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03/02/17

OFSTED Report

We recently received a very good ofsted inspection, which we are all proud to share. The Ofsted Inspector

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16/12/16

FUR-ever Friends

At Circus Day Nursery and Pre School, we cherish the benefits of keeping pets, to enhance development and learning. For

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26/02/16

“Messing around” at Circus!

Play comes so naturally to young children and we witness this from almost the time they come into the world. 

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04/11/15

Babies and their development

Babies are receptive to open minded learning and are more connected in the brain than adults, mainly due to more

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30/03/15

Benefits of Ukulele 4- OPPORTUNITIES FOR CHILDREN TO TEACH OTHERS

In this blog I have looked at the opportunities that arises when children teach others, “others” to not only

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24/03/15

The benefits of playing a 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

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18/02/15

Playing The Ukulele Benefits Part 2 -Increased Self Awareness

In Part 2 of Sarah’s articles on the benefits of playing the Ukulele she discuses Increased Self Awareness- (physical) Hands-

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18/02/15

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

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28/01/15

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

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03/11/14

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

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16/09/14

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

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12/06/14

Anger in Play

The following is a guest post (the second in a series of three) from Carla Saunders the founder of Parenting

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03/06/14

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

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20/05/14

Magical thinking

The following is a guest post (one of a series of three) from Carla Saunders the founder of Parenting From

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06/11/13

Meet Hayley Circus Day Nursery’s New Early Years Professional

Hello my name is Hayley, I joined Circus Day Nursery at the beginning of September appointed as Early Years Professional/

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24/07/13

Act Of Kindness from Circus Day Nursery Practitioner Praised By Cheltenham Mum

Circus Day Nursery recently received a wonderful letter from a local Cheltenham Mum praising one of our team members for

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09/05/13

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

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28/02/13

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

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15/02/13

Chef Andy & Chef Sian’s Chicken Pie Served At Circus Day Nursery

Chicken Pie at Circus Day Nursery As you may or may not know, we regularly post recipes created by our own

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13/02/13

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

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22/01/13

Circus Day Nursery’s own Chef Andy’s Fish Pie Recipe

With the weather turning chilly and snow (gasp) falling all over the country we can’t think of a better comfort

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10/01/13

Special Offers at Circus Day Nursery – Aquatots Baby Swimming

  You might have seen on our Facebook page a few weeks ago that we advertised a special offer for all

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23/11/12

Circus’ Child Friendly Guide to the Cotswolds – Christmas in Cirencester

This month in Circus’ Child Friendly Guide to the Cotswolds we feature some of the family friendly Christmas activities in

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25/10/12

Chef Andy’s Healthy Recipes for Children

Our Chef Andy from Circus Day Nursery here in Cheltenham will be putting together one of your children’s favourite recipes

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18/10/12

Special Offers At Circus Day Nursery – Photography for Little People

You’ll be pleased to know that Photography for Little People in Cheltenham has

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12/10/12

The Circus Rainy Day Children’s Activity Guide – Halloween Edition

We seem to be starting quite a few new features on our blog and Facebook page recently and here’s one

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03/10/12

Circus’ Child Friendly Guide to the Cotswolds – 1st Post!

We at Circus Day Nursery have decided to start a new monthly feature for parents – Circus’ Child Friendly

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14/09/12

The New EYFS, Circus Day Nursery and Your Little Ones

We promised in our last blog post more detail for you on the revised, simpler framework for the EYFS that was

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17/08/12

Circus Children Enjoy Consistent Care Over Summer Hols

So many UK parents are breathing a sigh of relief that the summer holidays will be coming to a

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25/07/12

When Baby Robins, Much Loved Pets and Other Animals Die

Those of you following our Facebook Posts will have noticed our engaging story about the robin’s nest we were

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19/07/12

Outdoor Fun for your Children this Summer

In the summer it always seems like a good idea to get children outside for some activity when the weather

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05/07/12

Why Teach Your Kids to Cook?

It might seem like inviting your small child to cook with you could create more Kitchen Nightmares than even 

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21/06/12

Favourite Lunch Recipes for Children – Part Two

As parents we know how important it is for our children to eat a healthy balanced diet rich in fruits

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30/05/12

Favourite Lunch Recipes for Children – Part One

Jamie Oliver woke us all up to how important it is for our children to eat healthy – at school and

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30/11/11

A Familiar Face Takes on Leader of our Under Two’s

My name is Lisa and I have been a loyal member of the Circus Day Nursery team for the last

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29/11/11

Teaching Babies to Swim – A Mother’s Story

When I had my first son 26 years ago, I didn’t know a lot of things about babies or teaching

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15/11/11

What Does the EYFS Mean to You and Your Child?

The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) is a single quality framework to support children’s learning and development from Birth to

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11/10/11

Article from The Economist With Interesting Study Results on Working Mums

Have you seen this article from The Economist? entitled Work and parenting: Motherly love? It provides the result of a study

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04/09/11

Meet our New Early Years Professional At Circus

My name is Casey and I was employed in May 2011 to take

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19/08/11

Mini Stages Comes to Circus

  “Confidence through performance” Ages 6 months to 4 years Caroline Mander has twenty

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02/06/11

Benefits of Outdoor Play at Circus Day Nursery

The world once offered an array of free play to young children. Children used to have more access to the

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03/05/11

MP’s Suggest Ofsted Should Be Spilt in Two

This recent article from the Parenta Blog raises awareness to Ofsted as a services regulator and its ineffectiveness

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01/04/11

Healthy Eating at Circus Day Nursery

Jamie Oliver inspired many of us, with his national education campaign in schools, to improve standards in supporting parents with

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04/01/11

Attachment Parenting – the Most Important Gift You Can Give Your Child

Today we’d like to continue our discussion on Attachment Parenting with a contribution from Hannya Melrose. Hannya’s interest in working with attachment

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12/01/11

Attachment Theory and Brain Development

In our last blog post we began discussing the principles of Attachment Theory and how we at Circus Day Nursery

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05/01/11

Attachment Theory and Childcare at Circus Day Nursery

The testimonial below is from a parent from Circus Day Nursery.  We feel this perfectly encapsulates the warmth, and loving

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23/11/10

Welcome to the circus day nursery blog

Our aim with starting this blog is to provide parents with informative support and knowledge in relation to nursery life,