Olympic Activities for Kids to Enjoy at Home

As we approach the beginning of the Olympics, all eyes are on the top athletes from around the world. With a grand total of 339 events across 33 sports, there is something for everyone to enjoy. Whether you are a fan of gymnastics, running or rowing, the opportunity to watch the most talented and disciplined […]

23-07-2021 Keep Reading

Free Garden Activities for Kids when the Sun is Shining

From the swing set to planting some seeds, there are hundreds of cheap and free garden activities for kids to do… Summer is well and truly on its way now the weather has warmed up, and the sun has made an appearance for longer than a day! What’s also on the way is half term […]

10-06-2021 Keep Reading

Is Nursery Good For Babies? An Interview With a Childcare Expert

There are several key factors that determine when a child will start nursery, from a parent’s monetary and career pressures to the developmental needs and stages of the child. However, there is no “right” age for a child to start. Each child can benefit from the caring and supportive environment that nurseries provide, including young […]

21-04-2021 Keep Reading

Nursery Practitioner Insights: Life at Hatching Dragons Westminster

No two days at our nursery are the same! From learning songs to finger-painting, to playing outside, our staff ensure that our children are engaged, having fun and most importantly, developing the skills necessary to grow into happy, well-rounded and capable individuals. Our staff come from a multitude of backgrounds and have varied interests, which […]

09-03-2021 Keep Reading

Chinese New Year Children’s Activities: Fun Ideas to Do at Home

Chinese New Year for us, like many other people around the world, is the highlight of our calendar! Filled with good food, family and quality time! It is when we reflect on everything that has happened in the past year and everything we have to look forward to in the next. It is an opportunity […]

10-02-2021 Keep Reading

Why Sensory Play Is Important

Everyday, we use our five main senses to understand and explore the world around us: touch, sight, smell, hearing and taste. Sensory play includes activities which engage these senses, such as playing with water, sand, play-dough and rice. The range of activities is unlimited in scope and you may find that you are engaging in […]

09-12-2020 Keep Reading

Bonfire Night Recipes: 15 Child-Friendly Options

Bonfire Night, also known as Guy Fawkes Night, takes place annually on the 5th of November in the UK to celebrate the unsuccessful attempt of Guy Fawkes in blowing up Parliament in 1605. Now, people commemorate the historical event by lighting fireworks, playing with sparklers and gathering to see large public bonfires. It is a […]

04-11-2020 Keep Reading

Ideas for Halloween: 5 Fun Activities for Children

Halloween is one of our favourite holidays. It is the perfect excuse for dressing up, eating sweets and being creative! Witches, cats, bats and ghosts adorn everywhere, creating a spooky, yet exciting atmosphere! To help you make the most of this Halloween, we have put together five fun activities to keep you entertained. 1. Pumpkin […]

28-10-2020 Keep Reading

How To Detect Speech Issues in Early Years

As caring parents, we all want what’s best for our little ones especially when it comes to health and education. It’s natural that we’d want to know that our child is developing properly and not experiencing learning difficulties. From the outset, it’s important to remember that children develop at their own rate. Some babies walk […]

22-09-2020 Keep Reading

7 Barely Known Benefits of Soft Toys for Toddlers

Think back to your childhood. We all had a favourite soft toy when we were young, right? Well, as time has gone on there has been some debate as to whether such simple soft toys can be of much benefit to young children. Despite being cute, some people would argue that these are hardly the […]

15-09-2020 Keep Reading