnic Straws: Draw the shapes onto coloured card and cut them out. Cut out a circle for the middle for the flower, a butterfly’s body and a beetle’s shell from another colour.... Read More

childminder winter catalogue out now 06/11/2019

Childminders Winter Selection 2019 Catalogue – Out Now!

We are extremely proud to announce the launch of our latest Childminders Winter Selection Catalogue! Boasting a range of innovative products selected for childminders, this year’s winter edition is sure to inspire! Inside the catalogue, you will find a selection of engaging resources for the upcoming winter festivals and EYFS themes to explore this winter. Alongside the essential childminding resources for winter, you will also be inspired with fun craft ideas for Christmas and Winter. To get your hands on a FREE copy of our brand new childminders winter selection catalogue 2019,... Read More

Autumn Crafts Competition for early years 27/09/2019

Autumn Crafts Competition 2019

WIN a Festive Arts & Crafts Pack – worth £100! It’s competition time and we want to see the children’s autumn crafts projects. There is no better time to get crafty than autumn! So make the most of the beautiful fallen leaves and add some brilliant autumnal colours or spook-tacular Halloween displays to your primary school, nursery, pre-school or childcare setting. How To Enter We have 3 awesome prizes up for grabs and all you have to do is complete the following 3 simple steps: Send your photo of the... Read More