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Conquering Fussy Eating

Fussy eating comes in a variety of forms in children. The types of food, textures and even meal time environments can affect how children will respond to the food. No matter if you’re the top chef giving Jamie Oliver a run for his money, or a reluctant home toast-burner, every cook in the kitchen knows […]

The Importance of Professional Development for Staff

What is Professional Development in Childcare? “Professional Development” is the development of new skills, knowledge and experience. Professional development can include courses, work-based learning, studying on your own,  going to lectures, seminars or conferences and a range of other activities. Why invest in Professional Development in Childcare? For Childcare professionals, ongoing Professional Development can keep […]

Using Imagination is Child’s Play

Have you ever heard of the stories from your parents or older generations? You know the types of stories that sound something like this: “When I was young all we had was paper and pencils”, or stories such as “We were outside from dawn to dusk”.  Can you imagine what the children were doing? I […]

Foods to Minimise Stress

There is no magic button to help our busy and sometimes stressful lives, but if we try and eat healthy and follow the research there are some foods which seem to help: 1. Blueberries Identified as one of Mother Nature’s healthiest foods, blueberries are loaded with antioxidants (molecules that stop free radicals damaging healthy cells), […]

The Benefits Of Child-Centred Education

Times are changing and so is parenting. Child-centred education often leads to heated arguments due to misunderstandings. The ideas date back to the 19th century! Some teachers aren’t prepared to adapt to the changing concepts of child development. They’ve criticised the approach. Still, child-centred education has many benefits. It can sometimes lead to better results […]

Parenting Strategy Guide to Raising Successful Children

It’s difficult to navigate the tricky 21st century culture of instant gratification and constant distraction. As parents, we experience even greater stress over these complications of a modern world because we’re trying to raise our children into successful adults! First of all, you’re already leaps and bounds ahead of most parents because you’re reading this […]

The 1000 Days – Why Great Education Matters

Did you know that 80% of your child’s brain will be developed by age 3?  At Piptree we firmly believe that the first 1000 days of a child’s life are not only a critical foundation for future education but also an amazing opportunity to give your child a great start to life. The period from […]