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Menu Planning Tips for Early Years Settings

In this month’s blog, we’ll be talking about planning nutritious balanced menus. Did you know that the Eat Better Start Better (EBSB) guidelines are the voluntary food and drink guidelines for early years settings, here in the UK? Following EBSB will support your setting to meet the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) welfare requirement for…

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Giving Instructions to Children

When parents join a Triple P programme they often want to know how they can get their child to listen and follow instructions without having to constantly repeat themselves over and over again! Whenever we give instructions to children, it is important to consider first, is my child being disobedient or is it the way…

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Sensory Sponge Tub

Sensory Sponge Tub Activity For Babies As the weather is getting warmer, this activity is great indoors or outdoors. It is a fun way to help babies to develop those fine motor skills and strengthen the muscles in their hands while they play and explore with different textures! Click here to download our Sensory Sponge…

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Fussy eating strategies for families

Fussy eating is common among toddlers and considered a normal part of their development! However, if your little one is a fussy or picky eater, it can be a worrying time for you and other family members. There are lots of strategies that you can try at home, and in partnership with your childcare provider…

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Make an Origami Snack Swan Holder in 2 Minutes

 For your origami swan you will need A4 plain paper, scissors, black and red pen, pencil and a ruler: Step 1.  Fold the paper to create a square 15cmx 15cm cut off any extra. Then fold paper in half diagonally to form a triangle. Fold paper in half again to make a small triangle. Turn…

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How to Make a Pom Pom Pet

For your pom pom pet you will need wool, scrap card, scissors, glue, pencil, felt, googly eyes and a large and small circle to draw around.   Step 1: Find one large and one small circle to draw around (we used lids).  Use the scrap card to draw around the larger circle, then place the…

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Meal Times

When life is busy and we find ourselves with a never ending list of things to do, meal times offer a perfect opportunity for family members to get together, prepare food, set the table, sit down with one another and talk about their day. Meal times are not only important for children to gain the…

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How to Make an Erupting Volcano!

To make an erupting volcano you will need a bottle, tray, soil (or sand), bicarbonate of soda, washing-up liquid and vinegar.  Red food colouring can also be added to create a more realistic affect! You can then decorate your volcano with plants, stones and toy dinosaurs. Step 1: Place a bottle on the tray and…

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Early Start Covid-19 Statement June 2020

Dear All, We have been working hard across our services to review the measures we have in place and can realistically put in place to make sure we can meet the new government guidance to the sector. Please do have a read of the guidance document, as our customers we are really happy to discuss…

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Salmon Fish Cakes

In this months #EatInWithEarlyStart video, Edwina creates these easy Salmon Fish Cakes. This is the perfect recipe to include some oily fish in your diet. The recipe can be adapted to use fresh or tinned salmon and can be served with your favourite vegetables. The texture can also be adapted so you can service as…

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