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Express Baby Book Box Competition Winner!

Did you enter our Facebook competition to win this beautiful Express Baby Book Box? The Express Baby Book Box is a low level book display box for baby and toddler rooms. Store your books in the 3 roomy compartments and make them accessible to all. To colour co-ordinate your room, choose the unit with the shelf…

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2017 Funding Grant Opportunities for Early Years

Funding grant opportunities - Designs For Education

Things Are Looking Up We first posted this blog in 2014. With the current climate of funding issues within the early years/education sector the need for extra opportunities to raise money has never been more relevant. In the run up to the election a new funding formula was designed which would redistribute money from wealthier…

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Pioneer Storage Bench Competition Winner!

Did you enter our Facebook competition to win this beautiful Pioneer Storage Bench? The Pioneer Storage Bench is great for keeping your welcome area neat and tidy by storing children’s belongings away in the 3 deep storage tubs supplied. The unit is ideal for both dividing space and storing equipment, the top is ideal for…

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Hop Little Bunny… Hop, hop, hop

Yippeeeee! Spring is in the air and little ones everywhere are hopping and jumping about for joy like cute little bunny rabbits and baby chicks with a wonderful excitement for a new season upon us. Now the dark afternoons and gloomy days are behind us and we’re spotting new daffodils popping up all over the place we’re delighted…

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“What a lovely noise Emily…!”

Mrs Shortman said as she tried to disguise the fact she was attempting to cover her ears from the high pitched piercing noise coming from one 4 year old playing multiple musical instruments simultaneously with the objective of just making the biggest noise on earth imaginable. Thankfully for Mrs Shortman and for YOU we have an alternative…

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I love you to the moon and back…. & more!

Yes we know they can be cheeky little monkeys at times but doesn’t your heart melt when you hear them say those three magic words: I love you? Proud and with a warm heart watching the children you teach every day express their emotions in words or on paper to the people in their life…

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Colouring inside the lines

Guest Blog Author: Ms R, Assistant Headteacher at a Primary School in Manchester. “All you do is teach the children to colour inside the lines isn’t it?” This is one of the most frequent, tongue in cheek comments I hear from teaching colleagues. Everytime I hear it, I grit my teeth and smile tightly, whilst burning…

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“Are we nearly there yet?”

Children love them and yes teachers love them too! There’s the build up of excitement, something different and unusual to look forward to and a day out away from the school premises. We’re talking School TRIPS!! So we all know the benefits for children and why we carefully plan these outings but no matter what,…

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I wasn’t any good at Maths at School…

^^ Is often one thing you’ll hear parents say. They aren’t trying to put their children off, but the opposite and they don’t want their fear of numbers as a child to be replicated in their own children. Luckily for all the parents, their children have YOU!…. Ta Dah! And this is where we come…

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