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The Importance of Good Gut Health in Children
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The Importance of Good Gut Health in Children

The bacteria in your child’s gut plays an important role in keeping them healthy, both mentally and physically. Learn more about the function of the gut and how you can support your child’s gut health!
Understanding School Readiness
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Understanding School Readiness

Many families ask what they can do at home to support their child’s school readiness. Here, we discuss understanding school readiness and how to prepare your child for school.
Top Tips to Encourage Independence in Children
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Top Tips to Encourage Independence in Children

Independence is an important way to build self-identity, self-esteem and confidence in children. It also allows children to feel a sense of control in times of stress, change and uncertainty.
Loose Parts Play
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Loose Parts Play

Empty boxes, rope, string and pieces of wood. Packaging over toys. Your child will almost inevitably play with these items! This is known as Loose Parts Play and, with support, can encourage learning, growth and development in young children.
Music and Childhood Development
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Music and Childhood Development

Toddlers absolutely delight in exploring their world through their senses. Sensory play - play that stimulates any of a child’s senses - builds cognitive skills and influences how your child learns about their world.
Benefits of Mindful Eating
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Benefits of Mindful Eating

Mindful eating can help children to develop a positive relationship with food, and learn beneficial and life-long eating habits.
Exploring the Benefits of Sensory Play for Children
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Exploring the Benefits of Sensory Play for Children

Toddlers absolutely delight in exploring their world through their senses. Sensory play - play that stimulates any of a child’s senses - builds cognitive skills and influences how your child learns about their world.

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What’s unique about our Oac Grow curriculum?
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What’s unique about our Oac Grow curriculum?

Our Oac Grow curriculum is an innovative play-based curriculum that delivers intentional teaching in dynamic small group learning environments. Learn how our curriculum supports the development of growing minds.
Practicing Mindfulness & Meditation at Home
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Practicing Mindfulness & Meditation at Home

Mindfulness and meditation are excellent techniques to help your child self-regulate their emotions and reduce anxiety during times of stress and uncertainty. Our Head of Curriculum Emma Forbes shares tips on how you can encourage and practice mindfulness and meditation at home with your child.
A Respectful Curriculum
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A Respectful Curriculum

Our Grow Nursery and Toddler Curriculums are centred on respect for young children as capable, involved and self-initiated learners and human beings in their own right. We are influenced in our approach by Resources for Infant Educarers (RIE) and Magda Gerber’s Educaring approach.
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What’s unique about our Oac Grow curriculum?
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What’s unique about our Oac Grow curriculum?

Our Oac Grow curriculum is an innovative play-based curriculum that delivers intentional teaching in dynamic small group learning environments. Learn how our curriculum supports the development of growing minds.
New Spring Menu!
Health & Nutrition

New Spring Menu!

Developed in conjunction with our Dietitians, The Biting Truth, our spring menu has been crafted to ensure your child is eating a balanced diet and enjoying their favourite foods.  Here are the recipes for our Carrot Cake Slice and Italian Veggie Packed Spaghetti Bolognese for you to make at home. 
Practicing Mindfulness & Meditation at Home
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Practicing Mindfulness & Meditation at Home

Mindfulness and meditation are excellent techniques to help your child self-regulate their emotions and reduce anxiety during times of stress and uncertainty. Our Head of Curriculum Emma Forbes shares tips on how you can encourage and practice mindfulness and meditation at home with your child.
Nutrition to Support A Healthy Heart
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Nutrition to Support A Healthy Heart

Our in-house Dietitians Anna and Alex from The Biting Truth share their ‘6 healthy heart tips’. Learn how you can support your child’s heart health and encourage positive eating habits at home!