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Child and adult role playing as a builder

Importance of Role Playing

In this blog we will be exploring the importance of role playing and how it is an effective way for children to make sense of the world around them.  Role playing also supports children to: Develop their communication and language skills Act out and make sense of real-life situations Explore, investigate and experiment Develop their…

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Herb and spice posts, such as turmeric, cinnamon, black pepper and rosemary

How to Add Flavour Without Using Salt

How to Add Flavour Without Using Salt According to the NHS (opens in new tab), high salt intakes in children can raise their blood pressure and increase their risk of heart disease and stroke in later life. Like adults, children can develop a preference for salty foods, and may refuse foods without added salt, and…

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Breastfeeding Support

In this blog we will be focusing on breasting feeding support available for families. 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 requirements as it is a time of rapid growth and development. During the first six months,…

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

What is Healthy Start? NHS 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 will get help to buy healthy food and drink including fresh, frozen and tinned fruit and vegetables,…

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Is A Vegan Diet Suitable For Children?

While it’s unclear exactly how many children and adults follow a vegan diet in the UK, the general consensus it that this plant based diet is on the rise. In fact, the The Vegan Society (opens in new tab) reports there are currently 600,000 vegans (1.16% of the population, 2019) in Great Britain. However, the…

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Merry Christmas and a happy new year! From Everyone at Early Start

Christmas Shut Down 2022

Susan Lawrence Nursery will close at 6pm on Thursday 22nd December 2022, re-opening from 8am on Tuesday 3rd January 2023. Our Shrewsbury Road Nursery will close at 6pm on the following day, Friday 23rd December 2022, re-opening from 8am on Tuesday 3rd January 2023.   Our Family Contact Centre will be closed from 6pm on…

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Nutrition Advent Calendar

Welcome to our Nutrition Advent Calendar. For the whole of December you can open the door to our favourite festive treats. Each morning you’ll find a new recipe hiding behind our interactive advent calendar! Once you click on the door you’ll be taken to our festive recipe cards which you can download to recreate the…

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Creative Christmas Activities

With Christmas just around the corner what better way to get into the spirit than doing some fun creative Christmas activities with your little ones? Here are just a few ideas from the Nursery Team! Bauble painting Brighten up your baubles by adding a splash of paint! Acrylic paint works best with a fine paint…

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Christmas Pizza

Christmas Pizza

We love creating Christmas recipes and particularly those that are easy for your little ones to get involved with. Our Christmas pizza is a perfect activity for the whole family to try out at home! This recipe is healthy, balanced and nutritious! It can be adapted to include some of your little ones favourite vegetables…

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Baby Breakfast

Baby Breakfast Ideas

Baby Breakfast Ideas In this blog we are taking a look at our favourite baby breakfast ideas! Breakfast is a great time to provide your little one with a variety of foods and to support them to get used to a range of tastes and textures. You can find out more about the when and…

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