Officrèche Blog

Look, smell, chop, cook and taste – when Foodini came to Officrèche

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Chopping and grating, kneading and mixing, children love cooking at Officrèche, writes Sarah Booker Lewis. Our preschoolers had a full hands on experience making different dishes every day when Foodini Club sent in their recipe packs for a week. The Brighton-based company launched its child-friendly recipe kits for families on a trial basis back in […]


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Officrèche features on Radio Reverb

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The amazing Radio Reverb is Brighton’s premier community radio station. Set up as a non-profit, it exists to serve the community and support Brighton and Hove residents, projects, and businesses with its regular quality content. One of the many fantastic shows on Radio Reverb is the Brighton Business Show, hosted by Laura Evans. Laura is […]


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A guide to Brighton’s best coworking spaces

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Brighton is full of amazing services for freelancers. Support programs, MeetUp groups, wifi cafes, conferences, accountants specialising in small business, and much more to bring your self-employed journey to the next level. There are so many reasons why we reckon Brighton is the best city in the UK for freelancers. One of those reasons is […]


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Discover nature – 8 birds you can spot in Brighton and Hove

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BIRDS are all around us in the streets, our garden and in parks. Here in Brighton and Hove we have numerous seagulls and the evening delight of starlings flocking around the pier at night, writes Sarah Booker Lewis. Even tiny babies can delight at spotting the birds flying around, so why not join in the […]


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Smartphone resolution – taking time out from technology

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When my three-year-old daughter held up her hand and said: “My phone says…” I wondered if I was spending too much time looking at a screen. She also has an imaginary tablet to search for her missing things, just as I use an app to find my missing phone, writes Sarah Booker Lewis. Our children […]


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Brighton’s best accountants for freelancers

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Brighton freelancers – is it time to hire an accountant? Hiring an accountant when you’re a freelancer or self-employed can be a big decision. We can’t make the choice for you, but there’s an interplay of three important factors here: time, money, and mindset. First, you need to decide whether it’s even necessary–many freelancers manage […]


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Space, the first and final frontier – five ways to look at space with young children

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EXPLORING space is amazing. Preschoolers have enjoyed in Officréche’s Yellow Room have built a rocket as they learn about space, writes Sarah Booker Lewis. My three-year-old is very excited by the whole project. We have talked about men going to the moon on a big rocket called Saturn 5. With foil mini rockets on the […]


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How to turn conflict into connection – learn nonviolent communication

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The following was written by Max St John, founder of The Needs Work and an Officrèche parent. As a parent, life seems to become all about managing difficulty. From terse conversations with your partner after a crap nights’ sleep or negotiating with small children on simply getting their f**king clothes on to crashing through your day […]


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The scientific approach to time management

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Time management is a challenge at the best of times, but as a freelancer it becomes a vital skill to master. You are beholden to yourself to get work done on time, both to meet client deadlines and to stop your work life creeping into your personal life – a common struggle for freelancers. If […]


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Talking to Leo Wood about her new project: PlayPen

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PlayPen launched recently in East London – a pop-up Ofsted registered crèche with attached coworking facilities operating out of St Paul’s Way Community Centre (run by the wonderful folks at Poplar Harca, who are also providing financial support to PlayPen) in Mile End every Thursday morning. Set up by Leo Wood, who has previously founded […]


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