Eureka! Blog

Want to hear about what goes on behind the scenes at Eureka! as well as thought pieces and top tips from our team of Experts? Well look no further!

We’d love to hear your thoughts, whether we’re talking about hot topics such as childhood obesity or education, or simply sharing our day-to-day experiences and giving you a behind-the-scenes peek into life at Eureka!, so do comment on our blogs or get in touch if there’s something you’d like to share.

Guest Bloggers

We regularly feature blogs by guest writers who are experts in their field. If you’d like to contribute please email Sophie Ballinger or give her a call on 01422 330069.

 

A blog from the bog!

I’m delighted to be writing in celebration of ten years’ campaigning by Changing Places, not least because I get the chance to make dreadful puns. And of course, it’s great to celebrate the incloosive (there’s one!) achievements of Changing Places, a campaign which has made such a huge difference to the lives of so many disabled people. It’s the first thing you do when you arrive anywhere with your little […]

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Forest School at Eureka! Nursery

Forest School at Eureka! Nursery

“Forest School is an inspirational process that offers children regular opportunities to achieve, and to develop confidence and self-esteem through hands-on learning experiences in a local woodland environment.” – Forest School, England Network Children learn best from first-hand experiences by exploring, playing and investigating, and this style of learning, using a range of activities (either planned by nursery staff or instigated by the children themselves), is what Forest Schools are […]

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National Children's Day 2016

National Children's Day 2016

Sunday 15 May is National Children’s Day. But fear not, you don’t need to buy cards or special trinkets for your children to celebrate this day like you do for Mothers or Father’s Day (although I’m sure they’d like a day off from picking up their own socks if you felt that way inclined). National Children’s Day is a reminder of the much more fundamental importance of a healthy happy […]

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Play Local – Act Global!

Play Local – Act Global!

Hands up all of us who reflect back on our childhoods as great big adventures mainly spent outdoors? As young explorers we scoured the natural environments which nature offered to us for free; from the perilous pursuits of tree climbing, brook jumping and sore knuckles after conker competitions, to watching fascinated over a number of weeks as frogspawn turned to frogs, and the landing of a ladybird on your sleeve […]

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Share A Smile on Disabled Access Day

Have you noticed how many awareness days and weeks are around these days? The four national saints’ days used to provide a reason to sport an item of flora about your person, be it rose, thistle, shamrock or daffodil, but this month alone you can show your support for anything from Celebrating Old Stuff (2nd March) to School Meals (3rd March). If you’re really committed, you can wear purple all […]

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Inspiring the next generation of rocket scientists and astronauts

Inspiring the next generation of rocket scientists and astronauts

Unless you’ve been hiding under a piece of moon rock lately, you’ll know that Britain currently has its first astronaut living and working on board the International Space Station. British European Space Agency astronaut Tim Peake launched on 15 December 2015 for his 6 month Principia mission where he’ll be carrying out all manner of scientific experiments. Whilst Tim isn’t the first Britain in space – that accolade goes to […]

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Behind the scenes: Destination Space

Behind the scenes: Destination Space

For the past few weeks we’ve all been really busy getting ready for our Destination Space workshops and shows. We’re offering three different ones this time: a Key Stage 1 version where the children can see what it’s like to work in microgravity… A Key Stage 2 version, where the children can do their own experiments, and a family show filled to the brim with science tricks. Of course with […]

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A visit from the Czech Republic

A visit from the Czech Republic

Throughout my career I have been interested in international perspectives of childcare and education. I was therefore thrilled when an email dropped in my inbox asking if Eureka! Nursery would be interested in hosting a group of pre-school teachers from the Czech Republic. The group was to consist of six pre-school teachers, a representative from Techmania Science Centre and one from Dimenze Education Centre. Their aim was to explore ways of […]

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