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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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What’s on over half term?

Date: February 14, 2015 Author: Bumpkins Team Categories: Learning Through Play, Things to make and do

Even if you don’t have school age children you’ll probably still be affected by the half term holidays. Groups and classes either stop for the week or are infiltrated by bigger children! The good news is that if you’re working during half term week, the rush hour traffic is usually better! Of course Bumpkins Nursery…

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Rainy Day Activities for Children

Date: January 25, 2015 Author: Bumpkins Team Categories: Learning Through Play, Things to make and do

When the weather outside is frightful, with rain, wind, sleet and snow putting a dampener on your outdoor plans, it’s wise to have some back up ‘rainy day activities’ ready to go. Venturing to indoor soft play, eating out or a trip to the cinema soon get costly. If playing in the garden or at…

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Sending Thank you Cards

Date: January 14, 2015 Author: Bumpkins Team Categories: Learning Through Play, Things to make and do

When the festivities are over, the leftover turkey has been eaten and the Christmas decorations are packed away, there is still one fun part of Christmas remaining. Sending a thank you card or letter from your child for the presents they received is a lovely tradition to keep. Not only does it teach children to…

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10 Christmas Outings in Cambridge with Children

Date: December 5, 2014 Author: Bumpkins Team Categories: Things to make and do

At Bumpkins nursery we’re really getting excited about Christmas! Here are ten ideas for getting your little ones into the festive spirit out and about in the local area… 1) Meet Father Christmas You can see Father Christmas in several locations. Please make sure you check availability in advance to avoid disappointment, and don’t forget your…

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The Recycled Playroom

Date: November 13, 2014 Author: Bumpkins Team Categories: Parents' Tips and Tricks

In a world where branded mass-market toys light-up, sing and pretty much play all by themselves; it is easy to see why making toys for your little one is becoming popular. Not only is it friendly on your bank balance, recycling those unwanted household items into toys is good for the environment too. Less waste, more fun! There is also a huge sense of…

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Spotlight on Attachment

Date: November 3, 2014 Author: Bumpkins Team Categories: Parents' Tips and Tricks

Are those blissful days of leaving your baby asleep in their Moses basket while you pop to make a hot drink long gone? Do you now dread needing to use the bathroom? For many parents, there comes a time when their baby cries each and every time they leave the room. With hindsight this is…

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Focus on Baby Apps

Date: October 21, 2014 Author: Bumpkins Team Categories: Learning Through Play, Parents' Tips and Tricks, Things to make and do

Modern life has never been so busy, our time has never been so in demand and our technology has never been so brilliant! With tablets now becoming a normal part of school life and many apps designed for babies and toddlers, our little ones are destined to be technological whizzes before they are out of…

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Your slow cooker isn't just for main courses!

Your slow cooker could be your best friend – even in warm weather!

Date: September 5, 2014 Author: Bumpkins Team Categories: #TheBumpkinsDifference, Parents' Tips and Tricks

Has your slow cooker been banished to the back of a cupboard? Forgotten about amidst the summer heat? Is it patiently waiting for those cold winter nights before it can star once again on your kitchen worktop, churning out soups, casseroles and Sunday roasts? Think again! Slow cooking is perfect for family life all year…

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Keeping babies cool in the Summer

Date: August 2, 2014 Author: Bumpkins Team Categories: #TheBumpkinsDifference, Parents' Tips and Tricks

Summer is here! Our thoughts naturally turn to fun in the sun, holidays and quality time outdoors. For mums, dads and anyone caring for a child though, the sun is just another item on our never-ending ‘dangers to overcome’ list. So how do we keep our precious babies safe during these hot summer months? Planning…

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