Do you worry about your child’s diet?

There is so much information (and misinformation) out there.
Have a listen to this really interesting programme about developing healthy eating habits with your children.
Sometimes, a very restrictive eating pattern gives us clues about a child’s development.
If you are worried about your child’s diet and relationship with food, please give me a call.
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The impact of screens on child development

Many parents worry about the impact of screens on their child’s development. Have a read of this! According to The World Health Organisation, babies should not be left to passively watch screens. Children between ages 2 and 4 should have a maximum of an hour a day.
Need advice about the development of your young child? Early intervention is key is helping achieve their potential. Call me for a chat-I am an Early Years Teacher and Specialist Early Years SENCo with many years of experience. I can help you access the support your child needs.
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Supporting a child who may be dealing with grief

The death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth provides us with an opportunity to think about how we talk to children about grief.
Many adults feel the need to ‘soften’ the news by saying “They’ve gone to live with the angels” or “They will be watching over us.”
Experience has shown me that children are way more resilient than we think, and just need death to be explained to them honestly and in language they can understand. They need to ask questions and they need to be allowed to grieve, in the same way as adults do. Attempts to soften the news for them can be very confusing and unhelpful. Have a read of this article from Child Bereavement UK.
Queen Elizabeth taught all of us so much but gave us the perfect opportunity to talk to our children about loyalty, dignity, privacy and fulfilling promises. Surely teaching our children about these things is one of the most powerful things we can do to honour the life of Queen Elizabeth?
Please let me know if you would like support for your child who may be grieving for a special person. Call me for a free ten minute chat! 07746756871 or email me at
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Getting your child back into a routine for school

Are you a parent faced with the challenges of trying to get your child back into a routine, ready for school?
I would suggest drawing out or writing a ‘morning map’ with your child, to remind them what to do at each step of the getting ready process. This will avoid you having to keep telling them what to do, each day.
Have a read of the article from BBC Bitesize.
Worried about your child’s behaviour at home? Call me for a free ten minute chat! 07746756871 or email me at
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Is your child anxious about returning to school?

That time of year is upon us again! Back to School!
I know many of our children will be excited about the new school year…..but many are not.
I have a wealth of suggestions for you to try, which will all help your child to settle. I will write a bespoke report with your child at the centre, with suggestions about ways to help them to settle and be happy in school.
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Have a look at this excellent resource from Young Minds.
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First step in getting help for your child

Child not speaking? Not meeting their milestones?
Many parents would like to know the first step in getting help for their child. It’s really easy- speak to your own NHS GP and ask for a referral to the Community Paediatrician.
Top tip: Waiting lists are very long so if you are only mildly concerned, get them on the waiting list. You can always cancel the appointment.
Please let me know if I can help, in the meantime!
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Are you worried about your child’s development?

Happy Sunday everyone!
So often, I meet parents who will share with me their worries about their child’s development.
Many will say they are not sure their worries are real, or they don’t know how to get help from other professionals.
Others say that their child is not receiving the support that they need, at school.
As an Early Years Teacher, I know that early intervention is key. Every child deserves the correct support.
Please don’t wait! I am a qualified SENCo with experience from birth through the whole primary age range.
It would be a privilege to help your child and family.
Summer holidays are the best time to get advice so that you can ensure support is in place for your child as the new school year starts.
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Getting Children Moving Again

Getting Children moving again….
Evidence suggests that many of our children are getting even less opportunities for physical activity than before the pandemic.
According to this article by Max Stanford, “A myriad of evidence shows that physical activity in early childhood is critical to bodily growth and physical development. Taking part in physical activity can help to improve body control and strengthen bones and muscles.
Physical activity also has cognitive, social and other developmental benefits, with more physical activity associated with improved learning in language and maths, for example, and improved attention and concentration. There is also evidence suggesting physical activity enhances children’s socialisation, for example, making and maintaining friendships or interacting with peers, as well as improving behavioural problems.”
Worried about your child, especially as you spend more time with them over the holidays? This tends to be the time when our child’s difficulties become more apparent to us, as parents.
Call me for a chat. I can’t wait to hear all about your child!
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Read the full article here:
Opinion: Time for action: getting children moving again
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Childhood is precious

Thought for the weekend, folks…..
We are all under so much pressure, as parents or professionals.
Please get in touch if you are concerned about any aspect of your child’s development or if you need support to access services. Childhood is so very precious….
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