August 20, 2019

Whether you’re a parent of a two year old or have a whole roomful of two year olds in your early years setting, you’ll know that their behaviour can be challenging! However, I get really upset when people call it the ‘Terrible Twos’, because they’re not really being te...

June 7, 2019

Do you have a passion for early education and childcare?

The Wise Owls Family is growing and so we are looking for wonderful people to help develop the nursery into an exceptional early learning and childcare centre, focusing on child-led play and outdoor learning. Th...

March 19, 2019

Not long to go until the Spring Bank Holidays. Lovely long lie-ins until 11am, staying in your PJs all day. No wait!!! Your kids' energy levels don't go down in the holidays (unless they are teenagers!) they go up!! They are raring to go and it's sometimes hard to know...

January 26, 2019

I have to admit, it's a steep learning curve for me too, so here's what I've found on the support that parents can get for childcare...

Funded early learning and childcare is free to parents, but funded by the Scottish Government.  You can get up to 600 hours of funded...

December 29, 2018

Imagine, you're pregnant and you're pretty sick of hearing all the horror stories from other people about birth. You've had a long day - or week -  at work but you have your hypnobirthing class to look forward to. You'll be welcomed with a refreshing drink, get to sit...

December 5, 2018

We've done all the hunting for you so you don't have're welcome!

Wondering what gifts you could get your Bush Craft loving muck monster? Vicky and Catherine have come up with 6 ideas ranging from stocking fillers to under the tree gifts and we think you'll agr...

October 29, 2018

After our hugely successful October Holidays Bush Craft sessions for primary aged children, we are delighted to offer after school sessions for budding survival experts.

We are based a 15 minute walk from our very own designated private woodland area and we will be offe...

October 29, 2018

**Update** We changed the "Woodland Wednesdays" to a Thursday due to demand!

We live in the most beautiful town, surrounded by the most beautiful countryside, hills and woods. All the evidence points towards outdoor education improving health and well-being, physical fi...

October 5, 2018

Thought I'd document what's been happening, so you can see we've not been twiddling our thumbs and also share our pain/frustration - sharing is caring, after all! Also, in years to come, I'll be able to look back at this chapter of the project and reminisce how stressf...

March 12, 2018

Although we won't be open in time for you to register your pre-schooler 'free sessions' with us in April, you might want to consider that, once we open, we will be running special speech 'booster' afternoons on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons so you could plan your ses...

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