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Teamwork Makes The Dreamwork

26 July 2018

Our generation are used to fast living, speed and multitasking as we cram a million things into each and every day.

When a Parent finds the time out of their busy schedule to sit and write a thank you to my wonderful team, it never fails to stop me in my tracks and takes my breath away.

Regardless of the countless measures and controls I have in place to monitor my business success, this is at the end of the day the only thing that matters.

I would like to share this with any Parent who feels the struggle and guilt trying to meet your childcare needs. Don’t give up... the right Nursery is out there for you.

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10 July 2018

We Are Outstanding!

As many of you may have guessed, we have been absolutely bursting to tell you all. The inspection couldn't have gone any better...

5 July 2018

Evolution Childcare to launch nurseries in China


XI LU and LUJIE FAN Directors of YING FU SHENG CORPORATE MANAGEMENT LIMITED have signed an exclusive master license franchise agreement with Evolution Childcare, the multi-award winning childcare provider in the UK to offer outstanding British Curriculum Education for children aged 4 weeks to 6 years across China. The first nursery is scheduled to open in September 2019.

5 June 2018

The Hug Button

Recently, I was carrying out a showround and taking a parent of a 3 year old around the Nursery.

As we came to the end of our tour, Mum shared with me her concerns that she was afraid her son wouldn’t be able to get through the big first day at Nursery without her. I explained all about the settling in process and then suddenly I remembered a beautiful heartwarming method that I thought she should try.


27 March 2018

Birthday Party Madness For 3 Year Olds

Less than four weeks ago, Nat, Dec and I were discussing the ever looming subject of Frankies 3rd Birthday. It’s been a subject we have been discussing on and off since well... her last Birthday actually as Nat likes to…plan ahead.

How about a Frozen Party she suggested? Nat, I appreciate its March and it’s snowing, but seriously forget ……‘The Cold Never Bothered Me Anyway’, because it does and we are not resorting to making the house any colder with freezer open whilst we play hide and seek in the fantasy ice palace. No Dec we cannot serve ice cubes instead of food despite the money saving benefits to the party. Mind you I could seriously knock together a quick presentation on 100 reasons why you shouldn’t marry someone you’ve just met!

I digress...

14 February 2018

A Poem For You...

A Day In The Life Of An Evolution Child

By Sue Jones
(Managing Director of Evolution Childcare)

Oh what a busy day, I’ve been playing with the dough,
And with a little teachers help, upon a card I learnt to sew, 
I helped my friend nurse Jane to perform an operation, 
Then put some track together for my train and built a station.

4 January 2018

Did I Just Teach Frankie To Swear?!

Being a grandparent is a wonderful chapter that Rob and I have embraced with open arms.

I have happily blogged on the hilarities of the new role as we bumble our way getting to grips with this new super honour and the responsibilities that the role brings.

However, this Christmas Holiday break and a few mulled wines later, my Super Granny Halo had started to slip. Let me explain...

31 October 2017

Orange Is NOT The New Black……

Preparing for Halloween is a big event in the Nursery Calendar. It symbolises the end of the Summer, new Reception big boys and girls, the countdown to Bonfire Night and then onto Christmas. We talk to children about fun, games, laughter, emotions, sharing and caring, along with spooks, witches and creepy crawlies along the way.

However Halloween is also one of those days where there is a clear divide between friends who have children and those who don’t...

12 September 2017

Summer Family Holiday Tips Learnt This Year

Past family holidays at the Jones’s aren’t quite like the Thomas Cook adverts. Each year I imagine the pool splashing, the laughter, the sandcastle, the cocktails and the sunsets. Yet... they never quite materialize how I imagined. Add into the equation my Mother who seems to become a human cocktail calorie calculator at the first sniff of Malibu, and I literally want to drive myself off the cliff of sanity.

18 July 2017

Big School Starters

For many 3-4 year old children, this summer will mark an important milestone...

Preschool Graduation!

23 June 2017

Scholars House Open Day!

Thank you to everyone that came to celebrate Evolution Childcare @ Scholars House's official open day in Wolverhampton last week.

9 May 2017

A Boy Like Ted


the action or state of including or of being included within a group or structure:
"they have been selected for inclusion in the scheme"

30 April 2017

Congratulations Shadsworth!

Congratulations and good luck to Sarah and the Team at Shadsworth Business Park – they have been shortlisted for The Newcomer Award at the 2017 Hive Awards!

