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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…

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…

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…

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…

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