big book of treasures

What we love right now!

We think this should be on your radar, just published, The Big Book of Treasures by Raphi Honigstein. It tells the cracking stories of famous treasure hunters with beautiful illustrations. If you’re looking for tales of searching for gold coins, mysteries and temple treasure hunts then this beautifully illustrated children’s book is an ace choice […]

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Ask the Expert and Check the Answer

Our recent all day on line Ask the Expert event threw up some brilliant questions ranging from how to start weaning through to how to ensure your child doesn’t get scared at halloween. Click the link here to check out how the expert panel answered, and if you haven’t checked into this link before you’ll […]

roast vegetable cut outs for halloween

Bite Sized Scary Food that doesn’t give you a sugar overload

  Scary food for play dates honestly can be healthy, these sweet potatoes pumpkin heads,  beetroot witches hats and potato ghosts look every bit as good as a plate of snacks or sweets and are a brilliant idea from Womansday.com and Live Love Learn, the link will take you straight to the recipe. Just remember to […]

goldfish carved into a pumpkin

Unicorns and Goldfish pumpkin #pumpkincarving

    Halloween is, for the gang at Riverside Cares, the best of times,  all the things we love come together. In between our usual stuff … finding you terrific childcare jobs and staff and teaching, we have a hauntingly impressive burst of creativity. We start carving pumpkins, prepping for spooky trick or treat and […]

Kitty with her pot of gold – big love from us!

  When we first ‘met’ Kitty on her adorable instagram site @kittythepotofgold we were instantly smitten. She’s ridiculously creative and its such a treat that she’s sharing her skills with us. Here’s a 101 to making her little folk and if you need you’d prefer Kitty to make one for you she has the best […]

Find your inner French pastry chef and customize!

Is there anyone who doesn’t adore an eclair? How about making the perfect one and then customizing!   Let’s get started with this basic eclair recipe   Preparation time:  30 mins to 1 hour Cooking time:  30 mins to 1 hour Serves:Makes about 12 éclairs With thanks to BBC Recipes Equipment and preparation: You will need […]