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Suitable Footwear

Suitable Footwear

by Kate Courthold - September 29th, 2017

The most important part of any child’s outfit is their shoes. Too tight, too loose, too narrow, too wide – any of these things can cause damage to growing feet that can cause trouble even into adulthood. Because children’s feet grow so fast, you should get their feet measured every time you buy them new […]
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Internet Safety – How to Keep Your Child Safe Online

by Kate Courthold - July 26th, 2017

The internet is always changing, and being able to keep up to date with your children’s use of technology may be a challenge, especially if you feel that your children may have better technical skills than you do. Children love using technology and are learning to navigate websites, online games and touch screen technology like […]
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Sent on behalf of Public Health

by Debbie King - June 19th, 2017

LEVEL 3 HEATWAVE ALERT: HEATWAVE ACTION The Met Office has issued a Level 3 Heatwave Alert for the period 0900 on Monday and 0900 on Thursday: temperatures expected to be at/over 31oc day/16oc night for the next few days.    Keeping cool in hot weather is very important for health, especially for young children who are […]
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Safety Reminder in Hot Weather

by Debbie King - June 16th, 2017

We have been advised by Reading Early years that over the past 2 weeks two pre school children have presented at Accident and Emergency at the Royal Berkshire Hospital with significant head injuries following falls from first floor windows.  Please be vigilant and make sure all windows left open have child safety locks on them […]
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by Debbie King - June 15th, 2017

We have been lucky enough to have seen a few days of sunshine this week and have  today been advised by Public Health  that there will be a heatwave on Sunday that may carry over to next week. As such this is just a reminder that all children need a sunhat for their time at the nursery.  Please ensure […]
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Tooth decay - how to tackle it ...

Tooth decay – how to tackle it …

by Kate Courthold - May 30th, 2017

Tooth decay is almost entirely preventable yet, it remains the most common reason why children aged five to nine get admitted to hospital. The State of Child Health report has highlighted an alarming gap between rich and poor, using the findings from 2013 Child Dental Health Survey, five-year-olds living in the most deprived areas were […]
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Sun Hats and Sun Cream

by Debbie King - May 25th, 2017

Hi All  As we are enjoying such glorious weather at the moment, we request that you bring in a sun hat for your child with their name written in it.  Also if you have not given us permission to use the nursery sun cream please ensure you bring your own sun cream in for your […]
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Nursery Trip to Marwell Zoo – Thursday 8th June 2017!

by Nicole Odell - April 28th, 2017

We are planning on taking the children in the panthers and bears room on a trip to Marwell Zoo. The children are fascinated by wildlife at the moment and this will allow a real life experience for them with many learning values. The trip will include a coach journey to the zoo, a leisurely walk […]
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Touchscreen-toddlers’ sleep less, researchers say …

by Kate Courthold - April 24th, 2017

I recently read an article that found a link to the amount of time spent using touchscreens and the amount of sleep children get.  Whilst I don’t find the findings surprising, it is an interesting read; you can find the full article here In summary, the research suggests that for every hour spent on a […]
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‘Children are being reared in captivity’, claims childhood expert

by Kate Courthold - April 5th, 2017

For the last two generations, childhood has been characterised by adult control and shrinking freedoms, with childhood play expert Tim Gill, claiming that children now are “effectively being reared in captivity”.   Credit: Daniel Jedzura, Shutterstock.com Mr Gill spoke at the Childcare Expo, revealing how the fear of children being harmed is causing them to grow […]
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