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Blog posts of interest to families on the waiting list…

Will raw eggs now be ‘safe for pregnant women’

by Sophie Reed - July 29th, 2016

The Advisory Committee on the Microbiological Safety of Food has recommended this week that pregnant women and other “vulnerable” people are no longer advised to avoid raw or lightly cooked eggs. Their recommendation has led the Food Standards Agency to open up a 8 week consultation on the issue. What do you think? Would you eat […]
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Sleep

by Sophie Reed - August 27th, 2015

Having a set sleep routine has a number of benefits for your child, a routine will help your child’s brain to learn when it is awake time and when it is sleep time and improve the quality of your child’s sleep which should then mean that they settle easier at night. This also allows your child to get […]
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When should milk offer a supporting role and not take centre stage?

by Sophie Reed - August 27th, 2015

We know that milk is very beneficial to your child as it’s a great source of vitamins and minerals such as calcium which your baby needs for strong bones and teeth. You should continue to give your child milk until they’re at least one year old and then babies over 12 months should be offered […]
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Transitioning from bottles to cups

by Sophie Reed - August 27th, 2015

From the age of six months old the use of a cup instead of a bottle is recommended for children’s drinks as a cup is better for a child’s teeth. If drinking sweetened drinks this is especially important, as drinking these through a teat can cause tooth decay. After the age of one, children should […]
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Increase of Rickets in Young Children

by Sophie Reed - January 30th, 2015

We are all aware of the dangers of too much sun, especially for children. But has the safe sun message inadvertently created vitamin D deficiencies, resulting in a resurgence in rickets? Orthopaedic expert Dr Joe Reed – who is based at Southampton Hospital – says the Department of Health needs to do more to make […]
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Cuddling and Kissing Ban

by Sophie Reed - January 30th, 2015

We all know that one of the media’s big topics that they cover at the moment is child care and the workers, last night they uncovered another story that made us all think. Due to allegations in the sector being made big news, an increasing amount of nurseries have been imposing cuddling and kissing bans […]
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Swaddling, to do or not?

by Sophie Reed - October 31st, 2013

A lot of people use swaddling at the moment, for new mums it’s a way of having your baby near you while still being able to use both hands, and get on with things, It can be a way of settling you child as they have the closeness of you being there. However research has […]
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I Can Do It!

by charmaine cowley - April 30th, 2013

Encouraging your child’s independence is an essential part of growing up. It’s not just the ability to do tasks for themselves, but their emotional development and attitude towards trying new things and facing challenges in the future. Every child is different, but by the time they reach 2, most children want to be more independent. […]
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In the spotlight…

by charmaine cowley - March 8th, 2013

In the spotlight this month is Nicole Odell So, what do you do at the Nursery? I am the Nursery Manager so I have lots of tasks that keep me very busy! My main responsibilities are the smooth running of the nursery, coaching and guiding a fantastic team and supporting parents. Since we are constantly […]
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New Government Proposal to changes in Childcare

by charmaine cowley - February 20th, 2013

You’re bound to have heard in the news about the government’s new proposal to changes in childcare provision. The majority of responses from the Early Years and childcare sector, including the National Day Nurseries Association, Pre-school Learning Alliance and the National Childminding Association have come out against the proposals. A few of the biggest Nursery […]
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