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Susan Lawrence Ofsted Rating

Outcome of Ofsted Report Susan Lawrence Nursery are pleased to announce we have been rated as Good by Ofsted as a result of our recent inspection (Apr 2019). This is a great  judgement, thanks go to all the staff, children and parents for your continued support, input and feedback. Ofsted rated: Personal development, behaviour and welfare…

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Choosing a Cup for your Baby

Choosing a Cup for your Baby Why should my baby use a cup? Introducing your baby to a cup is an important step as it requires them to sip. This helps them to develop the muscles in and around their face and mouth which are helpful for biting, chewing and talking. The Department of Health…

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Nursery World North 2019

If you are attending Nursery World North 2019 plan a visit to the Early Start Nutrition Team at the Nutrition Zone on the 11th May for two sessions. As nutrition experts Georgia and Jamie will be recreating their favourite recipes and discussing ways to encourage children to cook and learn about food in your early…

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Eat In With Early Start – Hot Cross Buns

Here at Early Start Nutrition we are on a mission to put family mealtimes back on the table. We want to support parents and their children to enjoy cooking together. Cooking is a great opportunity to learn about food and gives children skills for life, a chance to be creative and get a little messy.…

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Cooking With Children

Why cook with children? Cooking with your children is a great way to give them the skills and confidence to cook later in life. Time spent cooking is an enjoyable, engaging and creative activity and research shows it is an effective way of encouraging all children to try and eat a wider range of foods.…

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Early Start Making the News!

Oral health is part of general health and wellbeing and contributes to the development of a healthy child and school readiness. There are lots of ways we can support children to have the best start in life and looking after their teeth is one way. Tooth decay is largely preventable, yet it remains a serious…

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Which Milk Should I Offer My Toddler?

It is important to ensure your child gets enough fluid across the day and this can be achieved by offering six to eight drinks (each 100 to 150ml). You may find they need more fluids in warm weather or when exercising. The best drinks for children are milk and water. Water should be offered across…

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Make Time for Breakfast

Make time for Breakfast Edwina Revel, RNutr, Programme Manager Early Start Wellbeing and Nutrition Team As a team we appreciate the importance of making time for breakfast and will often catch up over a bowl of porridge Did you know that breakfast means ‘Breaking the Fast’? It is a great way to refuel your body…

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A Day in the Life of a Registered Nutritionist

An Introduction to the Wellbeing and Nutrition Team Edwina Revel, RNutr and Georgia Leech, ANutr are Registered Nutritionists with the Association for Nutrition (AfN).  Qualified and competent in nutritional science and practicing at a professional level. We are passionate about our profession and the importance of seeking evidence based nutrition advice from a registered professional.…

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Physical Activity Blog

My role as a nutritionist involves lots of discussions around a healthy diet and food choices. I ensure to always include information on both diet and physical activity as a combination is important in achieving a healthy weight. To achieve an energy balance and maintain a stable weight the energy we put into our bodies…

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