fbpx

 Parenta Blog

Guest AuthorsRunning a setting
Everyone’s a reader -10 top tips to create engaging-rich literacy environments for all

Everyone’s a reader -10 top tips to create engaging-rich literacy environments for all

I remember when my son was three months old, and I had a conversation with my friend about books that she was reading to her son who had just been born. She asked me which books my son enjoyed and I panicked! I realised that although we had books in his nursery and...

Guest AuthorsRunning a setting
What does leadership look like when … you notice room for improvement? – part 1

What does leadership look like when … you notice room for improvement? – part 1

One of the most important aspects of leadership is recognising when, where and how things could be improved. In the context of a nursery, leaders are constantly assessing what is happening in the setting and how there might be room for improvement. Over this...

Guest Authors

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

Nurturing emotional well-being through mentoring

Mentoring people is a wonderful thing and done correctly, it can support someone with their...

Getting through the cost-of-living crisis

  There’s no doubt that 2022 has been a tough year. Just as we thought we were coming out of the...

Love Your Liver Month

It’s January, the festive season is over and we are all taking stock of what the last few weeks...

National Mentoring Month and the importance of having a role model

 We all need a little help now and again, and starting a new job or a new role within an existing...

Grief and loss in early years; dealing with the death of a colleague

It was a normal Monday morning at the nursery. Staff members came in to do the early morning...

The importance of developing healthy self-esteem

Self-esteem is something we often hear talked about, but it is a complex issue that can be...

Snuggle and sing: songs to keep you warm in the early years

Lullabies have been a curiously common feature in the history of humanity. In fact, it was found...

Staying healthy over Christmas and New Year

It’s that time of year again when we can allow ourselves a few extra luxuries – a few more...

National Tree Week

Did you know? A ‘whip’ is a very young tree that hasn’t yet got any branches There is a...

What does it mean to be “me”?

When a child is born, they have no understanding of themselves as a separate person, unable to...

Identifying child grief stages & signs: what you can do to help

National Grief Awareness Week is coming up from December 2-8, and as this important week...

Marketing & Online

Five ‘Sure Fire’ Ways To Increase Traffic To Your Site

There are many ways to boost traffic to your website but here, we look at five specific points to...

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 and why do we need it?

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...

Expression of interest

Complete the form below if you are interested in joining our family. 

You have Successfully Subscribed!

Share This