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Is 5 too young to start school?

November 2019

Although accepted as the normal protocol across the United Kingdom, children starting school at 5 years old is actually quite unusual. The most common age to start school across the world is at age 6. So why the differences and what are the effects? With most issues in childcare and education the answer is a bit more complicated than a yes or no. It very much depends on what school and what children. Here we explore these issues in more detail to help parents understand this widely discussed question.

November 2019

Although accepted as the normal protocol across the United Kingdom, children starting school at 5 years old is actually quite unusual. The most common age to start school across the world is at age 6. So why the differences and what are the effects? With most issues in childcare and education the answer is a bit more complicated than a yes or no. It very much depends on what school and what children. Here we explore these issues in more detail to help parents understand this widely discussed question.

Posted in categories: Parenting, Play and Learning

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Bringing a nursery model into the infant classroom

September 2019

When I walked into the ‘one-ery’ (a play on the words year ‘one’ and ‘nursery’) at South Morningside, I wasn’t quite sure what to expect. Many educational professionals had been talking widely about its innovative approach to play-based learning in the first years of school, but how that would fit into an educational system seeking specific learning outcomes was unclear. We were impressed.

September 2019

When I walked into the ‘one-ery’ (a play on the words year ‘one’ and ‘nursery’) at South Morningside, I wasn’t quite sure what to expect. Many educational professionals had been talking widely about its innovative approach to play-based learning in the first years of school, but how that would fit into an educational system seeking specific learning outcomes was unclear. We were impressed.

Posted in categories: Nursery News, Play and Learning, Scotland

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Parenting tips for raising happy children

August 2019

We all want our kids to be happy, that much is universal. And not just now but in the future too. However, the pressures of modern life make it sometimes seem impossible, perhaps not because we don’t think about it enough; but actually because we think about it too much. You often hear the term who’s going to entertain the kids? like we’re some kind of act to keep children amused. The perpetual social media bragging from other parents, who are away on some fun-packed adventure again, also doesn’t help does it? But what is it that really nurtures happy children?

August 2019

We all want our kids to be happy, that much is universal. And not just now but in the future too. However, the pressures of modern life make it sometimes seem impossible, perhaps not because we don’t think about it enough; but actually because we think about it too much. You often hear the term who’s going to entertain the kids? like we’re some kind of act to keep children amused. The perpetual social media bragging from other parents, who are away on some fun-packed adventure again, also doesn’t help does it? But what is it that really nurtures happy children?

Posted in categories: Children's Health, Parenting