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100+ Recommended Reads for you and your little one.

Reading a book with your little one is fun – it’s a time for closeness, laughing and talking together. It can also help give your child a flying start in life and lead them to become lifelong readers.

We recently asked our parents for some of the books they love to share… check out their thoughts by downloading our recommended reads below!

recommended books for 0-5s

Just Childcare welcomes 50th nursery to the family!

We’re thrilled to announce that the Just Childcare family has reached a very exciting milestone: we now have 50 nurseries in our wonderful family!

We’d like to say a very big warm welcome to Kiddy Factory in Liverpool, the 50th nursery to join our group.

Our Director, David Johnson said,“We’re thrilled to welcome Kiddy Factory as the 50th nursery to join the Just Childcare group.  The nursery is in a great location and is known in the area for its wonderful team and excellent facilities.

“The last few years have seen Just Childcare go through a very exciting period of growth. Not only have we reached this key milestone of acquiring our 50th setting, we’ve also extended our reach to the South West of England, where we now have 13 nurseries.

“Kiddy Factory is a fantastic addition to the group, and we look forward to working alongside their team to provide local families with an exceptional level of care.”

Kiddy Factory – which has served the Speke area for over 10 years – features a large grassy outdoor area and 11 vibrant playrooms, including a soft play gymnasium and sensory room.  It has a great reputation in the community, and we’re very excited to work alongside their team!

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Stonehouse Childcare joins the Just Childcare family!

We’re thrilled to welcome Stonehouse Childcare, our beautiful new nursery in Leyland, to the Just Childcare family!

Stonehouse Nursery in Leyland

Stonehouse Childcare is now a part of our wonderful group of nurseries and we’re absolutely delighted to welcome the team members, children and parents to the group.

30 years of high-quality care and education in Leyland

Stonehouse Childcare is an Ofsted ‘Good’ setting, featuring vibrant and spacious playrooms as well as a large outdoor area complete with a sports field, outdoor classroom and even a maze. The nursery has a fantastic reputation in its community, having served families in Leyland for over 30 years.

Just Childcare’s Director, David Johnson said, “Stonehouse Childcare has a long-established reputation as one of the best nurseries in the Leyland area, providing exceptional care in a nurturing and inspiring environment.

“The setting is close to our nurseries in Preston and Chorley, and shares our ethos that children should be at the centre of everything we do, so naturally we see them as a perfect fit for the Just Childcare group.”

“We look forward to working alongside the nursery’s long-standing team of childcare professionals to develop the success of their settings further.”

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Just Childcare Welcomes 8 South West Nurseries to the Family!

We’re very excited to announce that our family has grown with the addition of eight nurseries in the Bristol and South Gloucestershire area!

Little Acorns and Stepping Stones are now part of our group of wonderful nurseries, and we’re absolutely delighted.

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Recipe: Tasty Toasted Pumpkin Seeds with Cinnamon

Halloween is coming and we all know what that means: it’s pumpkin time! Making a spooky pumpkin is a great way to get creative and have some messy fun with your child. But what about all those insides that go in the bin once the pumpkin has been hollowed out?

Don’t throw your pumpkin seeds away – make a delicious snack instead!

Use your pumpkin seeds to make a tasty Halloween snack

There’s no need for any parts of the pumpkin to go to waste. Not only can you use the flesh to cook a delicious Pumpkin Soup, you can also make a scrummy snack using the seeds! We’ve put together this simple ‘Toasted Pumpkin Seeds with Cinnamon’ recipe so you and your family can sit back and enjoy a healthy snack after all that carving.

The instructions involve wiping, rinsing, stirring and spreading – which means children of all ages can help you at different stages. So instead of throwing your seeds away this Halloween, why not have a bit more fun in the kitchen instead?

Click image below to download our quick and easy pumpkin seed recipe!

If you make our tasty cinnamon pumpkin seeds at home, we’d love to hear about it. Send us your photos and let us know how else you make use of your pumpkin leftovers on Facebook!