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Free Autumn Activities this October Half Term

It’s hard to believe Christmas is just around the corner, which makes the October half term an expensive time of year for most families and it can be difficult to think of things to do for free or little expense.  So to help out, the Parenting team have compiled list of activities that won’t break…

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Pear and Rhubarb Crumble

Desserts, puddings and cakes made with cereals (such as rice or oats), milk and fruit can be included as part of a healthy, balanced diet for young children. We are excited to share one of our favourite puddings which meet these guidelines. Our Pear and Rhubarb crumble has no added sugar and is packed full…

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Halloween Inspired Arts and Crafts

Halloween is such a fun time of year for children and their families. It may look different this year so the Parenting Team have put together our most faboolous activity ideas for the whole family to have some skele-fun! WARNING! Hollow-een pun overload! Pumpkin Carving Pumpkin carving is a long time tradition and symbol for…

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Halloween Treats

It’s hard to believe, but Halloween is just around the corner! As you’ll probably know, we love creating themed recipes here at Early Start Nutrition, so we’ve decided to bring you a blog full of spook-tacular recipes (and bad Halloween puns!). Halloween is often a time where children have a lot of sugary foods, such…

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Sensory Play Activities for Babies Aged 6 to 18 Months

When babies explore using their senses they discover a lot about the world around them. These learning opportunities include: Building nerve connections to the brain Encourages problem solving skills Supports language development Development of fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination Promotes creativity and imagination through role play Aids sensory development Increased tummy time Exploration Here…

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Early Start Nutrition – Award Winners 2020

We are thrilled to announce that the Early Start Nutrition Team have won THREE national nutrition awards! The 18th National NMT Nursery Awards 2020 – Nursery Training and Development Award We are excited to announce that we won the ‘Nursery Training and Development Award‘. It’s an honour to receive this award and to know that…

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

What is Healthy Start? 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 can access FREE vouchers to spend on fresh, frozen and tinned fruit and vegetables, fresh, dried and tinned…

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Back to Nursery Tips from the Experts

As children begin to return to nursery and school it is the perfect time to reflect on routines and set new ones in place. We are sharing top tips from some of our favourite professionals to help with nursery routines. Immunisations During the Pandemic Dr Lucy Brennan is a GP based in Glasgow, and also…

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Menu Planning Options

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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