How to Encourage Speech and Language Development

August 20, 2019

We know that early verbal communication with children is vital – it helps prepare them for social interactions, promoting both their self-esteem and mental health, and knowing more words encourages confidence and a sense of assurance. The new Ofsted Inspection

New Adventures

July 16, 2019

As the end of July is looming and the weather is getting that bit warmer, we know many of our children and parents are preparing for their next big adventure – school! This can be an unsettling but exciting, nervous

Schemas and Patterns of Play

June 24, 2019

We all know how much young children love to play! However, we often underestimate how important play is to their basic learning. We frequently see children showing repetitive behaviour in their play, which we call ‘schematic play’ – schematic play

Mental Health Awareness Week

May 16, 2019
Mental-Health-Awareness Week
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There has been plenty of information in the news and social media about how this week is Mental Health Awareness Week and it is wonderful that we have such an open opportunity to discuss the importance of our mental health

Storal Learning Manager Away Day 2019

May 8, 2019

At the end of April, our Nursery Managers and team from Central Support gathered in Birmingham for our very first Manager Away Day. After rapidly growing from 6 to 16 nurseries in the last 12 months, these 2 days were