A.J. Happy ChildCare

Childminding settling between Mitcham Eastfild And Streatham Common station... I am coming highly reccomended by many parents.

I am a OFSTED registered childminder with over 7 years of experience in childcare. I'm a loving mother of my 3 year old girl and 8 years boy. I am a very responsible, fun and trustworthy person and one of the things that i love the most in this world is caring for children and if i do take care of yours, they will be treated and loved as my own! I am a very active, nurturing and creative person. W

Operating as usual

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👑 King Coronation 👑 2023
at A.J. Happy ChildCare

You might be hearing the questions, ‘What is a king? What is a coronation? Who is the king?’ from your little one a lot at the moment! These are all great questions about the coronation of King Charles III but it can be hard to know how to answer them in a way that a young child will understand. We have created lots of wonderful activities, guides and support for parents of young children to use when talking to a young child about King Charles III’s coronation.

God Save the King 🤴

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🌹 ☀️ Spring atA.J. Happy ChildCare 🌸 ☀️

🍀Blossom trees made of popcorn and leaves shape paper 🌳

Thank you Moje Dzieci Kreatywnie for the inspiration 🤩👍Great idea for activity for children even under aged of 4 .

By interacting with different textures, children can further develop their understanding of the world around them. They can touch, interpret and engage with objects, and in turn, learn how to communicate and share their experience of them. Learning through texture also helps to strengthens a child's motor skills🫶☀️🌹🍀🌺

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🎨 Colours at A.J. Happy ChildCare 🎨

Let’s look at some reasons why kids should learn about colours.

Learning about colours helps kids sort, organise, categorise, and compare objects.
Early identification of colours helps children to create a cognitive link between visual clues and words.
Learning to identify and describe colours improve the children’s ability to communicate and express themselves.

Relationship Between Colours & Emotions??

Yes, colours are also used to express our emotions. For example, “feeling blue” means sad, and “red” means anger.

Children do not need to learn about what each colour stands for, but must be made aware that emotions and colours have a deep connection.

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Easter 2023 A.J. Happy ChildCare

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Sensory play encourages learning through exploration, curiosity, problem solving and creativity. It helps to build nerve connections in the brain and encourages the development of language and motor skills.

Open-ended resources in our sensory room , different textures and unusual materials that can be manipulated easily, even including light, warmth and fragrances, are great for developing fine and gross motor skills and building body strength. When children are engaged, their learning becomes full-bodied. In the sensory room children have many opportunities for the coordination and performing of small muscle movements, which aids them in becoming experts of important tasks like tying shoes, holding a pencil or turning the pages of a book. Gross motor skills are practised through exploring surfaces, climbing, throwing, rolling, ext.

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17/03/2023 -

Hope you all receive the gentle touch of Irish luck and get blessed with prosperity.
Happy St. Patrick’s Day!🍀🌈🍀

19/03/2023 -

Dear All Mums,
On your Day remember that you are the most outstanding woman in your children lifes, and you’ll always be number one. !!

Have a very happy Mother’s Day- you deserve to be spoiled!

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Great days !! Exploring colours 🎨 maching numbers 💯 and shapes ⭕️ A.J. Happy ChildCare

Teaching children about colors and shapes is a great way to give them some vocabulary for describing the world around them. This opens up new and exciting avenues for verbal communication.

Teaching colors is best done through playful everyday life experiences. When developmentally ready, many children easily learn their colors as parents and caregivers point out color attributes of objects in children’s environment (e.g., “Throw me the green ball” or “Do you want the red shirt or the yellow shirt?”)

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🎄🎁🎄 Christmas c**t down begins A.J. Happy ChildCare🎄🎁🎄

“Whether it’s making decorations or planning a festive performance, it’s important to provide children with the chance to explore their creativity.” says Judit Horvath

Christmas time with young children is a magical experience, as they encounter all of its wonders: the expectation of waiting and counting the days till Santa Claus’s visit, the years of tradition there are to explore.


Oh that goes for eating, too! 😅

📸 via: Maggie Dent

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Autumn holidays are particularly enjoyable because of the wonderful meals, tasty treats, elaborate costumes, and rich colors that go along with the celebrations. As you can see, Autumn is definitely one of the best seasons of the year, offering festivities that the entire family can enjoy…

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✍️ Kids love to do arts and crafts and it’s important for them to practice it both everywhere they go.… 🏃‍♀️ 🎨

A key physical skill which can be improved through art activities is fine motor skills. During arts and crafts children regularly use the various muscles in their fingers, wrists and hands. Regular use of these muscles improves their strength and finesse, which then makes other tasks, such as writing, far easier!

