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How many times have you had a great thought or idea and actually put that concept into action? How many times have you said you were going to start up that blog or make that new recipe and actually gone out of your way to do it? Like myself, your […]

“When it comes to health and well-being, exercise is about as close to the magic potion as we can get” – Tich Nhat Hanh (Vietnamese Monk) There isn’t one single magic solution to developing a positive mindset but creating certain habits will certainly help get us there. In these uncertain […]

“Conversation is food for the soul” (Guy de Maupassant) From my experience, I know that children can talk and talk and talk… until they have completely forgotten the topic of conversation they began with! They begin with talking about what they did in their maths class and end up on […]

“Sleep is the best form of meditation” – Dalai Lama Cognitive Ability (Performance in School) Strong scientific research shows that a good night’s sleep can significantly increase how our brain functions. A lack of sleep has proven to impair our executive function, which are skills needed to manage daily life. […]

“Own your morning, elevate your life” – Robin Sharma In this week’s article, we look at the positive effects of an early morning Yoga session and provide some insight into the science that backs this up. We also briefly touch on the ways in which we’ve implemented Yoga into our […]

Now we often hear a lot of information about the negative impact of spending too much time in front of a screen can have, but how many of us know the science behind this?  We’ve decided to provide some insight into this research so you can make an informed decision […]

At School of Play, we are aware that choosing the right childcare for parents/carers is of extreme importance. We offer a service to ensure that every child in our care is happy, safe, and valued as an individual. We offer our wraparound care to children from 3 to 11 years […]

YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT. We are all familiar with this saying, however, do we ever actually stop to think about the point it is getting across and its true meaning? We are currently experiencing an obesity crisis, so now more than ever it is important to educate our children […]

We all know the obvious benefits of our children exercising. It keeps them fit, strengthens bones and reduces the risk of future health complications. But you don’t need to read a blog on the obvious, so I’m going to go over the other MAJOR benefits of why exercising keeps our […]

Now we all know that children like to have a run about and let off the energy they have built up during playtimes… but have you ever stopped to think about what they are doing for the rest of their day? It is recommended that children have 60 active minutes […]