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

Returning to work after having a baby

Returning to work after a period of maternity or paternity leave can be tough. Whilst you might look forward to finally finishing a hot cup of tea, there’s going to be some decisions to make and routine changes to consider. Here are our Kids Planet top tips for making the return to work as smooth … Continued

What is the EYFS and how do we prepare your children for school?

  At Kids Planet, we have an excellent reputation for the quality of our 3-5 years group. We deliver the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and help prepare your child for school. But what is the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)? The EYFS is a statutory framework setting out the standards for each child’s development … Continued

We’re getting creative! Child-led Christmas crafts

In light of recent staff training, many of our Nursery Managers at Kids Planet have been discussing how we produce Christmas cards, calendars and decorations for children to take home. Previously, the activities have been produced in an ‘adult-led’ way, with staff supporting children to create their Christmas crafts to bring home. We have been … Continued

We’re going on an Autumn hunt…

Whether for babies, toddlers or pre-schoolers, now’s one of our favourite times of the year to get out and about! The leaves are changing colours, the air is turning chillier and the sparkling of lights and tinsel are just around the corner. If you’re looking for things to do with your little ones this Autumn, … Continued

What’s On Guide: Babies and Toddlers in Manchester

With the school summer holidays over and children back to school, we’ve put together a list of places to go with babies and toddlers in Manchester. With 43 nurseries in our Kids Planet family (and 11 of those in and around the Manchester area) including our newest nursery opening in Worsley this month, here’s some … Continued

Why do we love Loose Parts Play?

You may have noticed the number of Loose Parts we have in our nurseries – but what is Loose Parts all about and what are the benefits? Well, have you ever noticed when a child is given a brand-new, top-of-the-range toy, they only want to play with the box? That’s Loose Parts play! Loose Parts … Continued