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Blue monday

Blue monday

January 20th – argh! Christmas is over, you can’t get into your new jeans because you put on a half a stone; you’ve maxed out your credit card; it’s still 10 days till payday, and to top it all, it’s freezing and the trains are cancelled due to a snowflake on the...

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Guest Authors

Guest Authors

Tips for easier and happier transition times

It’s great watching children get deeply involved in their play. However, problems can occur when it is time for children to stop what they are doing and change activity or task. For some children, moving around causes a lot of stress and anxiety, especially if they...

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Guest Authors

Multisensory room magic?

Do you have a multisensory room in your setting? Have you ever considered getting one, or setting up a small multisensory environment? Since their inception in the late 1970s, multisensory rooms have proliferated at a staggering rate. Recently we have seen...

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Finance

Tax-Free Childcare

Press release  Tax-Free Childcare is a new government scheme to help parents with the cost of...

6 tips to grow your business for free

Growing any business presents a challenge. However, having limited resources and finances to grow...

Managing the roll-out of the 30-hour offer

Acorns Nursery is a 50 place setting based in the grounds of Oaklands College, St Albans. The...

5 finance reports in Abacus that will help your setting

Our Customer Service Team picked their top reports in our nursery software which they believe are...

How much do apprentices get paid?

Before deciding whether or not to do an apprenticeship, one of the first things people want to...

3 tips to help maximise your setting’s financial resources

The sector is currently under huge financial pressure, having to face issues such as annual...

5 top tips to save money on your staffing costs

Regardless of the size of your business, staff are typically your most expensive asset. After...

5 ways Abacus can help your setting save money

With the sector as a whole facing huge financial pressure at the moment, childcare settings need...

How will the new apprenticeship reforms affect the way you train staff?

As part of a national drive to train 3 million new apprentices by 2020, the way the Government...

What settings should know about the Tax-Free Childcare scheme

The Tax-Free Childcare scheme will be launched from early 2017 and will offer working families 20%...

What are the benefits of reducing your supplier base?

Nowadays, both for domestic and business services, we’re told to “shop around” to get the best...

Health & Wellbeing

Blue monday

January 20th – argh! Christmas is over, you can’t get into your new jeans because you put on a...

Cervical Cancer Prevention Week

Cervical cancer is not something that many people talk about, yet around 3,200 women (9 people per...

Wellbeing of staff

Last year, we published an article on “How to improve the wellbeing of your staff”, focusing on...

Yoga, meditation and mindfulness for toddlers

In a busy world, where time always seems to be ‘of the essence’, we are all straining to be...

How to deal with bereavement

The only thing we know that is certain about life, is death. We are all going to die, we just...

Give us a smile: the importance of oral health and World Smile Day®

What does it cost to smile? Nothing! And yet a smile can set the world alight, right? On Friday...

Dyslexia Awareness Week

Richard Branson is one of the UK’s most successful entrepreneurs: his Virgin brand operates over...

National Eye Health Week

What would you do if you lost your sight? How would it affect your lifestyle, your independence...

Eczema – nutritional advice and lifestyle tips for your setting

Throughout your career as an early years professional, it is very likely that you will have at...

World Sepsis Day

Sepsis is a major health problem which negatively impacts the lives of many people across the...

National Simplicity Day

When was the last time you stopped to smell the roses?Yesterday? Last week? Or so long ago you...

Marketing & Online

National blog posting month

November is National Blog Posting Month – and to celebrate this, we are giving you our top tips on...

7 ways to market your new nursery on a small budget

Once you have committed to the idea of opening a day nursery, marketing your setting to parents in...

5 must-do tips to improve your childcare website

Having a website in today’s technological age is a necessity for driving new parents through your...

Get your childcare business social media ready for 2018

As the year draws to a close, now’s the time to give your social media accounts an overhaul to...

Why fresh content can help your website rank higher on Google

Every update you make to your website affects the way search engines interact with and rank your...

10 sure-fire ways to increase enquiries from your website

“Just Google it” is a phrase we hear time and time again when looking for information or the...

What is SEO?

In this article we will look at answering what is SEO and how it works, along with why SEO is...

Why Facebook is the perfect tool to increase your occupancy

In terms of its reach, there’s no doubt that Facebook is one of the social media giants – with...

4 surprising reasons you should enter awards

The NDNA Awards ceremony took place last month and we’re delighted that our very own guest blogger...

5 simple checks to make sure your branding is on track

Your brand is the image of your service that your customers connect with, by recognising your...

Want more showround enquiries from your website? Follow these tips

Building a great childcare website which looks vibrant, professional and inviting to parents is...

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