Tag: early years

Beaumont House recognised in local and national awards

It has been a really good month at Beaumont House, as we were recognised as ‘Business Start up of the Year’ by the Richmond Business Awards. This award was collected by Eve Aitchison, Nursery Manager and she said, ‘We are thrilled with this award, which recognises the team work which has gone in to an… Read more »

Should we be encouraging ‘screen time’ for our little ones?

Yesterday I was at the NDNA conference in Coventry and it was an excellent opportunity to hear updates on what is going on in the Early Years sector and to share best practice with many in our industry. One of the seminars was by Dr Sam Wass from Cambridge who is one of the experts… Read more »

Mandarin lessons at Beaumont House

We are so pleased to be working with Dragons, a Chinese specialist teaching organisation who work with children from 3 to 18, bringing them Mandarin language and Chinese culture in a fun and educational way. Here at Beaumont House, we have a lesson every Wednesday morning with Jolene, who introduces the children to Mandarin vocabulary… Read more »

The power of physical play

Physical Literacy At Beaumont House Day Nursery we are very aware that children learn with their bodies (physical literacy) as much as they do with their minds, so our environments are set up to allow maximum movement and use of different physical skills. In the Baby Room, the slide and climbing frame is always available… Read more »

Our garden is open!

We are really pleased that our garden has just been finished and the grass is now good to walk on. We’ve already been outside several times, both for picnic teas and also to have some games, including a great session with our parachute. We make sure the children get outside as much as possible, so… Read more »

Why water play is wonderful!

All children are fascinated by water and you only have to see how much time children spend ‘washing’ their hands given half the chance, to realise that flooding the bathroom is all part of the learning experience! We have water play experience both inside and outside at nursery and are always looking for new oppportunities… Read more »

Childcare Choices unveiled by the Government

  Today the Government finally published it’s new website to inform parents of the various options that are available to support them with the costs of childcare. Various updates have been circulated to early years providers, so here is one to share with you all from http://www.foundationyears.org.uk “Childcare Choices, the cross-government childcare brand and campaign… Read more »

Many of us are familiar with the expression ‘baby brain’, but scientists have proved that not only does it exist, but that it can actually be beneficial for new mums. If you’ve had a crazy Christmas and feel that you are struggling a bit to remember things either during pregnancy or after the birth of… Read more »

Children develop faster with working mothers

It was interesting to wake up to a very positive article on the benefits of nursery education for young children this morning. Usually the press adds to the guilt of working mothers, suggesting that there is no substitute for children to being at home with their mother or father, rather than in any type¬†of daycare…. Read more »