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29 Nov 2018

Talking to Toddlers With Positive Language

Saying ‘no’ to your little ones is not the end of the world – in fact, sometimes it is just what your child needs to hear. A firm ‘no’ can have a precise impact at times when you really need it to, but if you are trying to get your child to listen to an […]

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28 Nov 2018

Technology in Early Years – Tips & Guidelines to Optimise Screen Time

In today’s society, technology is integrated into everyday life. For most people reaching for their phone is the first movement completed in the day! Tech is also moving into homes and schools at an alarming rate. Children as young as a year and a half are able to unlock phones, want to use a video […]

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25 Oct 2018

Developmental Milestones: What Helps Your Baby Learn and Grow?

The end goal of any parent who takes the decision to place their child in a nursery is to see their infant, toddler or pre-schooler reach key developmental milestones. While choosing a nursery, your child and you need to step into an environment that immediately immerses you into a warm, welcoming, colourful and interactive space. […]

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26 Aug 2018

Baby Brain Development – What New Parents Need to Know?

The priceless benefit of placing your baby in a ‘dynamic environment’ outside their usual home surroundings is the delivery of a significant boost to your child’s development, which can shape a confident, independent and successful child The responsibility of being a new parent comes with a desire to do the very best for your baby […]

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9 Aug 2018

Head Teacher Feature – Ms Jodie, Hummingbird Pre-School

Ms Jodie will be heading our Foundation Stage Department, leading the team for our FS1 and FS2 Equivalent programmes. She first worked with Hummingbird Early Learning Centre in 2015 until 2017 when she took a year’s sabbatical to finish her PGCE in EarlYearsrd Education from the UK. Ms Jodie brings back years of teaching experience […]

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20 Jun 2018

The Importance of Storytelling

Young children are curious and keen to learn about the world and one of the ways they learn best is through book exploration and storytelling time. As our little ones are not reading for themselves yet, it’s our duty, parents and teachers, to make sure we provide the first access to books and reading opportunities. […]

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29 May 2018

Head Teacher Feature – Ms Kirsty, Hummingbird Abu Dhabi

Why did you become a teacher? I became a teacher as I was following in my mother’s footsteps, so a teaching background was already a big part of my family life. As a teacher, you are more than just an educator, you are a mentor, a confidant and a friend. I always want to make a difference in the […]

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23 May 2018

The Importance of Sharing

Sharing is an important life skill and virtue. It’s something toddlers and children need to learn so they can make and keep friends, and play cooperatively. Once your child starts having playdates and going to child care, preschool or a nursery, he or she will need to be able to share with others and understand […]

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30 Apr 2018

Teacher Feature – Ms. Angela, Hummingbird Pre-School

Why did you become a teacher? I feel seeing children develop is one of the best rewards you can get. Also being a teacher means not just imparting an education but constantly learning new things myself. Working with these young children means that teaching is one way to change the world and our future. What […]

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