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National Week of Play: How nature nurtures our mental health

  “Our relationship with nature – how much we notice, think about and appreciate our natural surroundings – is a critical factor in supporting good mental health and preventing distress.” The above quote is taken from ‘Nature: How connecting with nature benefits our mental health‘, a report by the Mental Health Foundation.   Immerse yourself in nature…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Healthy Start vouchers go digital!

Healthy Start are moving from paper vouchers to the Healthy Start card. The last paper vouchers will be sent out on the week starting the 7th March. You can still use any valid vouchers to get free vitamins. There are still over 1600 Lewisham families missing out on these payments for vegetables, fruits, beans/lentils and…

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…

Wild Winter Activities

The Wildlife Trust has some fantastic activities for you and your family this Winter. Take a look at their 12 Days Wild Activities to keep little hands busy and help wildlife in your area. At this time of year, birds can struggle to find food. Check out our handy tutorial on YouTube that shows you how to…

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