06 Feb 2020

Behind the scenes with our suppliers – Furniture

We’re super excited to announce that we’ve teamed up with one of our amazing suppliers to give you a behind the scenes FIRST on how our furniture products are made. PLUS we’re giving you the chance to WIN a paper storage unit worth £1,147.20!

12 Apr 2022

Supporting Characteristics of Ef...

As we know, it is important for us as practitioners to nurture and develop the Characteristics of Effective Teaching and learning within our settings. We want children to have the vital skills that encourage them to become lifelong learners. These characteristics focus on how children learn, the thinking that takes […]

22 Mar 2022

10 top tips for improving postur...

Back pain is the leading cause of disability amongst the UK’s working-age population.  Recent research shows that increasing numbers of children are suffering too, with 72% of primary and 64% of secondary children reporting back and/or neck pain during the past year at school – and this doesn’t include the […]

09 Mar 2022

How to Improve Postural Health i...

Enabling healthier environments for all Lorna Taylor is a Chartered Physiotherapist and founder of the Jolly Back range – award-winning and original products which improve posture and wellbeing, including the award-winning Jolly Back Chair. Lorna specialises in supporting adults and children working and learning in early years and primary settings. […]

07 Feb 2022

3 Valentines Day Craft Ideas

Want to make a gift for a loved one this Valentines Day? Get inspired with these art and craft ideas from @playful_porter Love Bug Boxes These cute love bug Valentines boxes can be filled with loveheart sweets or chocolates to give to those we care about. Such an easy make […]

08 Nov 2019

The Good Fight - Stressing About...

Following on from the stress in teacher’s blog, Mr Brooker talks about stress in pupils.

Did you know 1 in 8 children have a diagnosable mental health disorder – that’s roughly 3 children in every classroom?

05 Nov 2019

The Good Fight - Stressed Much?

Mr Brooker talks about stress in teachers as this week heralds the arrival of National Stress Awareness day, always on the first Wednesday of November.

04 Nov 2019

How to Make a Pine Cone Squirrel

Ahhh autumn – what’s not to love? We get to dig out our cosy clothes and enjoy delicious, hand warming beverages infused with our favourite seasonal spices. Not to forget the earthy autumn air and the soothing sound of crunching leaves beneath our feet.

01 Nov 2019

How to Make a Pine Cone Hedgehog

These hedgehogs are not only fun to make for all primary school children, but they’re perfect for working younger children’s fine motor skills too.

21 Oct 2019

Do you know what 'No Pens Day We...

Did you know it’s No Pens Day Wednesday on the 13th November? No Pens Day Wednesday encourages schools and settings to put down their pens and run a day of speaking and listening activities.