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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.

 

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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My New Year’s Resolution: Stop playing it safe!

My New Year’s Resolution: Stop playing it safe!

I’m not a big fan of New Year’s resolutions. I usually set myself up to fail by being over-ambitious or not actually being that dedicated to making changes, so this year I decided to do things a little differently and make a resolution on behalf of my two and a half year old daughter, Maddie – to stop playing it so darned safe when it comes to playtime. My daughter […]

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Add a bit of magic to bedtime stories

Add a bit of magic to bedtime stories

If, like me, you will be rushing through your Christmas preparations last minute, missing the last posting dates and paying over the odds for next day deliveries, it’s easy to get caught up in all the stuff that absolutely and positively ‘needs’ to be done – Christmas pudding just isn’t the same without brandy butter! In amongst the chaos of all the preparations, one of the only times of the […]

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Shine a light - play ideas for dark evenings

Shine a light - play ideas for dark evenings

It’s funny how everything seems to change when the clocks go back. The weather takes a turn for the worst, we all start wrapping up and donning winter hats, and there’s just no avoiding the dark evenings. How very gloomy. For any parents and carers out there with young children it can be a real mixed blessing – on the one hand it’s great as children tend to sleep much […]

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