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 […]


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Turning Three Before Christmas: Booking Your Free Place With Us.

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There’s been a huge amount of media coverage about the cost of childcare recently, so this is how to claim free childcare for your three year old next term. Free childcare – really?! The cost of childcare is a huge expense for most families. In a recent survey by The Family and Childcare Trust, research […]


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Free Childcare Places in Our Brighton Nursery

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There has been a huge amount of media coverage about the cost of childcare recently, so we thought we would focus our latest blog to tell you about how you can claim free childcare for your three old next term. Free childcare – really?! The cost of childcare is a huge expense for most families. […]


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Ideas for Little People

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This week we have a guest post from Emily at Ideas for Little People… The internet is packed with brilliant ideas for activities to do with the kids, plus a large number of terrifyingly complicated and entirely impractical ones. This is why I started Ideas for Little People – we hand-pick the best brilliant and […]


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How Flexible Childcare Can Work For You

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These days we are all busy, right? And as busy parents, we need to know that we’re making the right decisions when it comes to childcare. Not only do we need to feel secure in the knowledge that our precious little ones are safe and being cared for well, but we also need to know […]


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How Many Miles Can You Dance In Memory?

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Hello! I’m Tara, the acting manager at Officrèche, and today I am writing about a charity fundraising event my team and I are planning. On Saturday 16th May 2015, my team and I will be taking part in a six hour sponsored danceathon! I know, we must be mad!! So why are we doing this […]


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Full Time Mum To Working Mum – Our Top Tips For Getting Organised

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So your maternity leave is coming to an end. You’ve got your childcare sorted, your schedule is planned out and you’ve had a return to work chat with your boss. Now what? How to transition from full time mum to working mum? It’s all in the organisation. Here are some tips to help you get […]


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More fun and messy play- Scientists at work!

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We have been conducting various scientific experiments throughout the week with small groups of children. We mostly did them in the garden as they can get rather messy. We thought you may want to try them at home too. Some children will want to get stuck in and help construct the activity, whereas others may […]


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Messy play at home by Emma Hill

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I’m Emma and you can find me in the office or in the Yellow Room as a one to one support worker with a little boy who has Special Educational Needs. Messy play is one of those things you either love or you hate – many parents are daunted by the thought of tidying up […]


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Party season survival guide – for parents

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  If you are organising any family parties this year, such as a new year’s party you may be interested in our party season survival guide for parents. In the rush to make sure you have food, drinks and entertainment for the grown-ups when organising a party it can be easy to forget about the […]


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