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The Importance of Creative Arts in Early Childhood Development

There has been much debate about the incorporation of creative arts in Early Years programmes. Friedrich Froebel, the father and founder of Kindergarten, believed that young children should be given the freedom to make their own art, as well as enjoy the art of others. In a world that is progressively more and more product […]

What to Pack in your Preschoolers Lunchbox?

Keeping meals exciting and nutritious for preschoolers can sometimes be a challenge. Healthy lunches and snacks are crucial for active children and it is so important to offer children with healthy lunchbox choices. So, the question remains – What should you pack in your preschooler’s lunchbox? Appeal to your child’s taste buds by providing them […]

Supporting ‘Determined’ Children – Special Education Needs

Taking your child to a nursery setting can be a dauting and worrying thought for any parent. Your child maybe different and have signs of special educational needs. Welcoming all children to a nursery setting isn’t always possible but it shouldn’t be impossible. You may ask yourself lots of questions before you approach the idea […]

Teaching your Child a Second Language

In our increasingly international world and with cosmopolitan cities on the rise, parents are beginning to realize the importance of their children speaking more than one language. Implementing a foreign language programme is globally becoming a prominent topic on the Early Years agenda, as nurseries and primary school settings are beginning to implement foreign languages […]

The EYFS Explained

There are so many nursery curriculums available including Montessori, Reggio Emillia, Steiner and the well known British EYFS Curriculum. A large number of nurseries in Abu Dhabi use the British EYFS Framework Curriculum as the foundation to deliver their curriculum. Therefore understanding the what nursery or preschool to send your child can be a mine […]

Top Tips for Selecting a Preschool For Your Child

Top Tips on Selecting a Preschool for your Child The key to selecting the best preschool depends on what you want your child to learn and experience during their early years. With so many childcare options in Abu Dhabi, the decision can become overwhelming. Here is all you need to know on how to select […]

The Bedtime Battle – The Baby Edition

Getting adequate sleep is essential for your infant. At a young age, your baby’s mind needs sleep and rest in order to develop. Sleep needs for babies vary according to their age. While newborns spend much of their time sleeping, their sleep is in short segments. After 3 months, a baby’s sleep schedule becomes more […]

Bedtime Battles – Toddler and Preschool Routines

  The Bedtime Battle – The Toddler and Pre-Schooler Edition Bedtime can easily become one the most dreadful parts of the day, for both parents and children alike. Being told to go to bed or preparing for bedtime can sound like a punishment and children often react by crying or throwing a tantrum. Adequate sleep […]

Establishing Routines in Young Children

Usually when the school year comes to an end, so does the routine for many children and families. As our academic year draws close to the finish line, it is our responsibility to ensure that our children continue to have some structure in their day to day schedule. Why? Simply because, children feel most secure […]

The Impact of Smartphone/Tablets on Early Year’s Children

Sometime fighting every day wars and challenges are more comfortable than switching places with the parent of a toddler. Children aged 2-4 years are all demanding and all consuming. They need constant attention and as a dedicated parent we service their needs 24/7. It is during this time that children are at their maximum mental […]