Children begin their journey towards writing by simply making marks. Mark Making is more than just a scribble. It is the first step in your child’s journey to writing and important for their development in handwriting, creativity and coordination.   What is Mark Making? Mark Making simply refers to the different patterns, lines, textures and shapes your child creates. Typically used to describe the scribbles that early years children make on paper with pens, pencils
In the UK more than 200 babies die from SIDS every year, most of these deaths occur in babies under 6 months and is more common while they are asleep. Although SIDS is rare it can be of huge concern to parents of infants and although the exact cause is unknown, there are multiple factors considered to increase the risk and many things parents can do to enable safe sleep and reduce the risk. Parents
Whether first thing in a morning or just before bedtime, making sure your children are doing a decent job at cleaning their teeth can be a challenge for any parent. Though its largely preventable, tooth decay remains the most common chronic disease among children aged 6 – 19. On top of this, poor oral hygiene has been linked to everything from speech delays to dental pain and infections to diabetes.   Contributing factors to poor
British Values has been implicitly within the Early year’s foundation stage statutory framework since 2014. The Early Years foundation stage statutory framework is the standards that schools, and childcare providers must meet for learning, development and care of children from birth to 5. ‘Fundamental British Values’ is part of the statutory prevent guidance that all childcare providers need to follow. There are four British Values childcare providers must promote. All four values fit somewhere within
As parents, you know that the first 5 years of development are the most critical. Over a child’s first 5 years of life, their brain develops more and faster than at any other point. From new-born babies to toddlers, children go through their major developmental milestones in their early years, all of which parents can help with. Creating the best environment for your child’s development will help them evolve their health, wellbeing and trajectory for