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Keep On Moving

Date: September 3, 2018 Author: Bumpkins Office Categories: Parents' Tips and Tricks, Toddler Tips

Keep Moving An increasing amount of emphasis is being placed on the importance of leading active and healthy lifestyles. It is so important that children are encouraged to exercise and keep healthy from a young age. Here are some great ways to help offer your children a more healthy and active lifestyle and keep moving….

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Baby Teething

Date: May 4, 2018 Author: Bumpkins Office Categories: Parents' Tips and Tricks, Toddler Tips

Baby Teething  Most babies start teething at around six months old. You may notice that your baby’s gum is sore and red where the tooth is coming through. If you are worried about any baby teething behaviour that is out of character then consult your GP. 1) Teething rings:- These give your baby something to…

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A Great Night’s Sleep for Children

Date: February 26, 2018 Author: Bumpkins Office Categories: Parents' Tips and Tricks, Toddler Tips

A GREAT NIGHT’S SLEEP FOR CHILDREN When your child hasn’t slept well, they don’t quite seem like themselves.  Their concentration is reduced and this has a huge impact on their ability to learn and have fun. Therefore it’s important that children do get the sleep they need. Our Sleep for Children tips will help you…

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Get Creative

Date: January 8, 2018 Author: Bumpkins Office Categories: Parents' Tips and Tricks, Toddler Tips

Get Creative: how can you encourage your children to develop creativity? To get creative with your child, encourage their interests and play styles.  Children make sense of the world by acting out familiar scenes around them. Encourage such play, whatever your child’s play style or interest because it’s an important part of learning. Let them…

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Making Bath Times Fun

Date: February 15, 2017 Author: Bumpkins Team Categories: Parents' Tips and Tricks, Toddler Tips

Making Bath Times Fun The bath tub can be a great playground for watery adventures. Here are our suggestions for upping the fun factor at bath times! Use a bath time song to create a special bath time routine, which will make bathing easier for your child. Turn bath time into play time. Simple toys…

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Eating Out

Date: December 14, 2016 Author: Bumpkins Team Categories: Parents' Tips and Tricks, Toddler Tips

Eating Out Our handy tips will help make sure that you are not relegated to the kitchen and you do enjoy your meals out with small children in tow. 1) Do your research – try to find family friendly restaurants. 2) Try eating in shifts – one parent can eat whilst the other entertains. 3) Avoid…

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My Road to School

Date: July 13, 2016 Author: Bumpkins Team Categories: #TheBumpkinsDifference, Learning Through Play, Parents' Tips and Tricks, Pre School

My Road to School – Helping you to prepare your child for school Our pre-schoolers enjoy following “My Road to School”, our own version of the Government-supported initiative which helps prepare children in readiness for starting at school. All three and four year olds are entitled to Government-funded places, up to 15 hours during term time or the…

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7 ways a nursery can help when you have a new baby.

Date: April 29, 2015 Author: Bumpkins Team Categories: #TheBumpkinsDifference, Parents' Tips and Tricks

When you have a new baby, you might feel like you should keep your older child at home with you. Indeed it is lovely to spend time as a whole family but letting your toddler or pre-schooler spend time in a nursery when they have a new baby brother or sister is a great idea….

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Children and animals

Children and Animals – staying safe.

Date: March 31, 2015 Author: Bumpkins Team Categories: #TheBumpkinsDifference, Parents' Tips and Tricks

At Bumpkins Nursery we think that children and animals can go together beautifully. However, it’s important to teach children animal safety from a very young age. Keeping animals as pets is a lovely way to encourage affection, companionship and fun for your child. The loving relationship children develop with a pet will become a wonderful…

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Family First Aid

Date: February 24, 2015 Author: Bumpkins Team Categories: Parents' Tips and Tricks

Whether you are expecting, have just had your first baby or have lots of children already, it’s always a good time to learn about family first aid. Even if you have done a course in the past, the information and advice is constantly being updated so refreshing your knowledge regularly is a must. Knowing what…

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