Lewisham Children & Family Centre

five to thrive

Outdoors Explorers

Would you like to foster a love of nature in your child, and have fun outdoors in all weathers and seasons? Join our experienced early years educators for an exciting series of 5 free outdoor learning sessions for children aged 18 months to 4yrs in the heart of our local woodland for children and their…

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.…

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…

What if peek-a-boo could change the world?

From the TEDTALK website: “What if I was to tell you that a game of peek-a-boo could change the world?” asks seven-year-old Molly Wright, one of the youngest-ever TED speakers. Breaking down the research-backed ways parents and caregivers can support children’s healthy brain development, Wright highlights the benefits of play on lifelong learning, behaviour and…

Roots of Empathy Programme

Roots of Empathy supports positive mental health and wellbeing in children, creating a safe space for them to learn and talk about their feelings. Roots of Empathy is an international, evidence-based classroom programme that has shown significant effect in reducing levels of aggression amongst schoolchildren by raising social/emotional competence and increasing empathy. The programme helps…

The Special Nature of the Outdoors

Children under two belong outside (Jim Greenman 1988) We think that the outdoors is very important for everyone, especially young children, so we devised a course to share what we have learned over the years. The course is called OWL Babies – Outdoors While Learning. We have put together some information for you from reports…

Babies and Screen Time

Hello everyone, My name is Anne I am an Early Years Practitioner and trained Henry Facilitator and I run the Little Explorers sessions. For the last couple of weeks we have been using Five to Thrive looking at how your baby’s brain grows better, when you do five simple things that feed the brain RESPOND,…

Toys and time to play

My name is Anne I am an Early Years Practitioner and trained Henry Facilitator and I run the Little Explorers sessions for the last couple of weeks we have been using Five to Thrive looking at how your baby’s brain grows better, when you do five simple things that feed the brain: RESPOND, CUDDLE. RELAX.…

Feel the grass

My name is Anne I am an Early Years Practitioner and trained Henry Facilitator and I run the Little Explorers sessions. We have been using Five to Thrive to look at how your baby’s brain grows better, when you do five simple things that feed the brain RESPOND, CUDDLE.RELAX, PLAY, and TALK Last week I…

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