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Top Tips for Water Safety

Top Tips for Water Safety

Many of us will head toward water to enjoy the warm weather. Whether it’s a paddling pool in the back garden, a river, a lake or the ocean, below are some tips to make sure that your child is safe near water Make sure that an adult supervises children in or around water at all times. Even a shallow bath ... Read More »

Enjoying the Summer without Breaking the Bank

Enjoying the Summer without Breaking the Bank

With the longest stretch of warm (even hot!) weather in recent memory upon us, there have been plenty of opportunities to get out and about as a family—taking leisurely evening walks, catching up with neighbours as the children play, dusting off the backyard pool. As the school holidays approach, however, talk often turns to summer holidays, and pressure can mount ... Read More »

School is almost out: Sun, Sea and …… Childcare Woes

School is almost out: Sun, Sea and …… Childcare Woes

The final preschool or school bell at the end of June brings with it much excitement. Thoughts turn to lie-ins, lazy days and a general sense of freedom. Even traffic quietens down, making morning commutes so much easier. For parents, however, the summer break often brings a logistical challenge – childcare. For working parents, this means figuring how who will ... Read More »

Encouraging Positive Behaviour

Encouraging Positive Behaviour

We’ve all been there—it’s the end of a long day and we know that what everyone in the family needs is to be tucked up in bed. Getting there, however, can seem like the a never ending journey. There’s finding the right pair of pyjamas, ensuring the teeth are brushed, scrambling to find the lost tie and the stuffed animal ... Read More »

Things To Do This Summer

Things To Do This Summer

Summer is in full swing and children are free” from school. While this is a great time for children, it can be a difficult time for parents trying to occupy all that free time and ensure their children are kept somewhat entertained over the couple of months. Many children will attend Summer Camps. There is a huge range and diversity ... Read More »

The Power of Play

The Power of Play

Children learn through play.  It’s their language.  As they roll around on the ground, play pretend games or paint and draw, they test their physical strength, they set up problems and they find solutions; “Teddy has a broken leg, we must find ways of making teddy better”.  As they talk, move and have fun, children are constantly learning. Their imaginations ... Read More »

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Baby and Child Reflexology

Baby and Child Reflexology

Reflexology is a beautiful therapy to enhance nurturing relationships with your little one, developing a sense of security and attachment. You can introduce reflexology to your child at any stage and enjoy the immediate benefits. Reflexology is a safe and effective therapy to use with babies and children, encouraging health and wellbeing, promoting bonding and comforting, soothing digestive complaints, and ... Read More »

Play: A User’s Guide

Play: A User’s Guide

Play Images Copyright of Hugh McMahon http://hughmcmahon.com/ Read More »

A Guide for Parents of 0-5 year olds

A Guide for Parents of 0-5 year olds

GETTING TO KNOW YOUR CHILD A GUIDE FOR PARENTS The New Baby The world is a strange and terrifying place for a new born baby. You can help your baby realise that it can also be a friendly, happy place by meeting his needs reasonably soon after they are felt, and by providing lots of cuddles and closeness. Remember, you ... Read More »