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HuggyBeez @ Juniors!!!

Calling all Parents, Aunts, Uncles, Grannies, Grandpas & Childminders! Family workshops are now open for November bookings!
All Workshop activities are designed for you and your little one to participate in quality time together, meet new people and have fun!
Taking place in Juniors Day Care these events are OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
Workshops include: Arts, Crafts, Music, Stories and Science. We also have special sessions coming up for parents only.

We have special themed workshops and events coming up so stay tuned!

After each fun filled workshop session you and your child can enjoy a little treat for tea!

Each workshop is indicated from a suitable age. 4 week block bookings receive 15% discount on all workshops.

£6 per child. £4 Per sibling. Parents – FREE
Minimum: 6

*Parking is limited so if you are coming as a group we also provide a pick up and drop off service. Contact us for further information!

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Calling all Puddle Parents!

Interesting term isn’t it?

Becoming a parent is a time for trying to figure out what is the best way to parent your child. Is it the way you were brought up? The way your friends and family tell you to? Or is there a book for the perfect parent that we all don’t know about? Either way, it is something we are all trying to figure out.

That is parenting – trial and error. We all need to understand that childhood is the same, we have to allow room for mistakes to happen in order to be able to learn from them and figure out solutions to problems.

A Puddle Parent is a parent that encourage their children to investigate their own thinking, promote creativity and innovation. They emphasise on the learning of Kindness and authenticity, experiences over academic scales and self satisfaction over the praise of others.

Their hope for their child’s future is based on happiness rather than success, regardless of what they end up doing as a career. That they are happy with what they have chosen in life. This doesn’t mean they just leave their child to their own devices, no, it means that they are there to support, advise and assist where they can but ultimately the choice is the child’s.

Like you, no one should be telling you what you should do unless it makes you happy, correct? You know what makes you stressed, you know what makes you unhappy or how others make you feel and vice versa. Only you can decide on whether you want it to continue or not. And I’m pretty sure the next time it happens you know what you should and shouldn’t do about it.

A Child is exactly the same. There are things in life that they will learn that promotes their daily living skills which is essentially supported by parents and everyone who cares for them. Helping them understand cause and effect to understand it fully and learn where they need to. But when it comes to their interests and passions only they can discover it and motivate themselves towards it because it is what they choose to do. All they need is the opportunity to try.

Children will gravitate towards interests that bring them happiness and that they are genuinely interested in. They will try on other things from the people around them to see if it fits them – some will stick some won’t, but at least they have a choice.

They will mess up, they will fail and they will forget things – and that’s ok, we are all human! It’s what they do about it that will build their stepping stones to learning and resilience, help them choose their own path that is not about competition but about life, empathy and the world in which we live in.

If you are a puddle parent and are looking for a 2 – 3yr old programme that might just be perfect for your tiny human contact us for us for a visit or to enrol in Juniors Urban Forest.

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** Toddlers Registration**

Hi Parents!

We have been inundated with registration for our Toddlers group! We don’t jam pack our rooms with kids – which I am sure you appreciate – We like to maintain small groups in our rooms to ensure that there is plenty of Adult: Child interaction which is why we have had to slow down our intake.

We are now currently taking in children who’s DOB falls between DEC 17 and MAR 18.

In February this year we will be looking towards the children’s whose DOB falls in between MAR 18 and JUN 18.

We apologise for any inconvenience but to ensure the capacity of our rooms and ratios are maintained to our high standard we cannot waiver on this.

We operate on a first come first served basis with our current customers at first refusal. As much as we would love to take in everyone, we can’t 🙁 We understand that can be difficult for Parents, we really do. However, to ensure our standards maintained we must put these registration lines in place.

We appreciate your support and co-operation.  

If you have any questions and would like to register your interest please download the Expression of Interest Form so we can keep you in the loop.

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Preschool: Decisions, Decisions…

If we asked you what was your fondest memory when  you were younger it more than likely involved one of the following:

*an interaction with someone you loved or has inspired you,
*an experience that you embraced every second of,
*or an event that enthralled you completely.

Even now, thinking about it you can still smell the smells, feel the feels and remember every detail about that experience. (Isn’t the brain is a wonderful, wonderful thing.) Your ability to recall it so clearly because of the feeling it gave you is still there.

(Like remembering the words to a song but not what you did yesterday? We hear ya!)

This is because it was something you were so involved in that you absorbed every little bit that it has now become a firm imprint in your memory bringing a warm sense of joy  each time you relive it. 

This memory sparked something in you to become a part of your perception on life – be it your ethics, values, principles, morals whatever it is it, it has become a part of you. 
This is the bases of learning, these are types of opportunities that spark children’s learning  capabilities into drive for academics in life – this is Varsity. 

Being an urban setting does not restrict our exploration of learning environments. We go on ventures everyday to discover the depths of nature, daily living, our community and local businesses, so children can explore an idea about real topics thoroughly.

We investigate each observation, discussion or topic the children bring to us and it is our job to support their learning in what has tweaked their interests – not our, theirs!

You see, the process of learning involves making connections and relationships between feelings, ideas, words and actions. As we follow an emergent curriculum it takes upon the delivery of learning based on the children and community. We are inspired by Highscope and Reggio Emilia where we have tailored a bespoke programme for it to effectively apply life long learning skills and encourage the love for academic learning in later life.

From getting their groceries to happiness lessons, the Varsity children revel in delight every day because this is their programme, their time, their learning and nothing makes us prouder than the fantastic feedback of how these children have grown as individuals ready to take on the next step of their learning.

To find out more about enrolment we would be delighted for you to join us for an Afternoon Tea Party – hosted by the Varsity team, children and their families on Saturday 19th January from 1pm – 3pm.

#LetsChangeTheFuture

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