16 March 2017

Parent’s Guide to Understanding the Early Years Curriculum

Head Office has been a hive of activity this Month. We have had brighter mornings, baby showers, weddings, engagements, birthday celebrations and plenty of staff nights out. Add to this, parents evening time, AND we are celebrating womanhood this month. With the fun factor in mind I thought this month, I would give you a practical ‘Adults’ take on understanding the EYFS terminology.

21 February 2017

Valentine’s Day - A Thing Of The Parenting Past

Now I don’t mean to be cynical here but in the Jones household, since Rob and I became Parents, we have a Valentines Code of Practice. The Code goes like this:

I hereby agree to ZERO show of public affection on Feb 14th, the lead up to the dreaded Valentine’s Day and for 7 days thereafter.

Why do you think we have this special binding agreement? Well it’s because before we had Children, Valentine’s Day had a whole new meaning.

10 January 2017

A Flawed Fantasy Christmas

New Year’s Resolution – forget flawed fantasy Christmas, it doesn’t exist!

I confess, I am the World’s biggest Christmas romantic. Years of Christmas movies, happy ever afters and feel good chick flicks have left me with a rather unrealistic view of Christmas Day.

“Here we go again” Rob sighs as I protest how perfect this year Christmas day will be.

“How hard can it be to have a grown up Christmas without any drama?” I reply trying to convince him and myself it seems at the same time. “Surely our three Gremlins, associated boyfriends, granddaughter, Great Grandparents, in-laws etc etc can all behave for the entire 24 hour duration”.

-No reply-

“Sue” he eventually replies with that black is black and white is white tone of voice. “The kids are normal, the family is normal, the day is normal, what isn’t normal is your fantasy version”.

Well… as it turns out… shock, horror, Rob was indeed right and I didn’t quite get the fantasy day I was dreaming of after all. Instead however I had a wonderful, mixed up, crazy, insanely bonkers, fantastic, drunken and totally normal day after all. Perhaps Rob is right and my New Year Resolution should be to leave my fantasy day to the movies?

24 December 2016

How To Survive Christmas Without Losing The Plot

Christmas as a working mum is that wonderful relaxing time of year where we are expected to combine working full time with relentless shopping, present buying, house decorating, food shopping, mass catering, pot washing, house cleaning, family visits, bed stripping, present wrapping, party organising, nativity watching and marital mayhem.

28 November 2016

Missing Pre-Mum Person

If found please return to my husband...

Before I ventured into being a mum I had a lot of time to be incredibly selfish. I loved to dream, to plan, to organise and to accomplish.  I used to think about being a mum with a sense of smugness, I knew it all and I was going to be an amazing mum.  I read every parenting book on the planet just so I could be sure I had it organised. 

I would never lose my temper with my children. I would never let my children run around with their shoes on the wrong feet. I would never wear gym clothes all day. I would never leave face painting on their faces for five days.  I would never let them eat sugar.  I would never let them wear a Cinderella outfit for a full week.  We would never skip tooth brushing or hair brushing because of the drama.  I would never be “that” mum. I would spend my days with my children reading books, visiting national trust parks, going to libraries, museums, doing crafts, and exploring the outdoors. I was going to be the very first Super Mum. 

4 October 2016

Bundle of Laughs

There is nothing better for your mental well being than throwing your head back and belly laughing until your stomach hurts, your eyes are full of tears and your cheeks hurt. Well it may come as a surprise but babies are no different to us adults. Just as you find things from mildly funny to damn right hysterical, so will your baby.

So how do we turn those giggle muscles on and boost baby belly laughs? Babies develop their side splitting sense of humour in a clear process so essentially they find different things funny at different stages in their development.

14 September 2016

Sayonara Jamie

We had the great pleasure of meeting a remarkable little boy named Jamie over the summer holidays. Jamie attended our nursery during a visit to the UK with his parents. Being from Japan, Jamie’s mum and dad were keen for him to spend some time around English speaking children so that he could improve his own English language skills. He spent almost 2 weeks with us and we can honestly say we have learnt as much from him as he did from us.

19 August 2016

Officially Open! How Did Our First Month Go?

In July we officially opened. Founders of Evolution Childcare officially ‘cut the ribbon’. Here is a photograph of us in The Lancashire Telegraph.

27 July 2016

Open Day

We are having an open day on 30th July from 10am to 1pm.

30 June 2016

Our Journey So Far...

Well, what a journey its been so far. When I was first offered the job as Nursery Manager for a brand new Evolution Childcare Franchise nursery I was over the moon. Not just the opportunity to run a large successful nursery, but the chance to manage the renovations of the building and really help to build it up from the ground.