Top Techniques to develop children’s speech and language – download the free poster to support speech and language development
Small Talking – Whether it is breakfast time, bath time or bedtime, there are so many opportunities to talk during the day to fill your child’s world with words. Try this simple bath time game: www.small-talk.org.uk/12-24-months/play/pouring-tipping
2 year funding – The government has increased the number of 2 year olds who are eligible for a fully funded pre-school or nursery place, which means that your child MAY be entitled to a fully funded place. This can be checked via the link below, BUT only after your child has turned 2 years old and only if our setting has places available.
Please go to www.northamptonshire.gov.uk/2yearfunding where you will find a page that will allow you to check if you are eligible. If you are eligible, please contact Michelle or Angela, and please be aware that the eligibility code only lasts for 6 weeks. It may be necessary to re-apply just before your child starts Pre-School to ensure they are still eligible for funding.
30 hours funded childcare – Want to find out if you are eligible for 3o hours of funded childcare and how to apply? Visit www.childcarechoices.gov.uk
Healthy Lunchbox ideas – Do you get stuck as to what to put in your child’s lunchbox? Why not pop along to Change4Life and check out their healthier ideas. Visit www.nhs.uk/change4life-beta/healthier-lunchboxes
How to say goodbye – Saying goodbye to a distressed child is never easy. This article may give you some handy tips on how to say goodbye to your child, whilst still reassuring them that you will return. www.janetlansbury.com/2015/09/say-goodbye-child-school/
What to expect, when? The Early Years Foundation Stage Framework (EYFS) sets out the learning and development stages for children as they grow from birth to five years. ‘What to expect, when?’ is a parent’s guide to your child’s learning as they move through the EYFS.