25th January 2023 Early Years Foundation Stage All Posts

Share the Love With Wellbeing Prizes This Valentine’s Day!

It’s almost Valentine’s Day, and to celebrate, we are launching a special Instagram competition for our community to win a bunch of lovely wellbeing prizes! 💖

Valentine’s Day is the perfect chance to spread love and laughter, and we want to provide you with all of the resources you need to share some positivity with your children! 

You could Win Wellbeing Prizes for your setting including the following prizes in collaboration with Zimpli Kids, Boogie Mites and Carla’s Treasure. ❤️️💖 

Prize Pack includes:

  • Connect Childcare – ABC of Early Years Education Paperback
  • Zimpli Kids – The Zimpli Kids Gelli Spa Kit x 12
  • Boogie Mites – digital resources for 3 songs focussed around Love our Planet, Love Nature and Love Food themes (Do Re Mi, Watch It Grow and Chocolate Cake)
  • Carla’s Treasure – A Heart Shaped Sensory Basket

To participate do the following over on Instagram:

1. Like the post 

2. Follow us @connectchildcare

3. Follow @zimplikids, @boogiemites and @carlastreasure

For extra entries, tag a friend below and share our post to your story! 

🤙🏼 We will announce the winner on our social channels on the 7th February 2023, so stay tuned and good luck! 

What you can win:

ZimpliKids Gelli Spa x 12

Allow children to treat themselves to a DIY Spa trip this Valentine’s Day with the wonderful Gelli Spa kits from ZimpliKids. Our prize bundle will contain 12 of these kits to utilise at your nursery setting this February.

The Gelli Spa features an inflatable foot spa, massaging marbles, essential oil, a pedicure set and 5 bags of Pink Gelli Powder so that children can create their own spa experience for themselves! Once your 5 bags of Gelli Powder run out, you can easily restock with Gelli Play or Gelli Baff so these kits will last for a long time. 

Boogie Mites Love Themed Song Bundle

February is a time for thinking about things we love! Our planet helps us to grow and flourish, and we must look after it.  Let’s think about ways we can reuse and recycle, by banging, tapping and singing along with the recycling-themed song Do Re Mi!

We love nature, and the song Watch It Grow is a catchy, upbeat number, all about how we can plant a seed and watch it grow into something beautiful.

Chocolate Cake is a fun song, all about the rhythm in words.  Using a strong and steady beat, we can tap along to some of the words in a very delicious meal!  This song also comes with a blank version, so that you can focus on other food items that the children suggest.  Perhaps create a healthy-living version, and use this as a talking point for loving ourselves and our bodies!

The prize winner will receive the Love themed mini song pack which features:

  • 3 songs focussed around Love our Planet, Love Nature and Love Food themes (Do Re Mi, Watch It Grow and Chocolate Cake) as downloadable audio files
  • For each song, an instructor video, and an in-setting video
  • Tips for leading each song
  • Lyrics

Carla’s Treasure Heart Shaped Sensory Basket 

Sensory play is a valuable part of early years learning and you can provide this to your children this year in a sustainable way with the lovely heart shaped sensory basket from Carla’s Treasure. 

This sensory / treasure basket collection offers a multi-sensory learning experience and it contains:

  • 1 wooden barrel
  • 3 wooden spoons
  • 1 wooden spatula
  • 2 large wooden rings
  • 1 wooden honey dipper
  • 1 loofah
  • 1 wooden scoop
  • 1 sponge
  • 1 wooden buttons
  • 2 wooden balls
  • 2 wooden cups
  • 1 rolling pin,
  • 1 painting brush
  • 2 wooden napkin holders

Coming in its own 34cm heart shaped willow basket, it provides a sustainable alternative to plastic sensory toys and the willow basket is durable and usable for a number of other things. 

The ABC of Early Years Education Paperback

Almost 60 pages of free expert advice and guidance for your teams

Our final prize is our very own ABC of Early Years Education Paperback!

Set out in an alphabet-style format, The ABC of Early Years Education brings together 26 of the sector’s expert voices, sharing insight, top tips, activities, and resources with childcare professionals. With 26 letters to cover, the download features a vast array of early years topics – including big emotions, wellbeing, Ofsted, outdoor play, data security, inclusivity, sustainability, nutrition, and many more.

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