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Grief and Bereavement with Children

Everyone experiences bereavement, grief and loss differently. It is the feeling when we lose something (including pets) or someone important to us. There is no right or wrong way to feel.  There are other types of loss such as losing home, end of relationship (separation/divorce) or losing a job. Due to the corona virus pandemic…

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Valentine’s Day Recipes for Kids

Valentine’s Day is the perfect opportunity to try some new recipes and activities with your kids. We’ve pulled together some of our favourite valentine’s day recipes to make with your little ones. Be prepared to make good use of your heart shaped cooking cutters! The following recipes will be prefect for your little ones to…

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Delightfully Delicious Pancake Recipes

Pancake day is fast approaching (frankly we love to make pancakes all year round!), so we wanted to create a blog post to share our favourite pancake recipes. They’re quick to whip up, delightfully delicious and it’s super easy to vary your toppings! Making pancakes can also be a fun activity for the whole family,…

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Early Start Christmas Shut Down

Early Start Group will be closed for the holiday period from Wednesday  23rd December at 5pm until Monday 4th January. Everybody at Early Start Group would like to wish you a Merry Christmas and a happy new year. We will see you in the new year. Stay safe. Early Start Group

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Safety at Mealtimes for Infants and Toddlers – Gagging v’s Choking

“I’m worried my baby might choke if their food isn’t smooth” As parents, you may be nervous about introducing solid foods and worried about your little one gagging or choking. We want to support you to feel more confident at mealtimes and provide your with simple steps that you can follow to manage gagging and…

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Nutrition Advent Calendar

Christmas is one of the most wonderful times of the year! There’s lots of festive fun to be had in creating a range of recipes, that can be made by even the smallest of hands. This year we’re bringing together some of our favourite Christmas themed recipes, as part of our Nutrition Advent Calendar. For…

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Colourful Wiggly Worms!

A fun experiment for children to create colourful wiggly worms. This activity will help children develop fine motor skills and learn about cause and effect. What you need: 3 paper kitchen towel sheets Pen / Chopstick Washable marker/ colour pens Permanent marker Dropper/pippet Water Plate or Bowl Instructions: Cut a paper towel sheet in half…

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Autumn Leaves Play Activity

Autumn leaves can be used to enhance positive learning with the various age groups. While doing this activity, children will explore through play as well as observe change in nature. This activity will also give parents the opportunity to introduce new words to younger children making them aware of the four different seasons. While using…

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Pear and Rhubarb Crumble

Desserts, puddings and cakes made with cereals (such as rice or oats), milk and fruit can be included as part of a healthy, balanced diet for young children. We are excited to share one of our favourite puddings which meet these guidelines. Our Pear and Rhubarb crumble has no added sugar and is packed full…

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Halloween Treats

It’s hard to believe, but Halloween is just around the corner! As you’ll probably know, we love creating themed recipes here at Early Start Nutrition, so we’ve decided to bring you a blog full of spook-tacular recipes (and bad Halloween puns!). Halloween is often a time where children have a lot of sugary foods, such…

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