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Sensory Play Activities for Toddlers

Sensory play includes any activity that stimulates your young child’s senses: touch, smell, taste, movement, balance, sight and hearing. Sensory activities facilitate exploration and naturally encourage children to use scientific processes while they play, create, investigate and explore. The parenting team have listed some fun sensory activities you can do at home with your toddler,…

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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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Free Autumn Activities this October Half Term

It’s hard to believe Christmas is just around the corner, which makes the October half term an expensive time of year for most families and it can be difficult to think of things to do for free or little expense.  So to help out, the Parenting team have compiled list of activities that won’t break…

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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 Inspired Arts and Crafts

Halloween is such a fun time of year for children and their families. It may look different this year so the Parenting Team have put together our most faboolous activity ideas for the whole family to have some skele-fun! WARNING! Hollow-een pun overload! Pumpkin Carving Pumpkin carving is a long time tradition and symbol for…

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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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Sensory Play Activities for Babies Aged 6 to 18 Months

When babies explore using their senses they discover a lot about the world around them. These learning opportunities include: Building nerve connections to the brain Encourages problem solving skills Supports language development Development of fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination Promotes creativity and imagination through role play Aids sensory development Increased tummy time Exploration Here…

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Early Start Nutrition – Award Finalists 2020

While the team have missed seeing everyone in our classroom sessions this year, we’ve been delighted to see so many early years teams complete our online training. We have been busy developing new resources for parents and are delighted to receive the CN Award for Nutrition Resource of the Year 2020, for our work in…

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What can you do to increase the uptake of Healthy Start?

What is Healthy Start? Healthy Start is the UK’s food welfare scheme for pregnant women and young children in low-income families. The scheme is there to help families who are most in need of this support. Families can access FREE vouchers to spend on fresh, frozen and tinned fruit and vegetables, fresh, dried and tinned…

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Back to Nursery Tips from the Experts

As children begin to return to nursery and school it is the perfect time to reflect on routines and set new ones in place. We are sharing top tips from some of our favourite professionals to help with nursery routines. Immunisations During the Pandemic Dr Lucy Brennan is a GP based in Glasgow, and also…

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