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Play Dough Recipes and Activities

Play Dough Recipes and Activities During these long winter nights it is a good idea to plan some fun indoor activities with your children.  A firm favourite is play dough, guaranteed to keep your children busy, helps them to be imaginative, encourages creativity and prevents them from getting bored and into trouble! Here are two…

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10 reason why joining an Early Talk and sign class is beneficial to you and your baby!

10 reason why joining an Early Talk and sign class is beneficial to you and your baby! Over recent years there has been growing popularity for baby sign classes, but why is it so  important and how can it benefit our parenting?  Admittedly for me it seemed like one more thing parents needed to do…

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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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Newham Community Nutrition Awards – Celebrating Success in the Early Years

Newham Community Nutrition Awards- Celebrating Success in the Early Years To shine a spotlight on the fantastic work that’s taken place over the last year, we’re hosting our first celebration event! Join the Early Start Nutrition team for an evening of celebrations to honour early year’s settings who are putting nutrition at the heart of…

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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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Caroline Walker Trust Awards Media Food Campaigner of the Year Runner-Up

We are pleased to announce the Early Start Nutrition team were awarded Runner-Up for the CWT 30th Anniversary Award for Media Food Campaigner of the Year. The award recognises those that have made a distinct and outstanding impact on public health nutrition through their media activities during the last year. The Early Start Nutritionists, Edwina…

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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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