This is a really interesting story in today’s news. Here at Aston Childcare, as well as adult led play, I ensure the children have lots of free unstructured play time.
Do you think children spend enough time ‘just’ playing?
As childminders we do our best to ensure a child is school ready for when they enter their reception year. Part of our job is to read to our mindees, ensure lots of mark making materials are readily available, monitor their pencil grasp and ensure they can follow instructions and routines.
These formative years shape a child’s future and it is imperative that we give children the opportunities they need and deserve.
This is great news and long overdue.
My sons had his flu spray, will your child be having one?
I may have to re-think our use of glitter after reading this story in the news today! –
I am signed up to the new tax-free childcare scheme but have also signed the petition to keep childcare vouchers open beyond April 2018. The petition has reached more than 100,000 signatures and therefore Parliament will debate the petition on 15 January 2018.
What does the new scheme mean for you, are you pleased or not?