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

Kids Planet launch Mindful Moments initiative

In a busy world where it’s easy to feel stressed and overwhelmed, learning how to connect to our own inner source of calm is good for us and our children. Mindfulness is all about noticing what is happening right now.  And, by bringing a gentle, accepting attitude to the present moment, mindfulness allows children to: … Continued

What’s going on in Worsley this summer?

    We can’t wait for September when our new, purpose-built nursery in Worsley opens! It has a rooftop garden, 7 am to 7 pm opening, as well as brightly coloured rooms with secure outdoor areas providing children with lots of fresh air and outdoor fun. And, there are loads of family-friendly activities and events … Continued

Preparing your child for primary school

  With the summer holidays fast approaching, those of you with little ones leaving nursery ready for primary school in September may be starting to feel anxious on their behalf. At Kids Planet we’re helping our pre-schoolers feel safe and happy about the move to big school. Here are just a few of the activities … Continued

Family fun in Chesterfield and beyond

From animal attractions to indoor play to exploring the world underground, it seems there is lots of fun to be had for all the family in the Chesterfield area. So, whether it’s a preschooler with something to learn or a toddler with energy to burn, here’s our highlights if you’re planning a visit with young … Continued