What is deconstructed role play?

Ever wondered what deconstructed role play is? Have you set up a lovely role play area at home, maybe a shop complete with play till or a travel agents with some brochures only to find your child playing with the cardboard box the items arrived in? The imaginative play that comes out of strictly themed … Continued

We are landing in Winnington

KIDS PLANET IS LANDING IN WINNINGTON A brand new, purpose-built childcare nursery will be opening in Winnington, Northwich. Situated on Walker Road, just off the A533, and will be located in Winnington Village’s new district centre. It is registered for 133 places and will cater for babies from 6 weeks to pre-school age and will … Continued

Chester Zoo Summer Stampede

Kids Planet and Kids Allowed are deeply saddened by the recent news regarding Chester Zoo. We are raising money by taking part in a Sponsored Summer Stampede by walking, skipping, jumping, hopping, dancing and moving the distance from our nurseries to Chester Zoo. We will also be taking part in numerous other activities across the … Continued

Parent Key Worker Interviews

With roughly 1.5 million people working for the NHS across the country and 750,000 signing up to the recent COVID-19 call for volunteers, we wanted to talk to some of the many nursery parents we have at Kids Planet who are employed by the NHS about their experiences of the pandemic and working on the … Continued

Mental Health Staff Experiences

At Kids Planet we believe that everyone should thrive in the workplace. We try to be proactive and recognise that having a fulfilling job with purpose and lots of opportunities can be good for our team’s mental health and general wellbeing. We feel that by creating a culture that supports mental health through openness and … Continued

Mental Health Awareness Week

It’s Mental Health Awareness Week and here at Kids Planet, we are proud to support the wellbeing of both our children and staff. We introduced Mindful Moments throughout all our nurseries. It is a programme of lessons, stories and games to encourage our children to develop positive habits around mental health, from understanding how their … Continued

Growing your own fruit and veg this Spring

  Why should we grow our own vegetables? It is a fact! Children who grow their own vegetables and fruit are much more likely to enjoy eating it, in early and adult life. It is a great opportunity to encourage a sense of ownership and responsibility for creating and looking after the plot in the … Continued

KP’s Easy Easter Crafts

Decorated Eggs You will need: Some eggs in an egg box A safety pin A toothpick A straw A measuring jug or bowl Pens and other art materials to decorate   1. Sit an egg in the egg box to keep it steady. Carefully tap and make a hole in the top and middle of … Continued

How to keep your baby’s teeth healthy and decay free

As decay rates in some areas of the North West of England are more than twice the national average, we asked Helen Clint, an NHS dentist and Educational Supervisor in Liverpool about why baby teeth are so important and what are her best tips for looking after them.    Baby teeth matter and it is … Continued