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Take Care of YOUR 20 in 2020

Oral Health Week March 2020 Dental and oral hygiene is an area of great importance in Britain today. However, it is proven that dental pain caused by tooth decay is detrimental to school performance and that time off due to treatment and extractions is a major contributor to low school attendance figures! Why not incorporate…

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Creating Healthy Screen Time Habits

Creating Healthy Screen Time Habits Parents are becoming increasingly concerned about the amount of screen time children are spending on all types of devices* which in turn can impact on their social skills, communication and language development and overall wellbeing. Time spent scrolling and swiping could be best spent interacting with family, friends or engaging…

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Choosing Childcare that Puts Nutrition at the Heart of their Practice

Encouraging children to eat well and learn about food early on in life not only protects their health when they’re young, but also sets the foundations for their future health and well-being. Therefore, it’s important to consider the nutrition provision and food culture of any prospective childcare providers for your little one. When visiting settings,…

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Shopping with Children

Shopping with Children The best way to overcome the challenge of shopping with children is to plan ahead! Think of some interesting activities to do while you are there so they are less likely to get bored and misbehave.  Be clear on how you would like your children to behave while out shopping and start…

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Easy Pancake Recipes

In this months #EatInWithEarlyStart video, Georgia is getting us ready for Pancake Tuesday by creating two easy recipes, one sweet and one savoury. Our first recipe is our sweet Carrot and Sultana Spiced Pancakes. These are so easy to make and are packed full of nutrients. It might seem a little strange adding carrot to…

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Newham Community Nutrition Awards Winners

Our ambition here in Newham is to ensure that every child has access to nutritious and affordable food to support their health, well-being and development. We know that giving children the best start in life is the most effective way to address health inequalities long term. With one in five children already overweight or obese…

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Meet Your Staff Rep

Meet Your Staff Rep What is a Staff Rep The role of the Early Start Staff Rep is to be the voice of the staff team and to liaise with senior management. They are expected to attend board meetings and to feedback any decisions that have been made that effect the wider staffing team. They…

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Every Mind Matters

Every Mind Matters Public Health England launched a major new mental health campaign on 7th October 2019, called Every Mind Matters. The campaign aims to support everyone to feel more confident in taking action to look after their mental health and well being by promoting a range of self-care actions. Having good mental health helps us…

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How to Help Children with their Homework

How to Help Children with their Homework One of the most common dilemmas we come across amongst parents in our Triple P groups is how can they support their children to do their homework? It’s always best to approach homework positively, take some time to work through what your expectations are, create a clear space…

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Things to do for FREE in the February Half Term

Things to do for FREE in the February Half Term! Winter is an expensive time of year for most families and it can be hard to think of things to do for free or little expense.  So we have compiled list of activities the whole family can enjoy. Go on a nature trail Wrap up…

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