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.

 

View from the Nursery

View from the Nursery

I’m Angela, and I have been an Early Years Practitioner here at Eureka! Nursery for 24 years. I’m a strong believer in the power of creativity and we know that it plays an active role in a child’s development. Infants and toddlers need to explore the world and develop a range of ways to communicate in order to express their ideas through art and design, and creative activities don’t just […]

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Why Pink Stinks (and blue, too)

Why Pink Stinks (and blue, too)

I was in the supermarket recently, hovering in the toy section as my three year old daughter announced that she wanted to spend her birthday money. She has always been a fan of Scooby Doo, so when I spotted a Mystery Machine I pointed it out and asked if she’d like it. Her reply was a simple “No Mummy. That’s for boys.” I won’t lie – my blood ran cold. […]

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Are you coming out to play?

Are you coming out to play?

Many of us used to hear the words “are you coming out to play?” regularly as kids, but children today are spending less time outdoors, in fact less time than any previous generation! So there has never been a more important time for parents and educators to make outdoor play a priority for the children in their lives.  It is one of the best things that we can do for […]

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In Praise of Boredom

In Praise of Boredom

The summer holidays are getting close (contrary to what the weather might suggest). Time for your children to forget about tests, homework and all that serious school business and to get out and play! But with the six weeks of freedom comes another challenge – how you are going to fill those forty-four days so your children don’t get bored? Well, the good news for parents is that you don’t […]

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A blog from the bog!

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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How (and why) to build your team

How (and why) to build your team

When I meet someone for the first time I tend to stick to the same script as most people: “Hi, nice to meet you. Where are you from?” but it’s always the “what do you do?” part of the conversation that ignites the most excitable reaction from everyone I meet. “You work at Eureka! That must be such a fun place to work!” and the truth is yes, actually, it […]

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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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