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OFSTED Report

We recently received a very good Ofsted inspection, which we are all proud to share. The Ofsted Inspector was extremely impressed with our setting, the outstanding friendly staff team work exceptionally hard to go that extra mile, when it comes to caring for your...

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FUR-ever Friends

At Circus Day Nursery and Pre School, we cherish the benefits of keeping pets, to enhance development and learning. For many reasons we feel it is such a healthy connection for young children and here’s some reasoning behind our FUR-ever friends! A quick glimpse...

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“Messing Around” at Circus!

Play comes so naturally to young children and we witness this from almost the time they come into the world. They play with their hands, through sounds and as they develop, use almost anything to create interaction. Play brings joy but it also serves to develop skills...

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Babies and their Development

Babies are receptive to open minded learning and are more connected in the brain than adults, mainly due to more neural pathway’s being available in the young brain than in the adult brain. As we get older our brains strengthen in the areas most often used and weaken...

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The Benefits of Playing the Ukulele – Part 3

Here is part 3 of Sarah’s thoughts on the benefits of playing a Ukulele. An improved ability to work as a team and an increasing confidence and ability to share with and trust, others. As outlandish as my claims seem to be, the playing of an instrument in a group...

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Let’s Make Music… Benefits of Playing the Ukulele

We all know there are benefits to playing a musical instrument. In the first post of 4 here is Sarah, who teaches Ukulele here at Circus, explaining  the first benefit  an increase in “core” and manual strength and dexterity. Whilst I assume that some  of the  more...

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Let’s Make Some Music at Circus!

Albert Einstein’s teacher told his parents that he was ‘stupid’ and incapable of learning, because of his inability to take test and pass grades. Sadly he was labelled and pre judged as a child, but in time began to study a musical instrument. Years later Albert...

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Happy 17th Birthday to Circus Day Nursery

On the 5th of November, Circus will begin it’s 17th year and what better way to enjoy a birthday but with a cake, celebrations with our adorable children and staff team. Our setting located in Pittville Circus Road and aptly named Circus Day Nursery opened in November...

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A Touching Testimonial From The Parents of Eli and Otis

We get many testimonials from parents both past and present here at Circus Day Nursery and you can read a selection of them here on our website. Sometimes though we get a testimonial from a parent that touches us so much we want to share it in a way thats more...

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Anger in Play

The following is a guest post (the second in a series of three) from Carla Saunders the founder of Parenting From The Inside Out. Carla is an experienced and qualified child behaviour expert (ex NHS). She can help parents to first understand and then to find solutions...

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Gardeners Question Time – with a Difference!

It could be said that a wise parent is like a gardener who works with what he has in his garden and also decides what he wants to add. He realises he cannot control the characteristics of the flowers, when they bloom, their scent and colour; but he can add those...

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Magical Thinking

The following is a guest post (one of a series of three) from Carla Saunders the founder of Parenting From The Inside Out. Carla is an experienced and qualified child behaviour expert (ex NHS). She can help parents to first understand and then to find solutions for...

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Chef Andy’s Vegetable Curry Recipe

We’ve been posting recipes popular with the children of Circus Day Nursery here in Cheltenham on the blog for a few months now.   Our own Chef Andy develops these healthy dishes just for your little ones. Today we are featuring another of these recipes: Vegetable...

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Blenheim Palace – A Great Family Day Out for Mothering Sunday

Blenheim Palace South Lawn. Photo used with permission from Blenheim Palace. We can’t think of a better day out for a family with small children than a visit to Blenheim Palace in Woodstock, Oxfordshire – especially if you are looking for an idea of how to celebrate...

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The Circus Snowy Day Kid’s Activity Guide

With the weather being so cold and snowy many parents are having a hard time getting their kids out and about in Cheltenham to engage in activities.  So we at Circus Day Nursery wanted to give you some ideas for fun and productive things you could do with your...

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