Child Development

Sure Start centre closures are being under estimated

Sure Start centre closures are being under estimated

A study by Sutton Trust Charity has revealed that the official figures of 500 closures of Sure Start Centres are an underestimate. It has been reported that as many as 1,000 Sure Start Children’s Centres may have been shut down in England since 2010, doubling the official estimate and leaving many parents concerned about the… Read More…

New Survey reveals more than a third of young people self-harm.

New Survey reveals more than a third of young people self-harm.

According to a survey commissioned by YoungMinds, Self-Harm UK and The Mix, more than a third of 16-25 year olds in Britain have self harmed at some point in their lives. Self harm is defined as someone intentionally damaging or injuring their body, which can include a wide range of behaviours. The 1st of March,… Read More…

Could Fear Of Failure Be A Cause Of Your Child’s Anxiety?

Could Fear Of Failure Be A Cause Of Your Child’s Anxiety?

Could Fear Of Failure Be A Cause Of Your Child’s Anxiety? By Julia Black Fear of failure seems to be an increasing problem for our children, and in particular for those considered ‘more able’ academically. They don’t want to get things wrong and can get stuck always learning within their safe zone. At Explorium we… Read More…

Bath Rugby coach Mixed Ability children to promote inclusivity within rugby

Bath Rugby coach Mixed Ability children to promote inclusivity within rugby

Bath Rugby coach Mixed Ability children to promote inclusivity within rugby Aviva Premiership rugby club, Bath Rugby, and Bath Rugby Foundation hosted a rugby training session yesterday with Clarendon School to promote inclusivity within rugby. The session saw professional players Sam Underhill, Zach Mercer and Freddie Burns help coach students from Clarendon along with members… Read More…

Children’s charity training

Children’s charity training

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… 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…

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