The Benefits of Being Bilingual

Though the world isn’t actually getting smaller, we now live in a world where non stop flights from the UK to Australia exist. So you get the point when we say that “the world is getting smaller”. Everyone can be connected in less than a minute thanks to the internet. We’re exploring more and more […]

Little White Lies

When we’re children our parents say that “honesty is the best policy” and we’re told “not to lie”. Then we grow up and realise just how often they’ve lied to us. Very rarely, they lie about big things, and we can only hope that it was for a good reason. More often, they’ve told us […]

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We’re thrilled to announce…

We’re delighted to announce that Shine Childcare has been nominated in the Nursery Training and Development Award in the annual NMT Nursery Awards! The awards are now in their 15th year and each year celebrate the best nursery workers and nurseries across the UK. This is a way to recognise and reward excellence in the […]

How to Choose a Nursery

The decision to send your child to nursery is a big step, you love them more than anything and you want to make sure your child is receiving only the best levels of care – you’re their parent after all. There are lots of options out there in terms of nurseries, and choosing between them can […]

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Ofsted – What do you need to know?

At Shine Childcare, we love to talk about our outstanding Ofsted grade – it’s one of our proudest achievements. All of our sites have the top outstanding classification for their fantastic settings which reflects the brilliant work that we do with the children in our care. But what exactly is Ofsted and why is it […]

Learning New Words

Children learn new words incredibly quickly. In fact, the human brain is designed to start learning words from birth. Whether children are learning English, Spanish or Urdu, everyone starts out learning a language in the same way, with three stages to master.   Learning sounds   Did you know that all over the world, in […]