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Importance of Role Playing

Importance of Role Playing Role Playing is an effective way for children to make sense of the world around them. Key benefits role playing for children Develops communication and language skills Allows children to act out and make sense of real-life situations Allows children to explore, investigate and experiment Develops social skills as children collaborate…

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Baby Yoga

Baby Yoga Why baby yoga and how does it benefit both parent and baby? Baby yoga is based on simplified Hafa yoga coupled with rhythmical more energetic movements that can be liken to Ashtanga yoga.   Just like adults’ babies benefit from stimulating touch, movements and relaxation that each class provides.  So here are the parenting…

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Behaviour Charts

Behaviour Charts Behaviour charts are a great incentive to motivate your child to develop new skills and encourage desirable behaviour. They are used for a few weeks and then phased out. Start by deciding the behaviour or skill you plan to use the chart for, then  make the chart yourself or with your child; use…

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Spiced Carrot and Lentil Soup

In this months #EatInWithEarlyStart video, Georgia creates one of our favourite winter warmers Spiced Carrot and Lentil Soup. This is a fantastic recipe to make in bulk as it can easily be frozen and taken out on busy evenings when you have less time to cook. It is really easy to make and is packed full…

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Play Dough Recipes and Activities

Play Dough Recipes and Activities During these long winter nights it is a good idea to plan some fun indoor activities with your children.  A firm favourite is play dough, guaranteed to keep your children busy, helps them to be imaginative, encourages creativity and prevents them from getting bored and into trouble! Here are two…

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10 reason why joining an Early Talk and sign class is beneficial to you and your baby!

10 reason why joining an Early Talk and sign class is beneficial to you and your baby! Over recent years there has been growing popularity for baby sign classes, but why is it so  important and how can it benefit our parenting?  Admittedly for me it seemed like one more thing parents needed to do…

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Snacks in a winter wonderland

We’re always looking for ways to create snacks that are not only nutritionally balanced for little ones but fun for them to make! That’s why in this month’s blog we’re sharing snack ideas inspired by our favourite time of the year, Christmas! We’ve also created recipes based on Disney’s Frozen (our new favourite film!). Did…

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Gingerbread Cookies

In this months #EatInWithEarlyStart video, Edwina creates one of our favourite Christmas recipes ‘Gingerbread cookies‘ This is a fantastic recipe to make with your little ones as they’ll love cutting out their favourite shapes with their cookie cutters and decorating once baked! These cookies make a great snack at Christmas time or can be served as…

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Winners of the Newham Community Nutrition Awards

Newham Community Nutrition Awards- Celebrating Success in the Early Years On Friday 14th February 2020 we celebrated the fantastic work that’s taken place in early years settings over the last year! The Early Start Nutrition team and a host of guests honoured early year’s settings who are putting nutrition at the heart of their practice….

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Supervised Tooth Brushing Programme

Susan Lawrence and Shrewsbury nursery are taking part in the Supervised Tooth Brushing programme which supports children in their setting on a daily basis to brush their teeth for two minutes using a fluoride toothpaste. Following training and support from the Dental Wellness Trust the nursery are successfully supporting children and families to learn the…

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