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Why Should I Choose a Holiday Club this Summer?

For those of us who work full time, the approaching summer holiday can be a nightmare. We want to give our children an enjoyable break from a year of hard work but keeping them entertained or finding suitable childcare isn’t easy. However, there are lots of options out there and holiday clubs are among the…

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Play Opportunities you can Provide at Home

At Smartkidz Play and Learn, our staff are trained in PARS Playwork practice. Their role is to protect and facilitate the act of play with little adult interference. Playwork allows the opportunity for play that promotes imagination and creativity, builds resilience through risk taking, aids social skills, and improves physical and mental health. In practice,…

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5 Benefits of Outdoor Play

Outdoor play can be great fun, it allows children to explore their environment at full throttle. When you’re outside you can engage your whole body, shout at the top of your voice, run as fast as you can, fall over, roll around and get filthy. However, there is a reason why children seem to go…

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After School Clubs: 5 things you didn’t know

After school clubs are often overlooked and misunderstood. Many schools and families view them as a convenient necessity or as that extra bit tacked on to the end of a school day. However, they can much more than that. The staff at most after school clubs plan and prepare all year round to make that…

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Summer Holiday Play Experiences Bingo + Summer Play-scheme

35 things to do outdoors this Summer: How many can you do? Smartkidz Summer Holiday Experiences Bingo With technology and electronic entertainment becoming more and more sophisticated children are finding new reasons to stay indoors. A recent study by the national trust found that children spend half the time playing outside that their parents did.…

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What Can You do if You Need Short Term Childcare in Cambridge?

Finding yourself without childcare at short notice can be a real nightmare. Has your annual leave been cancelled because of a work emergency? Have your usual childcare options fallen through? Sometimes even family or friends can let us down at the last minute. Did they forget to tell you that they’re away next week? Are…

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