November 25, 2023
The tradition of reading Christmas stories is a magical part of the festive season, creating special bedtime moments for children. However, choosing the right story is key! It sparks the imagination and captures the true Christmas spirit, making every night leading up to the big day a memorable one.
Here are our favourite Christmas stories to read at bedtime:
1. A Christmas Carol
Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” features Ebenezer Scrooge, a man who dislikes Christmas. Haunted by ghosts showing his life’s impact, he realises his meanness. On Christmas, he awakens kinder, embracing the Christmas spirit of generosity. Read the
May 2, 2022
As adults, we’re often told that having a daily routine can improve our productivity and wellbeing. But what about our children? Would they benefit from a daily routine? And if so, how do we go about creating one?
If you’re not sure where to start, don’t panic! Here’s all you need to know about creating a daily routine for toddlers:
Why is routine so important?
Creating a daily routine for toddlers isn’t easy. It requires patience, consistency and a lot of trial and error. Yet, despite its many challenges, a well-established daily routine can be incredibly beneficial to your child’s development and wellbeing.
May 1, 2022
We at Schoolhouse Daycare are so proud of our community. We love nurturing our children, supporting their families and creating a fun-filled environment for all! But what is it that makes our Schoolhouse Day Nursery so unique?
Throughout this article, we will explore all you need to know about our nursery – from our accolades and achievements to our values and reviews.
So, without further ado, here’s an exclusive insight into our Schoolhouse Day Nursery:
Who are we?
Here at our Schoolhouse Day Nursery, we care for children of all ages by delivering fun daily activities and deliciously nutritious home-cooked meals. We also work
March 16, 2022
As a parent, you can often feel powerless during a teething phase. After all, a teething baby can be difficult to console. So what can you do to help?
We’ve outlined some helpful tips and tricks to support you and your child through their teething phase. Everything from what symptoms to expect, how long the teething phase should last and, most importantly, what you can do to help. So without further ado, here’s everything you need to know about teething:
What to expect
Typically, teething begins around the 6-12 month mark. But don’t worry too much if your child starts teething slightly sooner
March 12, 2022
Biting is a troubling topic for many parents. And although it is relatively common amongst young children and toddlers, it is still greatly stigmatised.
So to help break the stigma, we are unpacking all things biting. We will explore the common causes of biting, how to stop your child from biting and how to prevent biting in the future.
So, without further ado, let’s dig in:
What causes children to bite?
If you want to learn how to stop your child from biting, you must first understand why they are biting.
The truth is children bite for a whole host of reasons. Sometimes, it can
November 5, 2021
After working so hard to potty train your child, it’s natural to feel disheartened when they start having regular accidents again. However, this doesn’t mean you should resort back to nappies. Potty training regression is usually the symptom of a problem – find the problem, and you’ll find the solution.
What causes potty training regression?
There are a few different reasons why your child may be regressing. Thankfully, they are all easily remedied. To help you identify what is causing your child’s accidents, we’ve outlined the most common causes of potty training regression.
We’re all guilty of getting distracted once in a while
October 19, 2021
Potty training can be a stressful experience. So to help you rise to the challenge, we’ve put together the 6 best potty training books for both parents and toddlers. With a mixture of storybooks and how-to guides, you and your toddler will have the tools and confidence to take on potty training together.
Oh Crap! Potty Training
The book, written by Jamie Glowacki, is a light-hearted step-by-step guide to potty training. With six steps from ‘when to start’ through to ‘ditching the diapers’, this book combines Jamie’s expert knowledge with her wicked sense of humour. It’s also chock full
September 20, 2021
Sensory bins are all the rage at the moment – and for good reason! With so many different tools and textures, they’re a great way to stimulate your toddler and boost their development. The good news doesn’t stop there either – they’re also incredibly easy to make! In just 5 simple steps, we’ll show you how to make a sensory bin so that your toddler can start discovering independent play!
Here is our definitive guide for how to make a sensory bin:
1. Find a container
The first step to making your own sensory bin is finding the best container for
July 20, 2020
Did you know that children develop more rapidly during the first 5 years of their lives than at any other time?
It’s true. That’s why this crucial period is known as ‘the foundation years.’
If you nurture certain skills during these first 5 years, you create a solid foundation from which your child can build on for the rest of their life. Think of it as giving them a head start to learning.
Talking about starting right, literacy is one of those skills that parents can nurture in those early years. Why literacy? Because reading and writing are the fundamentals of early education,
January 10, 2020
While it feels amazing to have our children need us and there are moments where we’d love to keep our little ones little forever, as parents, we do know that our job is to help our children grow into independent and confident adults who contribute to society.
Now, this may be an unwelcome and even scary thought, but it doesn’t have to be! Why? Because your children will always need you whether it’s to change their nappy and tie their shoes or to financially plan and choose a university.
To help your children grow into self-sufficient and successful grown-ups, here is how