Product Review – Nursery Nook Nook Club Subscription

Glenn (AKA The Male Practitioner) reviews the monthly subscription box from Nursery Nook’s Nook Club. This amazing monthly subscription gives you the opportunity to explore the world of open ended play as James delivers a carefully curated box of resources to your doorstep each month. Watch the video as I open up my latest delivery of delights.

If you want to know more about The Nook Club, including up to dates costs, then visit the Nursery Nook website by clicking HERE

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Product Review – Outdoor Activity Cards from Cosy Direct

In this video. Glenn (AKA The Male Practitioner) has the opportunity to review two sets of outdoor learning cards from Cosy Direct. The Waterproof Mud Pie Recipe cards and Creative Star’s Messy Maths 50 Things To Do Before You Are 6 And 3/4.

You can find the Mud Pie Recipe Cards by clicking HERE

The Messy Maths Cards can be found by clicking HERE

You can also explore the whole of the Cosy Direct range by visiting their website at

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Product Review – Just Jigsaws Fruit Peg Board

In this video Glenn (AKA The Male Practitioner) reviews this classic product from the legendary British puzzle manufacturer Just Jigsaws who have been making durable and classic products for Early Years since 1973.

If you want to know how this puzzle was made then they have a great video on their facebook page, just click HERE

You can view their whole range on their website at

Ordering is easy, just use your normal supplier or order direct by visiting

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Product Review – Small World Superheroes supplied by Early Years Direct.

In this Product Review Glenn (AKA The Male Practitioner) had the opportunity to review the Just Jigsaws Small World Superheroes set which was supplied the Early Years resources company Early Years Direct.

Early Years Direct are small but mighty with fast delivery and super friendly customer service. You can visit them online at and explore the wide range of equipment, resources and supplies for babies and beyond! Not forgetting they do free delivery on orders over £75!

The current retail price (inc. VAT) for this set is £45.60, they can be found by clicking on this link HERE

Product Review – My Mood Stars

In this video Glenn (AKA The Male Practitioner) reviews a new resource from Wendy Woo called “My Mood Stars” to help children discuss and label emotions.

You can visit the website here:

A bag of 8 plush mood stars is priced at £25.99

If you would like the board it’s £39.99

The workbook is £5.99

Meanwhile, in Next!

Now, how exciting was this discovery whilst browsing round Next?

A solid wood dice, ok it’s meant to be a doorstop by that just means it should last!

I saw this on a shelf and instantly thought if maths games, counting activities and talking about numbers.

Wish I’d bought it now!


Exciting Journey Ahead – Our Hygge Adventure

I was very lucky recently, I mean VERY lucky, and it doesn’t happen often. I entered a competition on the Facebook Page for Hygge in the Early Years, run by the amazing Kimberly Smith, and to my utter amazement I won!

The competition was to win a place on the latest cohort of the Hygge in the Early Years Accreditation scheme. This is such an exciting opportunity for me and my setting to bring some calmness and joy into our practice as we work through this journey. We are aware it isn’t an overnight process so we are taking our time with it and savouring each lesson.

Check back for updates soon!

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