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Home-schooling help from Anouska’s

19 January 2021 / Families /

With February half term just a few weeks away, our onsite OFSTED registered nursery, Anouska’s, have shared some top tips for keeping your pre-schoolers busy whilst you’re all indoors. Parents who are home-schooling younger children full time will also want to read up…

Activity Ideas

Kids Crafts

It can be overwhelming trying to find the right materials and establishing a new routine. However, no one expects parents to act as teachers or childcare providers – or to be able to provide all the activities that a nursery might. While children gain a lot from nursery, things that parents do at home can help their development. Try the following activities together:

Playdough Recipe


Children love making, playing, creating, and building with playdough, and as well as being lots of fun, it also provides opportunities for learning! Why not give our easy recipe a go?



  1. Mix the flour and salt in a large bowl. In a separate bowl mix together the water, a few drops of food colouring and the oil.
  2. Pour the coloured water into the flour mix and bring together with a spoon.
  3. Dust a work surface with a little flour and turn out the dough. Knead together for a few minutes to form a smooth, pliable dough. If you want a more intense colour you can work in a few extra drops of food colouring.
  4. Store in a plastic sandwich bag (squeeze out the air) in the fridge to keep it fresh.

Online Resources

Anouska's Kids Club

Finally, try not to feel too overwhelmed as there are so many resources that can help you with home-schooling. Here are some links to explore for yourself:

Our term time nursery, Anouska’s is open 8am – 6pm with 16 places, accommodating children from 2 – 5 years old, with funding spaces also available. If you would like more information, or to make an enquiry please click below to email our team.

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