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World Mental Health Day – How Five to Thrive can help

Sunday the 10th October was World Mental Health Day which helps us to focus on the importance of positive mental health and wellbeing, especially as parents. In 2020, one in six school-aged children was identified with a mental health problem. This has risen from one in ten in 2004 and one in nine in 2017.…

Who are Health Visitors and What Do They Do?

Health Visitors are registered nurses or midwives with a specialist qualification in public health. They work with families who have children between the ages of 0 and five. Lewisham Health Visiting Services are provided by Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust, and Health Visitors work in five teams, across the Borough.   What your Health Visitor…

It’s Black History Month

October is Black History month and  there are lots of ways to learn and explore Black History with your under 5’s  Watch these dads and daughters discussing everything from Rosa Parks to the Jamaican football team together during Black History Month. Find out about Princess K’s black history heroes in this animation from CBeebies House…

It’s World Mental Health Day

Today marks World Mental Health Day which encourages us all to focus on our mental or emotional health. All of us have faced different challenges over the last year from home schooling, working from home, illness or even bereavement. World Mental Health Day can help us look at how we are feeling  and work towards…

12 Outdoor Activities for Pre-school Children

Autumn offers a rich bounty of inspiration for exploring and imaginations. Chances are if your children are in an early years setting, they’ll be doing lots of activities related to Autumn and getting them outdoors with some Autumn-inspired activities will continue this learning at home. It doesn’t matter if it is a sunny September, an overcast…

It’s Stoptober!

Stopping smoking is one of the best things you will ever do for you and your family’s health. It’s never too late to quit smoking. Whether you’ve attempted to quit before, been thinking about it for a while, or are only just considering stopping, there are lots of different support options and tools available, so…

Little Explorers Routines and Play

We hear lots  about routines when we have children. Whether it’s how to get your baby into a good sleep routine, managing your toddler’s toilet training or how to introduce solids, we can feel that there are so many routines to keep up with. But having some routines in your day can really help you…

Find out more about the COVID-19 vaccine

As we move towards the colder Winter months it’s even more important for everyone who is able to have their COVID-19 vaccine. We know that many people have concerns but there is lots of information from professionals that can answer your questions. If you decide to take up your vaccine, you don’t have to wait…

Be Breast Aware

The tragic death of former Girls Aloud singer Sarah Harding at just 39 reminds us all that it’s important to be aware of the symptoms of breast cancer, no matter how old we are. If you feel or see any differences in your breasts please do see your GP as soon as possible, they are…

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