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National Week of Play 2022: Protecting the planet through play

At a time when there is – rightly – a growing focus on the need to take urgent action to safeguard the future of our planet, helping young children to build a lifelong relationship with the natural world couldn’t be more important. Making eco-sustainability both meaningful and fun can help even the youngest children learn…

It’s National Children’s Gardening Week 2022

Children love growing plants and love being involved in the garden but they’re often impatient, wanting to see instant results. National Children’s Gardening Week aims to capture children’s enthusiasm at a time when results are immediate. National Children’s Gardening Week takes place annually in the ‘warm’ week at the end of May.     There…

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.…

Help save the bees with ‘No Mow May’

Here at Lewisham Children & Family Centres we love our bees! A great way to encourage bees into your garden is to get involved with this years “No mow May”. It’s also a great way to get away without mowing your lawn for a month! Just letting your lawn grow for a month creates a…

Happy Easter – To all our families celebrating

Easter is a Christian Festival that commemorates Jesus’ crucifixion on Good Friday and celebrates his resurrection on Easter Sunday. It is one of the most sacred events in the Christian calendar as Jesus is the son of God. On Good Friday Jesus’ body was taken down from the cross and placed in a tomb with…

Safer Internet Tips

Even very young children spend lots of time online. These top tips have been written for you (parents and carers) by  the UK Safer Internet Centre to share, and talk about, with your children. It’s never too early to talk about life online! Parental Controls Making sure your child can’t access things that are not…

It’s Springtime!

Spring is here and after the last two years of restrictions it feels like Spring is full of possibilities to get out there and enjoy the natural world. Why not go on a spring walk and download this free nature treasure hunt checklist from Little Owls Resources. Focus on the smells, sounds and nature around…

Happy Pancake Day!

I don’t know about you but we just can’t resist a pancake! If you’ve not made pancakes before you can download and print the CBeebies Easy Pancake Recipe to get you started. If you’re short on time pancakes freeze well if you want to make them in advance and lots of supermarkets sell ready-made mixes…

It’s World Book Day

This year World Book Day celebrates 25 years! World Book Day is about celebrating books and reading all year round. It’s never too early to encourage a love of reading. If you attend one of our sessions on week beginning 28th February you will receive a £1 token to spend on a special World Book…

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