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How to Take Care of Yourself as a Parent When Self-Isolating with Children

One of the key principles in Triple P is to take care of yourself as a parent; now more than ever we need to be thinking of ways to take care of ourselves during these unprecedented times. The first few days are bound to be strange, but it is important to establish some kind of…

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Early Start Quiz Night

Early Start Quiz Night!   End the work week on a high, and join the first ever virtual Early Start quiz night on Friday at 5pm. You don’t need to be a quiz master, it’s just a bit of fun and a chance to keep in touch with your Early Start colleagues. Join the quiz…

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Overnight Oats 5 Ways

Breakfast, as we know, is an important meal and a great way to start the day. Along with providing us with energy, breakfast can be a good source of important nutrients such as calcium, iron and B vitamins as well as protein and fibre. Overnight oats are so simple to prepare and they are a…

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Ideas for Being Home with the Children During Quarantine and Social Distancing

Ideas for Being Home with the Children During Quarantine and Social Distancing As well as homework from school it’s a good idea to plan for other activities children can enjoy while at home. Cook family meals together each day Bake a cake / biscuits/ cup cakes Support children to write emails to grandparents and other…

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Eat Smart Shop Smart

In this month’s blog we explore how to make the most of store cupboard ingredients and take a look at how to reduce food waste. As we face current uncertainty with COVID-19, we have seen an increase in the amount of food that households are buying. This is placing a strain on current food supply…

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Fun Child-Friendly Recipes and Cooking Activities

We’ll all undoubtedly be spending a lot more time at home over the next few weeks. That’s why we’re starting to bring together all our favourite cooking activities and put them in free handy activity cards. Each one contains a detailed step-by-step guide on how to create each recipe, along with useful learning links, so…

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FREE Online Education Resources

FREE Online Education Resources School closures this week will be causing many parents to have understandable concerns around their child’s education. To offer some support, the parenting team have compiled a list of free online educational resources. Please let us know if you come across anymore we can share. Twinkl https://www.twinkl.co.uk This is more for…

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Free Weaning Guide for Families

We know that families may find it difficult to access their usual services to receive advice on weaning in the coming weeks. That’s why we’re now offering our ‘Feeding you Baby in the First Year’ guide to all families free of charge. This handy guide covers information on: when to start weaning what foods to…

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Early Start COVID-19 Statement

Dear All, I wanted to update you on our current service status given the rapidly developing public health situation with COVID-19. Whilst it is our intention to continue to provide our services as normal to as many of our customers as possible, as this situation develops it is paramount that we do everything we can…

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Fun Easter Inspired Activities

Fun Easter Inspired Activities Decorate hard-boiled eggs Boil some eggs, once cool, place in an egg cup or egg carton and use felt tips or paint to decorate.  Draw different features to make individual characters and use cotton wool or shredded paper for different hair types.  (These can later be used as part of an…

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