November 11, 2023
Let’s face it: keeping our family finances afloat can sometimes feel like we’re trying to fill a leaky bucket. Here are our top money-saving tips for families to help save those pennies:
1. Slash Your Food Bills
Plan your meals around what’s on sale and snag those deals with coupon apps. Set a cash budget for your supermarket runs to keep a tight rein on spending.
2. Keep Your Festivities Frugal
Making homemade decorations is fun for the whole family while keeping the costs low, a great money-saving tip for families.
3. Embrace Secondhand Options
Scoop up pre-loved clothes and toys, and sell what you no
October 20, 2023
Being a mum or dad is incredibly rewarding, but let’s face it, it’s also quite demanding. From school runs to preparing meals and balancing work, it feels like there’s hardly a moment to catch our breath.
With that being said, it’s essential to remember that taking a bit of time for ourselves isn’t a luxury—it’s vital for your overall well-being. Easier said than done, we know! But when we’re at our best, so are our families. Here are our top self-care ideas for busy mums and dads to help you take time for you.
1. Take Short Breaks
One of the best self-care
October 10, 2023
In today’s digital age, prioritising screen-free family activities has taken on greater significance than ever before. Stepping away from screens, if only temporarily, offers families a precious opportunity to connect authentically, forging enduring memories free from the distractions of constant notifications.
If you’re eager to cultivate more of these meaningful moments, you’re in for a delightful journey as we present a treasure trove of screen-free activities to help you build lasting memories together.
1. Explore the Outdoors
Nature Walks: Why not head out to your local parks, forests, or nature reserves? We’re spoilt for choice in South Wales and it’s
September 15, 2023
Finding things to do with baby is a mission for every parent. Why? Because introducing varied experiences from baby to toddler years is not just about keeping them entertained; it’s about shaping their future.
These significant moments play a significant role in moulding their cognitive and physical development. So, we’re here to tell you about the best activities and experiences that can enrich these formative years, ensuring your child gets the best start in life.
1. Sensory Experiences for Babies:
One of the most enriching things to do with baby is to introduce them to sensory play. Sensory experiences are vital for babies
August 28, 2023
The first day of school is a whirlwind of emotions. Excitement, anxiety, joy, and a touch of sadness as you realise your little one is growing up. Every parent knows the feeling. But amidst the flurry of new uniforms and shiny school shoes, there’s a niggling thought: “Have I forgotten something?”
That’s where our starting school checklist comes in.
This guide ensures you’re not just prepared but confidently equipped for the big day. Because while the first day of school is a milestone, being well-prepared can make it a joyous one.
1. Essential School Supplies Checklist
Uniforms and Clothing: The first-day photo is a
February 13, 2023
As energy costs rise sharply across the UK, over 3 million households cannot afford heating in their homes. It is not just energy costs either; food and fuel costs are at an all-time high too, which puts a lot of strain on people, especially families with young children.
If, like many parents, you are worried about your expenses this Winter, you can use some simple, quick hacks to keep your family warm and avoid using the heating for as long as possible. Here are some cheap ways to keep warm this season.
1. Layer up!
Layering up is an effective and cheap
January 25, 2023
Every working parent understands the difficulty of switching off each evening. After all, parenting is a full-time job in and of itself. But how do you switch from professional to parent and still find space in your evening to unwind? Simple! By following our step-by-step guide for how to switch off after work as a parent.
Here is our 5 step process to help you unwind from work and enjoy your evenings:
1. Write tomorrow’s to-do list
We would all love to stop thinking about work the second we log off and leave the building. But, the truth is, learning how to switch
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
February 8, 2022
We often regard kindness as more of a trait than a skill – but why can’t it be both? If you’re stuck wondering how to teach your child kindness, don’t panic because we’ve listed our 3 favourite ways to encourage kindness and generosity. And if that wasn’t enough, we’ve listed a whole bunch of random acts of kindness for you to try out too!
So, in the spirit of kindness week, here are our favourite ways to teach children kindness:
1. Lead by example
From their first words to their first steps – many of the skills our children develop are learned by