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🎉🤩🧁Two lovely weeks of exited activities and working together 🎉☀️🎁

Remember ‼️‼️‼️

Children remember experiences that have an emotional component. Gentle, loving fun combined with responsive language from you creates an atmosphere in which learning thrives. That’s why it is important for you to bond with your child in these activities. Things you do together enhance his learning (among many other benefits). This is something that play-alone high-tech toys like tablets, video games, tv and others will not be able to offer📵


Things to do …

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✍️ Two amazing weeks with little fingers and tiny hands 🙌.

Why fine motor skills are important??

Fine motor skills involve small muscles working with the brain and nervous system to control movements in areas such as the hands, fingers, lips, tongue and eyes. Developing fine motor skills helps children do things like eating, writing, manipulating objects and getting dressed.

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First week of school just pased … we are happy to welcome our new children with their parents 🤩👍 and we can wait to see your smiles and your hard work 😉 at A.J. Happy ChildCare 🎉💯🧁💞

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🦋🌼🌞🌻☀️🌈Summer at A.J. Happy ChildCare 🤩🎣🍀🌈 🌈💦🌹🌾🌼🌾🍀

Why do kids need to be active in the summer?
—>Develop coordination and basic motor skills.
—>Build muscle and bone strength, cardiovascular endurance and flexibility.
—>Build confidence and sense of self-worth.
Improve sleep quality.


A good reminder.

Source: Printable Preschool

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🐞🐜🐝🪲Crafts in the garden 🪴 🐞🪲🦋🐛
When kids use their fingers to manipulate art materials they are developing their fine motors skills as they use those small muscles in their hands. Their bilateral coordination skills improve as they learn to use both hands at the same time.

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☀️🌈 A.J. Happy ChildCare ☀️🌈

❤️Some say childhood is arguably the happiest time of life because children are free of responsibility and life. They are cared for and given the freedom to explore anything and everything from their curiosity. They can think and do as they please…🤩❤️

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🌞🌻🍀 Busy sunny day A.J. Happy ChildCare in Streatham Vale 💦🐄🐴🌤☀️

🤔Knowing your children's interests shows a good relationship and bond which are crucial for development in the early years🎉💦🌻🤔

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🎉We love painting here and today We introduced a different way of painting activity - Painting on Foil 🎉

It was an interesting sensory experience. It made a crinkly noise while we painted with our hands and paintbrush. It gave an interesting hazy reflection and the colours came together effortlessly.

The excellent thing about painting is it helps children in all areas of their development. Physically they develop hand eye co-ordination and motor skills. They can work together - collaborating on projects for their Social Development. Learning their colours and exploring which colours mix together to make new colours improves Cognitive Development.

In addition to expressing themselves, painting helps you relax and is a brilliant stress reliever - which is positive for Emotional Development

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“ Positional language while sticking real flowers 💐 “

Teaching your kids this positional vocabulary through games and activities will help them grasp the concepts and give them some early mathematics and geography skills.

Positional words for kids to learn include the following:

•close (to)
•far (from)
•next to

The use of positional words is important for your child's understanding of space and location. As your child is becoming more independent and able to carry out tasks, he realizes that the position of things is often an important detail.

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“ Teaching shapes and colours ”

It takes most children a few months longer to grasp the concept of shapes than to grasp the concept of color. However, by age 3 most children have developed an understanding of shape and can name several of the most common geometric shapes (e.g., circle, square, triangle).

“Zoom Zoom Zoom, We're going to the moon. Zoom Zoom Zoom, We're leaving very soon.
If you want to take a trip, Climb aboard my rocket ship,
Zoom Zoom Zoom, We're going to the moon. Zoom Zoom Zoom, We're leaving very soon.
5,4,3,2,1--BLAST OFF!”

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- Green is part of Saint Patrick’s Day because it’s the colour of Spring and many people wear green on St Pat's Day

- One of the Irish traditions is to pinch anyone who is not wearing green on St. Patrick’s Day.

