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Drop-in Vitamin D is back!

You can now drop-in to our centres to register or collect your Vitamin D Monday to Friday at 10am – 3pm  What is vitamin D Vitamin D is very important for you and your baby.  It helps your bodies to absorb calcium, which is essential for keeping bones healthy throughout life.  Vitamin D helps to…

Lets Stop Food Waste!

Minimising Food Waste is great way to save money and minimise waste.  Love Food Hate Waste says: “in UK households we waste 6.5 million tonnes of it every year, 4.5 million of which is edible. We’re not talking egg shells or chicken bones… We mean the last few bites from your plate that you couldn’t…

It’s Walk to School Week 2022!

The number of children walking to school has dropped significantly in a generation when 70% of children walked to school, now it is just over half. Many working families can find walking to school difficult due to the pressures of getting to work and taking children to difficult schools or settings. If you can manage…

Books about Kindness

Books are a great way to teach your child about kindness. Here are a few of our favourites: by Sophie Beer This bright colourful board book is a great way to teach young children about kindness.   by Natalie Pritchard and illustrated by Natalie Merherb A lovely, rhyming underwater story about a shy manatee starting…

It’s National Children’s Day

National Children’s Day UK (NCDUK) is all about the importance of a healthy childhood, and how we need to protect the rights and freedoms of children and young people.   Why is kindness so important? Because happy, healthy and kind children create flourishing societies. “This year we are not only promoting kindness, but we are prioritising…

Mental Health Awareness Week 2022 – Loneliness

This week is Mental Health Awareness Week and this years theme is loneliness. The Campaign to End Loneliness says “In total , 45% of adults feel occasionally, sometimes or often lonely in England. This equates to twenty five million people.” Action for Children have also reported 24% of parents surveyed said they were always or…

Loneliness

We can all be affected by loneliness at different points during our life and being a parent can often make us feel lonely or isolated. Feeling lonely can leave us feeling embarrassed and low but it’s important to remember that feeling lonely is perfectly normal and that  there is help out there to help us…

May is National Share a Story Month

Sharing stories together is one of the many joys of being a parent, but it can sometimes feel that there just aren’t enough hours in the day. Spending just 10 minutes a day reading and sharing stories can: increase your child’s self-esteem boost creativity and imagination help your child to feel nurtured, safe and important…

Family Learning Courses – Places still available

Adult Learning Lewisham offer amazing Family Learning courses that promote health, wellbeing and awareness of our environment in a fun, creative and engaging way. They still have few spaces left for some of their courses that are starting this week and after half term. Adults attending with child can be a parent, grandparent or carer.…

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