Here at Aston Childcare, painting is always a big hit with the children.
Because I take children on from babies quite often their first ever painting will be done here and it’s lovely to give these to their proud parents at the end of the day.
Finger painting is a great way to introduce babies to painting. Edible paints and washable paints are good to start off with.
Painting is not only fun for the kids but helps stimulates their brains too. Process Art (Where it’s all about the process and not the end product) is also a great way to foster creativity in children too.
I found this article extremely interesting. It is so important that, as childminders, we think twice before reaching for the Calpol. We are required to record any medicines we administer and to have consent from parents for doing so.
So sad to see that so many Sure Start centres are having to close due to cuts. They provide a vital lifeline to some families in need providing parents with information and advice about health, education, childcare and employment, particularly in disadvantaged areas.