Securing the Best Start to Life

Bake the Most of Life competition

Sign-up for Warburtons Bake the Most of Life today to ensure you get access to all resources as well as competitions such as Harvesting Family Favourites! 

This exciting competition encourages your pupils to explore their favourite family recipes and share them for the chance to have them published on the Bake the Most of Life website! 

This helpful website is home to plenty of resources and enrichment activities that can be used for home-learning, plus the competition! 

With direct PSHE curriculum links to topics such as healthy eating, respectful friendships, and caring relationships, (as well as supporting Gatsby Benchmarks) this is a great opportunity to break-bread with your class and get to know their family favourites! 

The competition only takes 30 minutes to complete and is simple to enter with age specific competition entry forms for 5–7 and 7–11-year-olds!  

Don’t miss out, register today! 

Entry is totally free using our free-post or scanning and send options! 

    Learning to talk

    There are some brilliant tips and activities for speech development on the Start for Life website.

    Help children learn to talk with fun routines. Could these be shared with the families of the children you work with.  

    Be a Savvy Shopper

    Last year, 91 types of toys were recalled because they were dangerous. And a report from the British Toy and Hobby Association found that, of 101 dangerous toys withdrawn from sale on online marketplaces, 65 seemingly identical toys were still on sale a year later.

    Despite this, new research reveals that 70% of parents never check to see if a product has been recalled and 93% don’t know how to check.

    That’s why the Child Accident Prevention Trust has set up a new advice hub where parents and practitioners can check if the toys and childcare products, they’re buying are safe.

    For more information click here

    A Bright Start for Every Deaf Child

    The National Deaf Children's Society are running four online, free sessions to help education and support those working in the early years about childhood deafness.

    The sessions' details are:
    A Bright Start for Every Deaf Child: Together We Can for Deaf Children
    The National Deaf Children’s Society are running four live and free online sessions to give those working in the early years information and ideas to support deaf children.  Whether you currently have deaf children in your setting or not, these sessions will help you reflect on your practise and equip you to be ready for deaf children now or in the future.
    We will cover how deafness impacts development, language and communication, acoustics and  lighting, deaf awareness techniques, behaviour and identity.
    Our sessions cover:
    • Implement Effective Transitions for Deaf Children: 19 April 6-7:30pm on Zoom
    • Improve Language and Communication for Deaf Children: 26 April 6-7:30pm on Zoom
    • See Parents as Partners: 3 May 6-7:30pm on Zoom.
    • Support Social and Emotional Development for Deaf Children: 10 May 6-7:30pm on Zoom
    You will also receive two recorded webinars on sensory storytelling and using basic BSL if you attend one or more of the four.

    Find more information register here

    Down’s Syndrome Awareness Week

    This week marks Down’s Syndrome Awareness Week and World Down Syndrome Day.

    The Down’s Syndrome Association is a registered charity that is ‘committed to improving the quality of life of people who have Down’s syndrome, promoting their right to be included on a full and equal basis with others.’
    You might find the following links of interest:

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