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Childcare for Modern Family Life

Looking for a little more practical magic to sprinkle over family life? Take a read of our blog!

It’s packed with interesting and imaginative articles; from ideas and resources for family fun time, to childcare tips with a difference and our own behind-the-scenes adventures.

News Posts

20 Fun-Filled Family Friendly Things to Do This Summer
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Get Moving this Summer: Inspiring Young Athletes through Major Sporting Events
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All the Juicy Best Bits from a Jam-Packed June at the POD
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SUMMERSTOCK Holiday Club Returns to Cheadle
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All the Best Bits From an A-MAY-zing Month of Fun at the POD
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EYFS Explained! Find out About the Learning Framework at The POD & Preschool
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All About April - A Round-up of Our Amazing Adventures at The POD
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2025 dates released!
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How Shared British Values Boost Community, Culture and Kindness in Kids
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Magnificent May Dayz Fun at Our Half Term Holiday Club
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Our Spring Garden: A Holistic Haven for Children
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An Oh So Memorable March at The POD Plus Preschool’s Springtime Best Bits
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Our Handy Guide to 15 Hours Free Childcare Funding for 2-Year Olds at POD
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Kid-Approved Adventures: A Day in the Life of Our Fun-Filled Holiday Club!
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10 Low or No prep Easter activities
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Our FAVE bits from a Fab February of Fun and Learning at The POD
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It’s Showtime! – Our Easter Eggstravaganza Holiday Club is here to entertain
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3 Ways to Help Your Preschooler Deal with BIG Feelings and Nurture Their Emotional IQ
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From Valentine's Day to Every Day: Love-Infused Crafts and Activities for Kids
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February Folk - Fun, Folklore and Magic this February Half Term
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5 Fun Winter Inspired Outdoor Activities the Kids will Love
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Our Brilliant Best Bits from an Awesome Autumn Term at POD Preschool!
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Our POD Picks from a Non-Stop November of Fun!
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Unwrap 10 of the Best Family Activities this Christmas
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5 Healthy Habits for Kids That'll Boost Their Wellbeing
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6 Aaah-mazing Activities from an Awesome October at the POD
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Meet The POD Squad
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5 Tips to Take the Fear Out of Halloween for Children
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5 Inclusive and Inspirational Activities from a Smashing September at the POD
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20 Awesome Autumn Activities for Kids
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OCTOBERFEST Holiday Club Brings Half Term Halloween Fun to a New Venue
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Our Awesome August Highlights from a Perfect Summer at the POD!
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5 Top Tips to Help Your Child Settle into School or Preschool
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Welcoming WellComm to POD - a Speech and Language Toolkit
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4 Kid-Friendly Mindfulness Activities for a Relaxed and Calm Summer
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Practically Family’s Preschool Highlights from a Sensational Summer Term
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July's Jam-Packed Programme of Fun and Learning at the POD
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Travelling with Kids - 5 Top Tips for Stress-Free Travel Fun
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5 Wonderful Water Games for Kids That Are Soaking Good Fun!
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3 Fantastic Ways We Promote Cultural Capital at The POD
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SUMMERSTOCK Holiday Club Returns to Stockport
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Our 3 Practically Family Promises From an Oh So Marvellous May
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How ‘BIG Picture’ Learning is Cleverly Built into ALL Our Outside Fun
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6 Royally Good Coronation Themed Crafts and Activities the Kids Will Love
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2024 dates released!
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Life at POD Preschool – Spring Term
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4 Reasons Physical Play Is at the Heart of Our Health and Wellbeing Promise
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10 Low or No prep Easter activities
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Extra-thoughtful, Inexpensive Mother's Day Activities that are Wrapped in Love
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How We Are Committed to Eco-Friendly Fun at Practically Family
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5 Ways to Boost Your Child's Self-Esteem and Celebrate Their Individuality
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LOVEly activities to do all year round, not just at Valentine’s
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February Folk - Fun, Folklore and Magic this February Half Term
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5 Irresistibly Cute and Easy Gifts for the Kids to Make This Christmas
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10 Stress Free Family Christmas Activities That are Cheap and Easy to Do!
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6 Ways to Help Support Your Child's Learning Through Play
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5 Nature Inspired Crafts and Activities the Kids Will Love this Autumn
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Add Self-Care to September with Our Top 5 Tips for Parents
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Becky Adlington - My top tips for getting you and your baby into the water this Summer.
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POD & PLAN Our 10 Hours+ Childcare Solution Full of Added Extras
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SUMMERSTOCK Holiday Club Returns to Stockport
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5 Royally Good Platinum Jubilee Activities and Crafts to Do with Kids
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Practically Wild Outdoor Adventures!
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Understanding the support available with Childcare Costs
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Cheat Sheet for a Memorable Mother’s Day
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10 Low or No prep Easter activities
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It’s Showtime! – Our Easter Eggstravaganza Holiday Club is here to entertain
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The POD is officially OPEN!!
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February Folk - Fun, Folklore and Magic this February Half Term
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A Sneak Peek at the Progress over at New POD
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Practically Family’s Guide to Christmas Magic the Kids will Love
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Our Handy Guide to 30 Hours Free Childcare Funding at the POD
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How Practically Family’s POD is Growing Up with These BIG Changes
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Practically Family Holiday Club Highlights from a Smashing Summer of Fun!
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5 Popular Summer Holiday Club Games You Can Do at Home
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SUMMERSTOCK Holiday Club Comes to Stockport
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There’s a Knot Inside My Tummy
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One Year On: How Have Kids Found Lockdown?
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It's showtime!
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