Where did your Calendar Resource go?

Remember our Calendar and Activity Resource that we used to release on a monthly basis? We have decided to bring it back - however, we will now be publishing it on our sister company's website Foundation Focus - don't worry it's still free to download! We want this resource to be the best it can be so that when it comes to planning your monthly activities it is as easy and stress-free as possible. We are planning to publish the whole … [Read more...]

It’s Christmas 2016!

It is the season for some easy Christmas crafts for children. Are you ready to get creative this holiday season? What do you think of when you think Christmas? Santa? The Christmas tree? Decorations? These are all things that come to my mind… and I’m positive that’s what children are thinking about (beyond presents!) when they think of Christmas. So what’s the best way to get them excited about Christmas (as if that’s needed….)?! Do some … [Read more...]

Novembers Excitement

November, best known as Movember, is already upon us - which can only mean, it's nearly Christmas! The office is currently divided by those who are wanting to get the decorations out on November 1st and those who are waiting til 24th December ... if at all. But, there is still a lot of interesting days to take place before the big day such as Bonfire Night, Origami Day, Remembrance Sunday and St Andrews Day (to name a few happening this … [Read more...]

Halloween Creations

With Halloween just around the corner and Half-Term now upon us, you may be wondering what sort of spooky activities you can get up to with the children. Here's just a few of my favourite Halloween Creations. I've always loved the idea of sensory bags, even the nurseries I've visited have a wide variety of themes, Googly Eye's seems a must for this time of year! Colours can be changed and you could even add extra little bits, an inexpensive … [Read more...]

ADHD Awareness Month!

This month is ADHD awareness month, you can find out more about ADHD on the official website! We've developed and calendared a short ADHD Awareness course on Thursday 27th October for only £15. You can find out more information here. Not only is this month ADHD Awareness month but it's also Walk to School month. Walk to School is organised by Living Streets - their website has lots of great resources. World Mental Health day is 10th October … [Read more...]

Friendship Month!

This upcoming month, September, is not only full of interesting days but it's also known as Friendship Month! The non-profit organisation Oddfellows has been working for over 200 years to bring people together and celebrate friendship - take a look at their website and see what's going on near you. The World Literacy Foundation has made September 8th International Literacy Day - so close to Read a Book Day which is September 6th. The two … [Read more...]

Summer 2016 Olympic Crafts and more!

The academic year is already over which means we have a month to get creative before the long days begin again. There's a few dates to mention this month such as 'Tell a Joke Day' on 16th, 'Pluto Demoted Day' (the 10th anniversary!) on 24th and 'Slinky Day' on 30th. But - the big thing going on this month is, of course, the Olympics! We've got just over two weeks of sports on the television so why not get some sporty crafts going on at home?I'd … [Read more...]

Health, Beatrix Potter and More!

We're already past the half way mark for the year - and it just seems to be going quicker! July is now upon us which means the kids finish school, the weather gets better (we hope!) and there's more time for creativity!Between 4th and 10th July is Health Information Week for the West Midlands; more information can be found here. Get the children involved by doing some Garden Vegetable Painting or practise Brushing their Teeth movements. Make sure … [Read more...]

Child Safety, Fathers Day and British Mud Week!

This year Child Safety Week is being held from 6th until 12th June and the theme is 'Turn off Technology'! There are loads of resources, that can be found here. The websites have lots of ideas to keep the children entertained whilst you confiscate their electronics! Get them climbing trees, running around getting muddy!! We would love to hear about what you get up to with the kids!Autistic Pride Day is being held on 18th June 2016, we are running … [Read more...]

Mental Health Awareness Month (May activities)

This month is known as Mental Health Awareness Month and the theme for this year is Relationships. Here in the office we have organised a social gathering where we can just relax and talk to each other - a morning to build relationships. In Summer we plan to follow up on this with a Fundraising Stall. So how could you implement this into your setting? The simple answer is to talk to parents. It’s all about relationships, that means with yourself … [Read more...]