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Ramadan Activities for Children

We are now in the month of Ramadan where Muslims across the globe will be going without food and water as a way of reminding ourselves to be grateful for our blessings, this is also a time for more prayers, introspection, charity and service. To get in the spirit of Ramadan and Eid- ul- Fitr…

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Growing and Gardening Activities for Children

This week is National Gardening Week 2020! As you’ll be spending more time at home, we thought we’d provide you with a few basic growing activities that you can do indoors or outdoors with your little ones. Why are growing activities beneficial? Growing and gardening offers so many fun and interesting learning opportunities for children….

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Vitamin D Requirements for Infants and Toddlers

Growing children need lots of energy and nutrients to support their growth and development and a good routine can help them to meet these requirements. Eating together as a family can support children to learn about and enjoy food. Offering three main meals, breakfast, lunch and tea is a great way of planning the variety…

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Planned Maintenance

Planned Maintenance Thursday 23rd April 12am -6am Due to planned site maintenance you may see a disruption in services across the website. Please do not send any referrals or complete any training during this period as this information may not be saved. Thank you for your understanding.

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Play and Activities at Home – Ideas and Resources

A compilation of resources, links and ideas for you and your family to use and share during this uncertain time and beyond.  We hope that you find these resources and links useful, please do come back and re visit on a regular basis as we will continue to upload new information for you and the…

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Spring Sensory Bottles

The spring sensory bottles is an easy and creative activity which you can involve the whole family to make together but are great for babies to gain a rich sensory experience.  It supports their fine motor skills and hand and eye co-ordination skills which offers hours of fun!  All you need is a few things…

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Discussing Corona Virus with Children

Lets try and stay calm when talking to your children about what’s happening.  As we reach the end of a month in isolation our stress levels may be increasing. Nonverbal children can still pick up on our tone of voice and on our stress levels as they adjust to life in lockdown. Parents may feel…

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Fish fingers and potato wedges

In this months #EatInWithEarlyStart video, Edwina shares one of our favourite Friday night ‘fakeaways’. This is the perfect recipe to prepare and enjoy as a family. The kids will have lots of messy fun with this recipe. We set up a little production line for dipping the fish in flour, egg and breadcrumbs. You can choose…

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How to Take Care of Yourself as a Parent When Self-Isolating with Children

One of the key principles in Triple P is to take care of yourself as a parent; now more than ever we need to be thinking of ways to take care of ourselves during these unprecedented times. The first few days are bound to be strange, but it is important to establish some kind of…

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Early Start Bingo

Early Start Bingo!   Take part in Early Starts’ second virtual Bingo Night, hosted by Sue, on Wednesday 27th May at 7:30pm. Email Dom if you’d like to take part, so that we can send you your Bingo card! Join via GoToMeeting (link below). Hope to see you there 🙂  

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