Parent Blogs

Spiced Carrot and Lentil Soup

In this months #EatInWithEarlyStart video, Georgia creates one of our favourite winter warmers Spiced Carrot and Lentil Soup. This is a fantastic recipe to make in bulk as it can easily be frozen and taken out on busy evenings when you have less time to cook. It is really easy to make and is packed full…

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Snacks in a winter wonderland

We’re always looking for ways to create snacks that are not only nutritionally balanced for little ones but fun for them to make! That’s why in this month’s blog we’re sharing snack ideas inspired by our favourite time of the year, Christmas! We’ve also created recipes based on Disney’s Frozen (our new favourite film!). Did…

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Gingerbread Cookies

In this months #EatInWithEarlyStart video, Edwina creates one of our favourite Christmas recipes ‘Gingerbread cookies‘ This is a fantastic recipe to make with your little ones as they’ll love cutting out their favourite shapes with their cookie cutters and decorating once baked! These cookies make a great snack at Christmas time or can be served as…

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Supervised Tooth Brushing Programme

Susan Lawrence Nursery are taking part in the Supervised Tooth Brushing programme which supports children in their setting on a daily basis to brush their teeth for two minutes using a fluoride toothpaste. Following training and support from the Dental Wellness Trust the nursery are successfully supporting children and their families to learn the importance…

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Healthy Recipes for Little Ones – Celebrations and Special Occasions

Children love to celebrate special occasions and events, such as birthdays, Christmas, Diwali and Halloween. However, much of the food and drinks offered during these celebrations is packed full of sugar and often fat and salt too! While it’s absolutely fine for children to have the occasional treat or two, multiple celebrations can mean lots…

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Vegan Breakfast Muffins

In this months #EatInWithEarlyStart video, Georgia creates these healthy Vegan breakfast muffins! This is a fantastic recipe to make with your little ones as they’ll love to weigh out and stir together the ingredients. It’s also a great recipe to help add more variety at breakfast times! Visit our YouTube channel to see the full…

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Should I offer my toddler puddings?

A healthy balanced diet and regular physical activity are essential for children’s health and well being. We want to ensure all children get the right energy and nutrients, in the right amount, to help them to grow and develop. A healthy diet for children should include a variety of food and drink, provided as part…

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Breakfast Ideas for Little Ones

It’s important to remember that the word breakfast literally means breaking our fast. We don’t typically eat through the night so our bodies have gone for a long period of time without fuel. Eating in the morning helps provide energy for both our brain and body. In fact, research shows that eating breakfast can improve…

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Easy Homemade Pizza

During the summer holidays with more time away from the family home it can be difficult to spend time cooking from scratch. An analysis of the UK National Diet and Nutrition Survey (2008-12) found that more than a quarter of adults and a fifth of children ate out once or more a week, and one…

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Baby Foods – A review of homemade and shop-bought food

If you’ve ever taken a stroll down the baby food isle in a supermarket, you’ll have seen the vast array of foods and products on offer. It can seem like a minefield! So in this months blog we’ll be exploring how you can make simple nutritious homemade recipes for your baby, at the fraction of…

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