Below are some interesting articles we thought you may be interested in.  At Apricot nursery we want all families to be informed as much as possible

Father’s Day Breakfast

For Father's Day we invited father's and grandfathers to join us for breakfast and to take part in some creative activities. It was lovely to see the father's playing alongside their children and enjoying some quality time together.  A big thanks to all the dads and...

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Past, present and future – Topic for this term

At Apricot nursery our theme this term is Past, present and future. In the pre-school room, we decided to look at animals as the children currently have an interest in dinosaurs and farm animals. We created different environments for the two types of animals in the...

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Children develop faster at nurseries than staying at home

Children with working mothers and fathers develop faster than those whose parents stay at home to look after their child, a new study has found. The social and everyday skills developed by those attending a nursery have been found to be better than children that stay...

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Preparing your child for nursery

Regardless of which nursery you choose to take your child to, the days and weeks leading up to the start date can be daunting for both children and parents (especially new parents). However, there are some thing that can be done before your little one starts to settle...

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Number of pre-school children with own tablet increases

New research has found that nearly half of three and four-year-olds have their own tablet device to use. The research, conducted by Childwise, found that the majority of children this age are competent technology users and can open apps, adjust volume, turn devices on...

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Young children are exceeding daily sugar amounts

Children aged between four and ten are consuming twice as much sugar as recommended, a new survey has revealed. The National Diet and Nutritional Survey, funded by Public Health England (PHE) and the UK Foods Standard Agency, found that children are also not eating...

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Stepping from nursery to primary school

Children may find the move from nursery to primary school one that is both exciting and daunting – the parents do too! However, a solid pre-school education can ensure a smooth transition for your child. At any stage of anyone’s life, a change of environment can be...

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Have you got baby name remorse?

It has been found that one in five mothers feel regret towards their choice of baby name and would pick another name if they could. According to the survey the most regretted were Charlotte, Amelia, Anne, Daniel, Jacob, James and Thomas. As well as being regretted,...

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Number of pre-school children with own tablet increases

New research has found that nearly half of three and four year olds have their own tablet device to use. The research, conducted by Childwise, found that the majority of children this age are competent technology users and can open apps, adjust volume, turn devices on...

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Tips for parents looking for a nursery

It can be a daunting experience for parents – especially new ones – not only coming to terms with how to look after a child, but knowing what educational path to set them on. So, mums and dads, listen up. Here is a detailed list of things to think about when choosing...

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Is your child a fussy eater?

There’s nothing more stressful than a child who is reluctant to eat at meal times. If this is a problem in your household, we’ve put together a few solutions to encourage your child to quit the habit:. Colour Having bright colours on your child’s plate will make the...

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