Strawberry Fields

strawberry fields

It’s the season for strawberries; the nation’s favourite fruits are at their best: plump, juicy and full of sweetness and flavour. Not only that, they are packed full of vitamins and are a great way of adding a healthy boost to your child’s diet.  Picking strawberries can be a great activity to do with young […]

Childcare Heroes: BF Skinner


A pioneer in the field of child development was psychologist BF Skinner, born in 1902. His theory of operant conditioning, where a child’s desired behaviour is rewarded or positively reinforced, is still respected and applied today in many childcare settings.  At The Childcare Academy, we also admire his emphasis on encouraging a love of reading […]

Little Crab Soothes Children at The Childcare Academy


A book published this month by Olympia Publishers is a firm favourite at The Childcare Academy. The book helps with anxiety in children and is a great success.  Anxiety is a normal part of growing up. Just like adults, children can feel anxious for all sorts of reasons. For example, from 6 months to 3 […]