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What Is a Schema?

June 13, 2024

What is a schema?

Schemas are repetitive patterns of behavior or thought that children (and adults) use to make sense of the world and develop understanding. They help all of us organise and process our thoughts and feelings. They help us to think. As we get older – our schemas do not go away, they just get more and more sophisticated.

Tracy Hutchison

Tracy Hutchison

Loose Parts

May 16, 2024

Loose Parts

Have you ever bought your child a toy and they have spent more time playing with the box than what was inside it? Have you ever collected stones and used them as jewels, coins or treasure? If you have, then you’ve already experienced loose parts. Loose parts play is essentially using open ended objects to enhance natural curiosity and imagination in play.

Kimberley Townshend

Kimberley Townshend

Heuristic Play

May 1, 2024

Heuristic Play

Babies and children learn best when using all five senses. Heuristic play is a child-led play where one or more children play with different objects and move around, often moving the objects with them.

Tracy Hutchison

Tracy Hutchison

Treasure Baskets for Infant Development

April 17, 2024

Treasure Baskets for Infant Development

Treasure baskets, devised by educational psychologist Elinor Goldschmied, offer infants aged 6 months and older a sensory-rich learning experience with everyday objects, fostering neural development through exploration, play, and interaction, while also enhancing fine motor skills, concentration, confidence, and decision-making abilities.

Tracy Hutchison

Tracy Hutchison

Understanding Play

April 3, 2024

Understanding Play

Explore the transformative role of play in learning and development, guided by the pioneering theories of Piaget, Vygotsky, and Montessori.

Tracy Hutchison

Tracy Hutchison

Early Years Funding – What You Should Know

March 25, 2024

Early Years funding – What you should know

Understanding Early Years funding: eligibility, application, and challenges in childcare provision.

Tracy Hutchison

Tracy Hutchison

Does Your Work Improve Your Life?

January 24, 2024

Does your work improve your life?

Discover the keys to achieving a fulfilling work-life balance in our latest blog article, where we explore practical strategies for enhancing well-being in the post-COVID world.

Tracy Hutchison

Tracy Hutchison

Beach Babies Approach to Undesired Behaviours

October 26, 2023

Beach Babies Approach to Undesired Behaviours

As a setting we are often asked how we support children with undesired or tricky behaviours. Today, we share some of our strategies that are open ended and are embedded in our practice.

Kimberly Brightley

Kimberly Brightley

Making the Most of the Long Summer Break

July 28, 2023

Making The Most of The Long Summer Break

Explore a blend of imaginative, educational, and entertaining activities to keep your children engaged during the lengthy summer holidays while nurturing their creativity and independence.

Tracy Hutchison

Tracy Hutchison

From Super Nanny to Nursery Founder

June 12, 2023

From Super Nanny to Nursery Founder

Beach Babies: Nurturing Children, Empowering Communities, and Ensuring a Sustainable Future.

Tracy Hutchison

Tracy Hutchison

The Cost of Childcare

April 28, 2023

The cost of childcare

Childcare has made it to the top of the agenda. It was the headline in March’s budget, and even has articles in the Economist.

Tracy Hutchison

Tracy Hutchison

Talking to Children About Death

April 17, 2023

Talking to children about death

We discuss the importance of talking to children about death and provide tips on how to do so, such as using clear language and encouraging questions.

Tracy Hutchison

Tracy Hutchison

The Importance of Tooth Brushing

January 9, 2023

The importance of tooth brushing

We take a closer look at tooth brushing and explore why it’s something to be passionate about from an early age.

Kimberly Brightley

Kimberly Brightley

What Does It Take to Be Outstanding?

November 29, 2022

What does it take to be Outstanding?

Beach Babies in Wilburton has recently been awarded Outstanding by Ofsted.

Tracy Hutchison

Tracy Hutchison

Deferring School Entry

October 17, 2022

Deferring school entry

This is the time of year that many parents now face the prospect of their child starting school next year. It may be a positive and exciting prospect for some but for many, it raises worries and concerns.

Tracy Hutchison

Tracy Hutchison

Why Beach Babies Pays the Real Living Wage

September 26, 2022

Why Beach Babies pays the Real Living Wage

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 that they interact with.

Tracy Hutchison

Tracy Hutchison

The EYFS Is Changing. Part 4: I Know How to Stay Healthy and Well

May 6, 2022

I know how to stay healthy and well

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 that they interact with.

Tracy Hutchison

Tracy Hutchison

Early Years Funding – What You Should Know

April 1, 2022

Early Years funding – what you should know

Understanding Early Years funding: eligibility, application, and challenges in childcare provision.

Tracy Hutchison

Tracy Hutchison

The EYFS Is Changing Part 3: Valuing Self and Others

January 9, 2022

Valuing Self and Others

We reflect on the values and ethos at the heart of our Beach Babies family.

Carolyn Evans

Carolyn Evans

The EYFS Is Changing  Part 2: Community Engagement at Beach Babies

December 31, 2021

Community Engagement at Beach Babies

Kimberley Brightley, Manager

Kimberley Brightley, Manager

The EYFS Is Changing Part 1: I Know How to Care for the World I Live In.

November 23, 2021

I know how to care for the world I live in

Emma Morrice, Teacher

Emma Morrice, Teacher

The EYFS Is Changing Introduction: What Will This Look Like at Beach Babies?

October 18, 2021

What will this look like at Beach Babies?

Tracy Hutchison

Tracy Hutchison

We Have a New Website but Why?

October 5, 2021

We have a new website but why?

Tracy Hutchison

Tracy Hutchison

When Taking Small Opportunities Leads to the Discovery of a Passion

February 2, 2021

When taking small opportunities leads to the discovery of a passion

Tracy Hutchison

Tracy Hutchison

Things to Do Before You Start School

September 3, 2020

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 their 50 things to do before you’re 11 & 3/4s.

Tracy Hutchison

Tracy Hutchison

Returning to Nursery

June 2, 2020

Returning back to nursery

Tracy Hutchison

Tracy Hutchison

Home-Schooling or Not?

April 6, 2020

Home-schooling or not?

Tracy Hutchison

Tracy Hutchison

Starting School — The Parent Survival Guide

August 1, 2018

Starting School — The Parent Survival Guide

Tracy Hutchison

Tracy Hutchison

Saving Tax on Childcare Fees

July 19, 2018

Saving tax on Childcare Fees

Tracy Hutchison

Tracy Hutchison

The Beach Babies Orchard

July 3, 2018

The Beach Babies Orchard

Tracy Hutchison

Tracy Hutchison

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