25th March 2019

Showcasing King’s Park Day Nursery

King’s Park Day Nursery in Prescot were the winners of our recent Storybook competition, getting over 1,600 likes on their favourite book, Whatever Next by Jill Murphy. Their prize? 5 copies of their books, a bundle of resources to inspire continued learning AND a full day’s session with Professional Storyteller Jake Evans. Our Marketing Coordinator,…

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18th March 2019

Creative Storytelling.

How to tell your own stories. The theme of this year’s World Book Day was ‘Share a Story’. So we asked Professional Storyteller, Jake Evans to come back to Connect HQ and give us some tips on making up your own stories. Jake has built a career on telling meaningful and emotive stories. Here Jake…

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11th March 2019

Nursery groups to help shape future of Connect

Large nursery providers have been given the opportunity to help shape the future of the nursery software business Connect Childcare. 35 large providers were invited to an interactive workshop at Connect’s new 9,000 sq ft premises in Nelson, Lancashire, where they learned about the company’s future plans and asked for their valuable opinions. The event…

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5th March 2019

Professional Storytelling Tips…

In the words of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, “There are many little ways to enlarge your child’s world. A love of books is best of all”. Here at Connect we couldn’t agree more. With World Book Day fast approaching and the success of our recent storybook competition, we spoke to professional Storyteller, Jake Evans about his…

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8th February 2019

Achieving more through Training & Development

Co-op Childcare takes home NMT Nursery Training and Development Award 2018 In this blog we ask Babita Saroy, Quality Excellence Manager at Co-op Childcare, on her thoughts around winning the award – and the hard work the whole team put in to get there. We are so thrilled to have secured such a prestigious award,…

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23rd January 2019

Enhancing learning in an indoor environment

Fennies Day Nursery & Preschool in Horley have been crowned the winners of the best Indoor Learning Environment at the 2018 NMT awards in December. Following their amazing win, the team at Fennies told us about what makes their Indoor Environment so outstanding… Inspired Learning Approaches The team at Fennies were recognised for adopting a…

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18th January 2019

Making Tax Digital for Nurseries 

Making tax digital is part of HMRC’s initiative to become one of the most digitally advanced tax administrations in the world. In a nutshell, Making Tax Digital (MTD) requires companies to submit their VAT returns via digital accounts software instead of logging into HMRC and submitting it themselves. The list of accounting software that can…

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21st December 2018

How safe is your data this Christmas?

Previous data breach scandals have proven that companies are more susceptible to hacking over the christmas and new year period. With IT staff off on annual leave, companies are more vulnerable than ever and hackers make the most of the vulnerability and increase their efforts. Here at Connect Childcare we are committed to protecting your…

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