There is a lot to think about when your child is starting nursery for the first time! 
 
To make the transition as easy as possible, our blog series, will take you through our top transitioning tips covering everything sleep, food, dummies, socialisation and more. First on the agenda. Sleep. 
 
Sleep is the most crucial area to get right, not just for baby but for parents too! Ensuring your little one's quality of sleep isn't disrupted too much during the transition from home to nursery, will help make the journey calm, fun and blissful as possible! 
Your child's overall happiness is determined by several different yet important areas in their daily life. 
Relationships, food, environment, friends, family, play time, learning... today we’re going to talk about exercise and outdoor play. 
 
"Trust is important because it is the basis around which all human relationships revolve. Without trust, there can be no relationship." 
 
A lot of the staff at Wellies are parents themselves. Therefore, we know, on a professional but also a very personal level how difficult, nervy and overwhelming it can be to leave your child (hopefully happy and settled) at a nursery while you head off for the day being a rock star parent. 
 
It's a natural part of parenthood to spend a big part of your day worrying about your child, wondering what they're up to, and most importantly if they are happy, settled and content. 
 
So, how do you get the feeling of trust? 
 
 
Are you looking to start 2018 with a new and exciting opportunity? An opportunity that rewards, offers career development and makes you feel like you're a part of a family. 
 
Wellies is an award winning day nursery and we are growing.  
 
Think you've got what it takes to be a part of it? 
 
Then read on! 
 
 
WELLIES IS 28 YEARS OLD! 
We’re super excited that we are here celebrating 28 years at Wellies Day Nursery! Many memories, laughter, tears and joy have been created and shared within the walls and playground of Wellies Day Nursery, and even to this day, we wouldn’t have it any other way! 
 
Founded in 1989, Helen had the opportunity to set up her own nursery and she has never looked back. After beginning her career as a Nanny where she cared for children of Royalty & Celebrities she decided that she wanted to create a nursery that really delivered quality childcare with a difference. 
What are your plans for October? 
This month there are many events and cultural holidays to explore and celebrate with your child. Even the events that you would not necessary look to put effort into could be a great opportunity for your child to learn to be more enriched culturally, becoming more aware of what other people in the world celebrate and why. Are you ready to get planning? 
Why preparing your little one for nursery is so important. 
 
I bet you thought this time would never come! After some sleepless nights, love, laughter, tantrums and hard work, your little one is just round the corner from the next stage of their lives: nursery! 
While the gorgeous summer sunshine provides our children with the vitamin D they need for strong bones, teeth and muscles which long term is essential for good health, it is also important that they are protected from a young age from the potential risks that the sun can also cause such as skin cancer in later years, sun stroke, skin damage and much more. 
Although it’s great to spend more time outdoors with your family and children, especially with summer being nearly in full swing, whether its rain, sleet, snow or shine, we believe that you should spend as much time outdoors purely for the benefit of your children. 
Read on to discover some of the reasons why we prioritise being outdoors so much and why you should too!  
 
Hopefully these benefits will give you an insight into why we like to often prioritise your child’s learning to include the outdoors, why the location of our nursery is where it is and why we encourage the children to explore, play and immerse themselves in nature and its surroundings as much as possible! 
 
Benefits Of Outdoor Play: 
 
Being out in the fresh air with all the insects, birds, plants and trees helps children learn from an early age to understand, explore and respect the environment around them. 
With more and more children spending the majority of their time indoors, they are surrounded by a range of technological devices that constantly bombard them, which can lead to increased stress and irritability in young children. Encouraging them to play outdoor can dramatically reduce this stress resulting in healthier and happier children! 
 
We think you would agree when we say that the internet has brought us parents amazing interactive games, films and video to give to our children that we never had access to or could benefit from, however what it doesn’t do is teach our children how to read. 
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