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Wellbeing and Nutrition Award Pancake Competition!

Pancake Competition Aim To promote health and wellbeing amongst children and families Linked to Criteria 7 of the Health Award. Staff provide children with the opportunity to learn about different types of food in the context of a balanced diet. Refer to the Early Years Foundation Stage Statutory Framework. 1.5, 1.9 What We Would Like…

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Breaking Bad….Sedentary Habits

This weeks blog is inspired by the Pyeongchang 2018 Olympic Winter Games.   From Curling to Alpine skiing, seeing Athletes achieve their goals and have fun along the way can inspire the next UK generations to participate in sport and activities they enjoy! In this weeks blog we’ll be discussing how you as early years practitioners…

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Menu Planning Considerations for Early Years Settings

Did you know that childcare providers are supplying an increasing proportion of the total food eaten by children in their care? Children in full day care are receiving up to 90% of their daily requirements for energy and it is essential for settings to provide healthy nutritious foods to ensure children can achieve their nutrient…

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Top 10 Tips for Parents

Top 10 Tips for Parents: When your child wants to show you something, stop what you are doing and pay attention to your child. It is important to spend frequent, small amounts of time with your child doing things that you both enjoy. Give your child lots of physical affection – children often like hugs,…

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Parenting Half Term Activities Ideas

With half-term approaching are you worried about having bored children? In our Triple P groups this week parents have been coming up with ideas for indoor and outdoor games and activities that you could be doing with children to keep them occupied, happy and engaged and have lots of family fun together. Inside Board Games…

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Introducing Solid Foods

Good nutrition and healthy eating is important for everyone. It is especially important in the early years as children have very specific energy and nutrient requirement; as it is a time of rapid growth and development. With an increasing amount of information available online, parents can often receive mixed messages about when to start introducing solid…

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Eating Well at Work

Eating well and enjoying a healthy lifestyle can help us feel our best and make a big difference to our long-term health. The average full time employee works an average of 37.4 hours per week. It is important to ensure we have a healthy work life balance, so why not make a change today? We…

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Why it’s great to work for Early Start

Why work with Early Start We have a range of roles from Early Education Practitioner to sessional Family Contact Supervisors. We run a rolling recruitment programme as the group is looking to expand our interests in Newham as well as in London. Each of our career roles are linked to their own opportunities for training…

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The Importance of Teaching Children to Cook

It’s important children are given the opportunity to cook, explore and enjoy food from an early age. We know that developing healthy eating habits, and an interest in food from an early age can help promote lifelong positive attitudes and enjoyment of good food and cooking. Cooking is a fantastically fun and engaging way for…

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