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Mealtime Environment in your Early Years Setting

A positive mealtime environment in your early years setting provides opportunities for children to learn about food and the importance of making nutritious choices.  The revised Early Years Foundation Stage framework (opens in new tab) learning and development requirements, emphasise the importance of supporting children to learn how to look after their bodies, including how…

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Weaning Equipment

Let’s review some of the weaning equipment that’s useful in helping to take the stress out of weaning and get you started.  Babies can be introduced to solid foods when they are developmentally ready, around 6 months. You’ll need a few key pieces of equipment to prepare meals and a few basic items to support…

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Food Budgeting for Early Years Settings

Food inflation has reached its highest for 13 years and is having an impact on early years settings budgets, including food budgeting costs. The early years are an important time to give children the best start in life and to ensure they start school a healthy weight. Your nursery and childminding settings play an important role…

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Christmas Shut Down 2022

Susan Lawrence Nursery will close at 6pm on Thursday 22nd December 2022, re-opening from 8am on Tuesday 3rd January 2023. Our Shrewsbury Road Nursery will close at 6pm on the following day, Friday 23rd December 2022, re-opening from 8am on Tuesday 3rd January 2023.   Our Family Contact Centre will be closed from 6pm on…

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Baby Breakfast

Baby Breakfast Ideas

Baby Breakfast Ideas In this blog we are taking a look at our favourite baby breakfast ideas! Breakfast is a great time to provide your little one with a variety of foods and to support them to get used to a range of tastes and textures. You can find out more about the when and…

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