Based in North Crawley, Wellies Day Nursery is located in the perfect rural environment for your child to grow, explore, learn and have fun. 
 
Now in our 30th year running, Wellies has grown and developed a considerable amount and we are often looking for wonderful staff to join our ever-growing team! 
 
2019 has been a huge year for Wellies Day Nursery and the lady behind it all reflects on the year and what 2020 has in store for Wellies! 
 
As the days draw in and temperatures drop, you may be tempted to leave exercising with your child until the lighter days come back. Don't!  
 
Stay active throughout autumn and winter with our top tips! 
Sharing stories and reading books every day helps your child’s development in lots of ways. 
 
The importance of reading cannot be emphasised enough in young children, and we as parents need to make every day reading a high priority whether it’s reading a book at a play cafe or reading a book before bed. 
 
Having a baby is one of the biggest life changes that you'll experience. Becoming a parent is a major life milestone for everyone and having a baby is probably one of the most life-changing events you will ever experience! 
 
There is something very special about holidays abroad with your children; from seeing their faces light up as they splash in the sea to their curiosity over eating new food, there are a host of new memories waiting to be made while away! However, taking children away on holiday means you’re removing your little one from their comfort zone and are placing them in a series of unfamiliar situations. So before embarking on your family holiday there are many important things for you to take into consideration to ensure that your time away runs as smoothly as possible. 
Young children are fascinated with exploring and the outside environment. One of the most important ways our children learn is by getting out into the world and exploring! Using real objects as toys is a great way to encourage creative exploration. Children of all ages can benefit from – and really enjoy – using real objects as toys, but when children are in the initial stages of learning to identify and name objects, it is especially beneficial. 
 
We all know that young children learn through watching the world around them. But did you also know that your child, no matter what age are always learning by observing your behaviour? Without explicit instructions most children know how to do things like press a button to turn a light on or pull down a handle to open a door, all through observing others! 
 
Your child sees you use numbers every single day in various different ways from dividing up strawberries onto separate plates for snack time to adding up money from your purse, but how can you help them develop their numeracy skills? 
Look. Listen. Touch. Smell. Taste. Five fundamental elements of life that we often take for granted. When we talk about the senses, most children over a certain age can list them off without problem. Any and all of these can be incorporated into sensory play. 
It's not just children who have difficulty with sensory integration who can benefit from sensory play. The truth is, all children need help learning how to use their senses. 
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