Easter is just around the corner and that means one thing for children…chocolate and lots of it! Between the Easter Bunny’s visit, egg hunts and treats from family and friends, children can end up getting A LOT of chocolate all at once. While it is important to celebrate and enjoy treats every now and again,
‘Mum where’s my tablet?!’,‘Dad can I use your phone?’ There’s no doubt about it, technological devices are quickly replacing children’s toys these days. However, the negative impact of technology is starting to show in children’s development recently – particularly with regards to their imaginative thinking and creativity. With the new world we are living in,
This is a nice simple Valentine’s recipe that can be made with your children. The biscuits look very cute and can be given to a loved one or will make a nice lunchbox surprise! This is just a basic shortbread recipe but I have reduced the sugar content by half to make it more suitable
Food intolerances are becoming increasingly common these days but that doesn’t mean that pancakes are off the menu! Thanks to Chef Gill’s recipe, none of our little ones had to miss out on the treats at Beacon Court this Pancake Day. This recipe is egg and dairy free and therefore is also suitable for vegans.
In the second part of our ‘Super Shakes for Wellbeing’ series, Chef Rohan shows us how to incorporate super food vegetables into your breakfast smoothie…and yes they do taste great! These shakes are choc-a-bloc with fantastic nutrients for the body and are suitable for adults and children alike. They are also quick and simple to
This is the ideal meal for this time of year – tasty, warming, healthy…and best of all quick! Chef Gill’s Quick & Easy Vegetable Noodle Stir Fry is easy to prepare, ready in minutes and a great way to get in your five-a-day. Plus it’s bursting with flavour! To add more protein just include pan fried chicken or prawns.
Smoothie makers and juicers have become very popular in the last year with all kinds of blenders coming on the market. However, you do not need a Nutri-Bullet to make any of these shakes – a hand blender or blender attachment will work just as well! With all the colds and bugs going around at
After the over indulgence of the festive season, January is normally a lean month with most people looking for healthy recipes. However, the cold, dreary weather also make us crave our favourite comfort foods! Chef Rohan has the perfect solution with this week’s recipe – a quick, tasty and low fat meal that is ideal
1. Make goals together Setting and achieving goals is an integral part of a happy life. Get children involved in New Year’s resolutions to help them understand the importance of growing and improving. Ask everyone to set one goal for the next year whether it be drinking more water, trying more vegetables or keeping their
Park Academy Childcare are excited to announce that a large number of our Beacon Court team have recently completed the ‘Hanen Teacher Talk Programme’ in association with Beacon Audiology. This unique programme, which focuses on linguistic development, equips educators with all the strategies they need to create a rich and stimulating learning environment for the
Christmas is a time for family and fun but it can also be a sedentary holiday for many. Keeping children active will benefit their health and help balance any overindulgence from selection boxes! It is also a good way to release some of the excited energy that the festive season brings. Here are Coach Eamonn’s
Mince pies are a festive favourite among all ages but traditional mince pies often have a very strong taste which young children dislike. They also usually contain a certain amount of alcohol. This recipe is a bit lighter with no alcohol, so it should be ideal for younger children. This is also a nice activity