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Storytelling and reading forms a vital foundation for children’s learning and is proven to make a positive impact on their long-term success.

But, in recent years we’ve seen that only 20 per cent of parents are now reading a bedtime story to their children every night*, as parents balance busy lives and new technology for young children.

This month we are looking at ways to rekindle our love of reading and telling stories to our children. Check out our Top Tips on Storytelling.

Did you know?

"If you read just one book a day to your child they will have been exposed to 1825 books by their 5th birthday."

As carers and parents telling stories is a wonderful opportunity to spend time together. Whether it is engaging children in a story about your family, experiences or bring a story from a book come to life with silly voices and expression.

This February to help celebration National Storytelling week, we are launching our Top Tips for ‘Creating a love of storytelling’. We will also be celebrating the art of storytelling in our nurseries with parent partnership events, stories through puppet shows and story bags and lots more. We will also be providing each child, (over 2000 children across our 20 nurseries and out of school clubs) with a new book for them to take home and read with their family.
Head of Childcare, Annie Tierney, has created Top Tips on how to engage our children in reading; how to bring to stories to life and create lifelong love of books and storytelling.

“We want to encourage our children to fall in love with stories, because of the memories that are created when they snuggle up and read them with someone they love.” Annie Tierney, Head of Childcare

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Want a copy of Annie’s top tips to print out – find it here>>


*Novotel Survey October 2019


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A free flow nursery with great outdoor facilities.
Features include Homely and friendly atmosphere
Free flow and natural approach
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Great Burstead Before & After School Club

Based in St Mary Magdalene Church Hall in Billericay, our club is a fun, engaging, and calming environment. Somewhere for the children to relax before and after school.
Features include Large secure garden
For children +4 years
7am to 7pm out of school care
Pick up from St Peter's, South Green, Sunnymede and Quilters Schools
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Hainault nursery

A large, friendly nursery with great outdoor space and facilities
Features include Experienced team who speak multiple languages
Warm and friendly atmosphere
Spacious, light, airy rooms
Beautiful secure gardens
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Harlow nursery based in the Harlow Leisurezone

Our Nursery and Pre-School is rated as GOOD by Ofsted. We offer exceptional childcare and early years education to children from birth up to 5 years.
Features include Secure outside play area
Creche facility available
Home from home, family feel
Full days, half days and sessions available
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Mayflower Nursery in Billericay

Graded GOOD by Ofsted and located in Mayflower School grounds. We offer exceptional childcare and early years education to children aged from birth up to 5 years.
Features include Healthy Eating 5* Award
Two large secure gardens with outdoor classroom
Natural approach to egnite imaginations
Five spacious rooms with sleeping areas
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Quilters Before and After School Club

Working in partnership with Quilters school, we are delighted to be running the onsite out of school childcare
Features include Onsite building
Holiday Club
Wrap around care 7am - 7pm
Pick up from after school clubs
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