Officrèche Blog

Touch, taste, listen, sniff and look!

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Using senses can help determine whether something is good or bad – when a child puts something in their mouth they know if it’s ok to eat or chew. When we smell, we can tell if food is off, which means not good to eat! Children learn through their environment and adding sensory experiences enhances their […]


Favourite books for nursery aged children

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There are so many books to choose from, do you choose ones with flaps, ones with feely pages, ones that rhyme, ones with numbers??? The list goes on and on! The very Hungry caterpillar by Eric Carle Children love the predictability of this book; they enjoy helping the adult to read the story by naming […]


A day in the life of a nursery deputy manager.

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I’m Tara and I am the Deputy Manager and Yellow Rom (pre-school) room leader at Officreche. I have worked in childcare for ten and a half years, working my way up from being a nursery practitioner to a deputy manager. I began my journey as a nursery practitioner at a neighbourhood nursery in Whitehawk and […]


Five Tips When Teaching Your Child To Read.

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Hello, my name is Tara Gahnstrom and I am the deputy manager and pre-school room leader at Officreche. I have been working in early years for just over ten years, and I have developed a true passion for this job. Most of my experience has been working with babies and toddlers, and now I am […]


5 Books To Read On The Lead Up To Christmas

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Hi, I am Rebecca and I work in the Yellow room with the Preschool children. I work in the room with Elpi and Tara When I am not working I enjoy seeing friends and spending time with my little sister.


Developing your toddlers motor skills at home

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Hi I’m Emma and I run the Green Room with the help of Mikki and Georgina. The room cares for children aged between 18 months and 2 ½ year olds. When I’m not working I like to relax either by going shopping with the girls or listening to music.


30 Weaning tips

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Weaning is an exciting- if messy- time but there can be lots of questions for new parents too. How much food, what kind of food, when to feed… The whole thing can be very daunting, especially when there are lots of well meaning pieces of advice flying your way! We’ve put together 30 tried and […]


Offices To Rent In Central Brighton

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 We’ve got 2 bright and warm offices on offer – they’re both on the top floor of our  Regency building – 52 Dyke Road, Bn1 3JB. Here’s a picture of the largest one:


5 Outdoor Play Ideas

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It may be getting a little chilly outside but that does not mean we can’t have fun. Wrap up warm, grab those wellies and try one of the lovely ideas we have found over on Pinterest.


Leaving your child at nursery

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Leaving your child at nursery for the first time can be incredibly daunting for many parents. You have built a special relationship over the length of your maternity leave that actually started long before they were even born. How another person or persons could ever be able to care for your child in the way […]