Abacus Ark Blog
19 January 2018 • Our Team
At Abacus Ark, it is important for us to recognise the achievements of everyone, celebrating the milestones of our children and the accomplishments of our Teaching team. 2017 saw a year of amazing growth and achievements for everyone at Abacus Ark.
Our annual Abacus Ark Awards Party offers a chance for us to celebrate this gr...
Christmas Shopping Tips
15 December 2017 • Parent Advice
Christmas is just around the corner and the question ‘What can I buy?’ is hovering on everyone’s lips!
Buying for children in the early years can be confusing as there are so many toys and activities that are appropriate for their different stages of development.
I’ve put together some tips to help you choose the perfect gift....
Safeguarding at Abacus Ark
12 October 2017 • Parent Advice
Putting your trust in a stranger to take care of your precious child is not an easy task for any parent. However, many parents have no choice but to entrust childcare professionals to look after their child and hope they have made the right decision. When looking for a childcare provider, a parents main priority is to ensure that their child wil...
Make toys your friend by Miss Evi (Deputy Manager at Wandsworth)
04 September 2017 • Parent Advice
It would be a safe bet to say that most of you, at some point, have experienced pure anxiety moments feeling lost and frustrated when having to choose a toy to buy browsing through the aisles, or when entering your home, you’re bombarded with teeny tiny toys in your living room or when opening your handbag to get your purse out but grabbing a di...
Benefits of Learning Outside by Miss Hayley (Nursery Manager at Wandsworth)
02 August 2017 • Parent Advice
In this modern age, it is extremely important that children learn outside the classroom with the support of those closest to them.
Whether this is physical exercise in the park or a mind-blowing family outing to a new place, children will learn to take calculated risks and explore the outside world while learning valuable life lessons.
24 July 2017 • Food
Teaching children about healthy eating at an early age is crucial in laying the foundations for choices that they may make in later life. A healthy diet is essential to promote good wellbeing and will have a positive effect a child’s behaviour, moods and concentration and ability to learn.
Here are some ideas about how to encourage healt...
National Storytelling Week
28 May 2017 • Learning at home activities
Once upon time…
We have been telling stories for centuries and the activity of sharing a narrative or story has been a social event, whether, for entertainment, educational or cultural purposes- and we all love to hear a good story! The earliest form of storytelling began as a combination of gestures and expressions to convey a situatio...
International Families Day
15 May 2017 • Parent Advice
The definition of Family ‘Unit of people related by blood or marriage’ or ‘Descendants of a common ancestor’.
The meaning of ‘Family’, in the purest sense of the word is the biological or legal ties that bind a group of people together. It’s our heritage, lineage and history.
But in 2017 families go beyond the nuclear 2.4 child hou...