Child Development

Children’s charity training to local community groups

Children’s charity training to local community groups

The UK’s leading children’s continence charity, ERIC, has delivered a series of potty training workshops to community groups who support families with young children across the West of England. ERIC, The Children’s Bowel & Bladder Charity is the only charity dedicated to the bowel and bladder health of all children and teenagers in the UK. ERIC… Read More…

RSPB Big Schools’ Birdwatch 2018

RSPB Big Schools’ Birdwatch 2018

School children across the UK will be setting up bird feeders, turning classrooms into bird hides and excitedly getting into position, to watch and count the birds in their school grounds for the 2018 RSPB Big Schools’ Birdwatch 2018. The RSPB Big Schools’ Birdwatch 2018 survey, which takes place during the first half of spring… Read More…

Anti-Bullying Week: All Different, All Equal

Anti-Bullying Week: All Different, All Equal

Anti-Bullying Week: All Different, All Equal Anti-Bullying Week is coming from 13-17 November 2017   This year the theme celebrates difference and diversity with the tagline: ‘All Different, All Equal’.  It is expected that campaign will be celebrated in over half of schools in England.  Half of schools in England are expected to mark Anti-Bullying Week 2017 in November, which this year celebrates difference and diversity with… Read More…

Latest figures show 8.8% of 4- 5 years old in the South West are obese

Latest figures show 8.8% of 4- 5 years old in the South West are obese

Latest figures show 8.8 % of Reception children in South West are obese compared to 8.5% in 2016 Nationally, 9.6% of Reception Year children in the 2016/17 school year are obese compared to 9.3% in 2015/16 Local authority breakdown of data available at end of release Nationally, the number of obese children in the most deprived… Read More…

‘Mummy’s Got Bipolar’ has now been turned into a short animation.

‘Mummy’s Got Bipolar’ has now been turned into a short animation.

Sonia Mainstone-Cotton’s children’s book ‘Mummy’s Got Bipolar’ has now been turned into a short animation. Bipolar disorder affects thousands of people in the UK, and many of them are parents. Sophie and Katie’s Mummy is one of them. Discover some of the highs and lows of having a Mummy with Bipolar from a child’s perspective, in this… Read More…

Bristol’s Windmill Hill City Farm unveils 6ft Stick Man

Bristol’s Windmill Hill City Farm unveils 6ft Stick Man

 Bristol’s Windmill Hill City Farm unveils 6ft Stick Man figure to launch the first trail of its kind in England Popular picture book character Stick Man is featuring in a new free outdoor activity trail which launched  at Windmill Hill City Farm in Bristol to encourage children to branch out by getting outdoors and exploring the natural… Read More…

Debunking some common bedwetting myths

Debunking some common bedwetting myths

Debunking some common bedwetting myths – There are many myths around bedwetting - what causes this common, but complex childhood condition and how it should be treated. Here are ERIC’s answers to just a few of them. Myth no 1: “There’s no point treating bedwetting – children grow out of it eventually.” Bedwetting can and should be… Read More…

Would Your Child Benefit from a Club?

Would Your Child Benefit from a Club?

There are many clubs that run in after school hours. Some could be held at the school your child attends or at other places like a church. Most of these run during half term breaks and the summer holidays which ensures your child will have activities they can do to keep them entertained. This also… Read More…

Is your child too tired to learn?

Is your child too tired to learn?

New research has confirmed what we have long suspected – that lack of sleep among primary school children is having a devastating effect, with nine out of 10 teachers complaining that pupils are too tired to learn. The poll also reveals that more than half – 55% – of teachers agreed that the brightest children… Read More…

Summer Reading Challenge at your local Libraries

Summer Reading Challenge at your local Libraries

On July 15th at Midsomer Norton and Radstock libraries, are launching their annual Summer Reading Challenge. This is a free national scheme for 4-11 year olds who can read up to 6 of their choice over the summer, collect stickers along the way and receive a certificate and medal when the challenge is completed. The… Read More…

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