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Dark and mysterious world of children's picture book maverick, Benji Davies

Michaela Mildenhall (30-Oct-17)

The multi-talented Benji Davies, part of a cool new breed of illustrators, has revealed he wrote his latest book, The Grotlyn, to conquer his 'childhood fear of the dark'. 'The Storm Whale' author tells us about his love for the.....

Picture book helps children make sense of Granny's dementia

Melissa McAlees (26-Oct-17)

Sometimes Granny doesn't remember my name. It’s like hundreds of names are spinning around in her head and she just picks one. She does unusual things too. She gets lost in her own house and puts orange juice on her cereal. What's.....

Best thing about working in a Reggio nursery 'is the ethos of community'

Michaela Mildenhall (24-Oct-17)

Nicola Cargill works at Little Learners Childcare Corby, a nursery in Northamptonshire inspired by the Reggio Emilio approach. Here, she talks about her love of working in a Reggio nursery, with its philosophy of flexibility, encouraging.....

Nose-blowing stations and hugs make Cuddles nursery group 'outstanding'

Angeline Albert (19-Oct-17)

While many nurseries let staff be cuddled but never allow them to cuddle children, the Cuddles Day Nursery group feels no such qualms. Its nurseries let staff embrace children whenever required, if it means the child gets the emotional.....

Bilingual nursery gives children gift of language

Melissa McAlees (02-Oct-17)

Little Linguists Nursery School Ltd is the only French bilingual nursery in the London borough of Wandsworth and was founded by a local working mum, Daniella Goodman. Like most parents, choosing a nursery for her son was ‘a.....