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Suspected case of bacterial meningitis -link attached to letter from Public Health England

by Sophie Reed - June 11th, 2018

It is with the deepest sympathy and respect that we are sad to inform you of a tragedy that occurred over the weekend, as a child who attends the nursery has passed away.  The medical team have not made a formal diagnosis but this was a suspected or probable case of bacterial meningitis. We have […]
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Wearing Professionally Fitted Shoes to Nursery

by Sophie Reed - January 25th, 2018

Please bring your child to nursery in professionally fitted shoes eg Clarks, once they are up and walking. The reason for this request is three-fold. Firstly, children’s bones are very soft and so ill-fitting shoes, or even socks and baby grows that are too tight, can affect the development of the foot, and therefore gait, […]
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Do dummies affect speech in young children?

by Sophie Reed - January 25th, 2018

Whether to use a dummy or not can be a controversial topic, especially when you are trying to get your baby to sleep at 2am in the morning before a busy day ahead at work, but what are the pros and cons of dummies. This is an excellent article which helps you objectively weigh up […]
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Keeping children of all ages safe online

by Sophie Reed - December 1st, 2017

Having just been on a safeguarding course, I wanted to share a link and some information with you on how to keep children of all ages safe online. Often, as parents, we can feel overwhelmed with the speed of change and keeping up with what our children are doing online.  This website from the NSPCC […]
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Encouraging resilience in young children

Encouraging resilience in young children

by Emma Tennant - October 25th, 2017

At our recent parent information evening on Learning at Nursery, Learning at Home the topic of how to encourage resilience came up, and as promised, I said I would write a blog on it. The government recognise resilience particularly in the early years and have called these traits Characteristics of Effective Learning.  Personally, I am […]
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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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