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May 6, 2022
By Tracy Hutchison
The EYFS is changing. Part 4

I know how to stay healthy and well

What a goal to have for ourselves and for our children! Learning how to take care of yourself is one of our 4 major curriculum themes. Of these, this is arguably the most important. Without it, a person is not able to focus on the world and community …

Children Nursery - Inspired Outdoor Play
January 9, 2022
By Carolyn Evans, Senior Manager
The EYFS is changing Part 3

Valuing Self and Others

Since establishing Beach Babies over 16 years ago, the children in our care continue to be at the centre of all the decisions that we make. We have always strived to provide a homely, welcoming environment where children feel safe and cared for. As the …

Children Nursery - Inspired Outdoor Play
December 31, 2021
By Kimberley Brightley, Manager
The EYFS is changing Part 2

Community Engagement at Beach Babies

When the word ‘community’ is used in early years settings, often the first thing to come to mind is going on outings. Be it to the local park, postbox or even for a walk in the village. For us at Beach Babies, community means so much more than just going …

Children Nursery - Inspired Outdoor Play
November 23, 2021
By Emma Morrice, Teacher
The EYFS is changing Part 1

I know how to care for the world I live in

We at Beach Babies have always believed that children in our care are supported by us, allowing them to ‘grow up naturally’. We believe that a child who is enabled to grow up in a natural environment, who are themselves nurtured, and who experience the …

Children Nursery - Inspired Outdoor Play
October 18, 2021
By Tracy Hutchison
The EYFS is changing Introduction

What will this look like at Beach Babies?

In 2008 The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) was made statutory for settings to follow. Its purpose was to provide children with consistent high-quality care within an inviting environment whilst keeping them safe and healthy. It gave settings clear …

Children Nursery - Inspired Outdoor Play
October 5, 2021
By Tracy Hutchison

We have a new website but why?

The old one gave the basic information new families wanted, such as what age children we care for, when we are open and a feel for what we offer through the photos.

The previous one had been around for a decade, the children pictured on it have grown …

Children Nursery - Inspired Outdoor Play
February 2, 2021
By Tracy Hutchison

When taking small opportunities leads to the discovery of a passion

At Beach Babies we know that without our wonderful staff, we wouldn’t be where we are today. They are bright, passionate and full of the wonderful energy that brings smiles to the children’s faces each and every day.

Not all of our Nursery Practitioners …

Children Nursery - Inspired Outdoor Play
September 3, 2020
By Tracy Hutchison

Things to do before you start school

The years before formal school are the time in your children’s lives when you can have the most influence. Set them free and encourage some healthy habits by focusing on doing these simple things. Full credit for the idea goes to the National Trust and …

Children Nursery - Inspired Outdoor Play
June 2, 2020
By Tracy Hutchison

Returning back to nursery

I have seen many scary reports from primary schools who reopened on 1st June. Each school has to apply the government’s guidance in a way that suits them and their setting. However, some news reports seem to feature schools that have implemented measures …

Children Nursery - Inspired Outdoor Play
April 6, 2020
By Tracy Hutchison

Home-schooling or not?

Nowadays my social media feed features home-schooling as much as anything else. It features parents sharing great ideas, it features daily plans and people sharing resources. AND it features parents telling us how hard they are finding it, especially if …

Children Nursery - Inspired Outdoor Play
August 1, 2018
By Tracy Hutchison

Starting School — The Parent Survival Guide

It’s completely normal for you to be anxious about how your child will cope when they start school, and for your child to be unsure about it as well. No matter how well you can act, even Nicole Kidman or Jonny Depp would find it hard to pretend that …

Children Nursery - Inspired Outdoor Play
July 19, 2018
By Tracy Hutchison

Saving tax on Childcare Fees

There are currently two ways of saving tax when it comes to childcare fees; the childcare vouchers scheme is being phased out and the current plan is to close it to new entrants from September 2018.

The best scheme for you depends on your circumstances …

Children Nursery - Inspired Outdoor Play
July 3, 2018
By Tracy Hutchison

The Beach Babies Orchard

The Orchard at Landbeach is a special place where we take the toddler and preschool children everyday. Much of our inspiration behind this is the Forest School practices of the Scandinavian countries.

In this area they can experience a much wilder …