NHS Dentist Visit

At group this Monday, we were given the ultimate pleasure by welcoming NHS Dentist Lorraine. She gave the children a wonderful talk on how best to look after their teeth, encouraging them to brush twice a day and to visit the dentist regularly. And she also gave them...

Autism Training Workshop

Last weekend we had the pleasure of Sycamore Trust Autism Ambassadors, Robert Lamb and Alex Rowley, come and give us a very informative training workshop on Autism. Unlike many other training courses we go on, we find the Sycamore Trust extremely valuable as the men...

Ditching the Plastic!

As a setting, we have been working hard to get rid of as much plastic in our setting as possible, and replace with more eco-friendly materials such as wood, metal, fabric and so on. Our latest mission was to replace all of our plastic cups, plates and bowls –...

Nature Trails for Kids!

Following on from the previous blog, I have compiled a list of local nature trails and natural play areas within our community. Nature Trails for Kids! Gruffalo Trail – Thorndon Forest (Brentwood) The Wind in the Willows – Hanningfield Reservoir...

Mental Health and the Outdoors.

Increasing studies show that the best way to improve both children’s and adults mental health, is to have more access to the outside – in particular more green spaces such as forests, beaches and/or open land. Below are some statements found on the...

Healthcare

Some of you may already be with BUPA or private healthcare through your company. If not, there is an alternative healthcare provider, and that is Benenden. We as a family have been with them for many years, and they offer a fantastic service. If you go to the GP and...