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Is competition amongst children healthy?

Posted in: Blog | June 24, 2018

None of us likes to lose. It can make us feel; sad,unhappy, miserable, dent our self-confidence, feel angry and a failure. Children feel these things even more intensely than adults. However, we are all, at some stage in our lives, going to lose at a competition, or fail at a…

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Does it benefit small children to be multi- lingual?

Posted in: Blog | May 24, 2018

In October 2014, the Daily Telegraph covered an article on European children’s ability to converse fluently in English. It stated that research findings indicate that it is incredibly beneficial for children to be introduced to foreign languages by the age of three years.  ‘Longitudinal studies by Harvard University, confirm that…

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Why choose Tiny Toes for your baby

Posted in: Blog | April 24, 2018

The most important person in your life, is your baby. The most important person in our Baby Room, is your baby! Under the leadership of our outstanding Baby Room Manager, Kate, our highly trained, caring, child-centred staff, flourish. Kate has a real desire to do the very best, not only for the babies in…

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The importance of teaching listening skills.

Posted in: Blog | February 2, 2018

In 2012, Michael B. Gilbert published an article entitled, ‘I know you can hear me, but are you listening?’ In it, he suggests that, ‘ listening as a language skill is widely required in instructional settings at every level.’ In other words; in order to communicate effectively, to retain the maximum…

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Christmas Cards 2017

Posted in: Blog | December 23, 2017

                   

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December Newsletter 2017

Posted in: Blog | December 2, 2017

We have had a fantastic time this month. Everything has been festive, and fun! Even the weather helped, snow in December is always a bonus! The children have, of course, become more excited with each passing day. Apologies if they have been more tired than usual in the evenings, but…

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Winter Newsletter

Posted in: Blog | December 2, 2017

  What an amazing Autumn term we have had !  We began by welcoming lots of new children, and some new staff, and ended it by all of us boarding the ‘ Santa Train!’ The children began the term learning about, ‘People who help us.’ Across the setting, songs about helpers…

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December Blog

Posted in: Blog | December 2, 2017

What an amazing Autumn term we have had !  We began by welcoming lots of new children, and some new staff, and ended it by all of us boarding the ‘ Santa Train!’ The children began the term learning about, ‘People who help us.’ Across the setting, songs about helpers rang…

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The importance of circle-time throughout the nursery.

Posted in: Blog | November 2, 2017

The importance of circle-time throughout the nursery. It could be argued that King Arthur invented the very first circle-time! He chose a round table to engender feelings of equality amongst his Knights, during meetings and planning sessions. Circle-time for us, serves much the same purpose- to show the children that…

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October Newsletter

Posted in: Blog | October 2, 2017

  October- longer nights, shorter days. Dark, often gloomy, grey skies, cold, wet weather. No one wants to do much, except curl up and think of summer.  Not in preschool! We continue to make the days happy, bright and  full of adventure!  This month we have had great fun learning about…

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SUBSIDISED GOVERNMENT NURSERY PLACES

Childcare subsidy for 2, 3 and 4 year olds is available for either 15 or 30 hours per week over 38 weeks per year. At Tiny Toes we spread this subsidy £201.40 per month or £402.80 per month, over 12 months.