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Water play for babies

Date: June 16, 2014 Author: Bumpkins Team Categories: #TheBumpkinsDifference, Parents' Tips and Tricks, Things to make and do

If water isn’t on your list of regular baby and toddler activities then you are missing out on something amazing. Free, fun and fantastically versatile, water can draw out chuckles from even the tiniest of tots. Most water activities can be adapted to suit all stages; great if you have more than one child at…

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Rainy Day Activities

Date: May 25, 2014 Author: Bumpkins Team Categories: Parents' Tips and Tricks, Things to make and do

Finding activities to keep your children occupied during the holiday when the ‘Great British Weather‘ strikes (think torrential rain, and snow in June!) can be a seriously draining experience. The combination of boredom and cabin fever can make even the most well-behaved children turn into screaming monsters and trying to placate them is enough to…

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Things to do with a baby and an older child

Date: May 21, 2014 Author: Bumpkins Team Categories: #TheBumpkinsDifference, Things to make and do

Things to do with a baby and an older child Having your first baby is an amazing experience and most parents find themselves able to be completely baby­-centric as they only have one child on which to focus. However, when you have your second child, it’s not so simple and you’ll find yourself having to…

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Are You Getting Seven-a-Day?

Date: April 10, 2014 Author: Bumpkins Team Categories: Food Fun, Parents' Tips and Tricks

Tips on How to Eat Seven-A-Day I’m sure you’ve read that the latest government guidelines for healthy eating state that we should eat seven portions of fruit and vegetables every day. If this seems like a difficult task to incorporate these into your diet, we’ve put together our favourite “secretly good” recipes to help you…

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Michaela discusses opening hours

Date: February 26, 2014 Author: Bumpkins Team Categories: #TheBumpkinsDifference, Parents' Tips and Tricks

The Education Minister, Liz Truss would like school nurseries to open from 8 am – 6 pm. Michaela gives her views on this suggestion. “At Bumpkins we start our day at 7.30 am and we don’t close our doors till 6.30 pm, so I would like to think Liz Truss would be very happy with…

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Things to Make and Do: Six Spring Messy Play Ideas

Date: February 22, 2014 Author: Bumpkins Team Categories: #TheBumpkinsDifference, Learning Through Play, Things to make and do

Messy play might not be everyone’s idea of a good time because, as the name suggests, it is inherently very messy! But toddlers and babies love it and it is great fun, once you get into the swing of it. It’s also fantastic for their cognitive development and developing those fine motor skills. Touching, feeling…

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10 Valentine’s Day Crafts for Toddlers

Date: February 12, 2014 Author: Bumpkins Team Categories: Learning Through Play, Things to make and do

Valentine’s Day Crafts to Enjoy With Your Toddler Valentine’s Day is a great excuse to get out the boxes of bits and bobs and start crafting with your children! Here are some lovely ideas to keep you inspired! Baking is always lots of fun; children love getting their hands dirty and there’s nothing quite like…

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Bumpkins Nursery gets 5 out of 5 again – for our food!

Date: December 13, 2013 Author: Bumpkins Team Categories: Bumpkins News, Food Fun, paperwork and official stuff

We are really pleased to let you all know that we had an unannounced, drop in visit from the Environmental Health team, right in the middle of tea time – and we retained our 5 star food hygiene rating :)) We’re very proud of our food and our standards at Bumpkins, so the independent, and…

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10 Christmas Crafts for Toddlers

Date: November 26, 2013 Author: Bumpkins Team Categories: Learning Through Play, Things to make and do

Christmas Crafts for Toddlers Here are our Bumpkins suggestions for some simple Christmas crafts to enjoy with your toddler   Now it’s time the trees are popping up in the shops (and some keen houses) let the creative juices flow and get the children interested in Christmas by crafting.   

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The First Days At Nursery

Date: November 21, 2013 Author: Bumpkins Team Categories: #TheBumpkinsDifference, Parents' Tips and Tricks

First Days at Nursery This is a guest post from a mummy who has recently settled her child into our nursery. Leaving your child at nursery for that first day can be really nerve wracking for many parents. You may have spent a full 12 months with your child and that feeling of handing them…

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