- The most common St Patrick's Day symbol is the shamrock. The shamrock is a leaf from the clover plant.

- It’s a myth that the shamrock can only grow in Ireland – the three-leaf clover grows all over the world – from Tasmania to England.

- Symbols like the pot-of-gold at the end of a rainbow and leprechauns are also associated with St. Patrick’s Day.

- The leprechaun is a small Irish fairy who dresses like a shoemaker. Leprechauns are unfriendly little men who lives alone in the forest, spending time making shoes and guarding their gold treasures. If you catch a leprechaun, he'll be forced to tell you where he hides his pots of gold. However, the leprechaun must be watched at all times. If his captor looks away, the leprechaun will vanish along with his treasure.

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Since the early 1900s, women around the world have celebrated an International Women’s Day, campaigning for equal rights and shining a spotlight on brilliant women across the globe.
But why 🧐– you might ask – do we have a day especially for women👱‍♀️? Well, it’s fair to say that throughout history, women haven’t always received the fairest of treatment.☝️
Women haven’t always been able to work, vote, or been given the same rights as men.

Have a Lovely International women Day to all our Big and little ladies

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📚🥰World Book Day aims to encourage children and their parents to spend 10 minutes a day either reading, or sharing stories with one another📚🥰

📚🤓Reading for pleasure enables young people to develop better problem-solving skills and greater empathy, giving them improved relationships with others. With all of these positive outcomes, children are certain to enjoy improved feelings of happiness and wellbeing📚😊🥰

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🤓🧐Did you know ??🧐🤓

🥞🧇🥞🧇Pancake Day is also known as Shrove Tuesday!🧇🥞🧇🥞

It is also known as lots of different names across the world.

..Shrove Tuesday is a Christian festival celebrated in many countries across the globe. It falls on the Tuesday before the beginning of Lent – a period of around six weeks leading up to Easter. During Lent, Christians give up luxuries to remember when Jesus went into the desert for 40 days to fast and pray…

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“Learning ABC’s “

Learning the alphabet happens in stages, and some kids learn later than others. But by the time kids start school , most know the alphabet. Here’s how and when kids typically learn their ABCs:

By age 2: Kids start recognizing some letters and can sing or say aloud the “ABC” song.
By age 3: Kids may recognize about half the letters in the alphabet and start to connect letters to their sounds. (Like s makes the /s/ sound.)
By age 4: Kids often know all the letters of the alphabet and their correct order.

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“ Walking through the jungle …”

When children interact with animals, they build the all-important senses of connection, empathy and caring. They feel a sense of responsibility and are curious to find out more about the animal (or even bird, insect or fish).

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“Tea party at A.J. Happy Childcare …”

Role play is an important part of child development, as it builds confidence, creativity communication, physical development and problem solving. Along with being a fun activity, it also allows children to get into character and act out real life roles or fictional performances. It can be purely child-led, and encourages children to take risks and be creative with the role they are playing. By investing in some themed props and equipment, it�s a fun way for little ones to learn about different professions and day-to- day situations. -party

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👨‍🎨🧑‍🎨👩🏽‍🎨Never ending fun with ice and paints 👨‍🎨🧑‍🎨👩🏽‍🎨

Children use fine motor skills, eye-hand coordination, and creative expression while mixing colours on ice.

It gives children the opportunity to explore colour mixing, patterns and feel the texture of the slippery, cold, wet paint. We have also talk about the science behind ice - discuss changes that happen and why. This activity is also great for developing fine motor and gross motor skills and control .

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“We may be different but we are all special “.
Creating a craft activity it is lots of fun for children and as adults. Implement British Values it is not difficult and will benefit for children best future. Children likes to choose they way of doing things and we are encouraging them to show individuality and independence. We are watching they development with pleasure.
Well done to all of our pupils.

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We love Penguins in our house and we are going to include lots of Penguin shaped arts and crafts activities this week.⛄️🥶☃️🌨⛷❄️⛄️❄️❄️💨

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❄️☃️💨🌨 Winter crafts with ours angels 😇⛄️❄️💨🌨
While sticking parts of snowman , ourchildren will have to use both hands when working on it. That helps them to concentrate, leading to improved motor skills and bilateral coordination.
Also while interact with kids, we allow them to learn how to express themselves. It is also an excellent way of strengthening the bond between us ❤️⛄️🤩❄️🎉

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