Categories Archives: Early Years

Five things parents need to know when the clocks change

Posted by iChild, March 23, 2022 12:02 PM
Article Excerpt Image Katherine Hall is a sleep psychologist with 13 years' clinical experience. She has teamed up with Happy Beds to help parents manage their children's sleep when the clocks change. They've kindly shared their article and advice with us.

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Talking to our children about War

Posted by iChild, March 03, 2022 8:38 PM
Article Excerpt Image Noel McDermott is a Psychotherapist with over 25 years’ experience in health, social care, and education. He shares his advice on talking to our children about war, particularly following the unfolding tragedy in Ukraine.

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Safer Internet Day (Tuesday 8th February 2022)

Posted by iChild, January 26, 2022 12:11 PM
Article Excerpt Image The UK Safer Internet Centre runs Safer Internet Day. Schools and organisations can join this event which is on Tuesday 8th February 2022. They have kindly allowed iChild to feature extracts of their articles on our blog. It's a great event, and very important.

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To trick or to treat?

Posted by iChild, October 26, 2021 7:37 PM
Article Excerpt Image Leading paediatric dietitian, Sarah Almond Bushell, offers her advice on getting goodness into our little ones this autumn.

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My favourite pets for children

Posted by iChild, July 29, 2021 10:44 AM
Article Excerpt Image Lockdown has seen a rise in demand for pets. Our top blogger, The Next Best Thing to Mummy, shares her views and advice on the most common family pets, and their pros and cons. A pet is not just for Christmas - and not just for lockdown! They are for their lifetimes, and can really enhance your child's life.

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Putting wellbeing at the heart of all we do

Posted by iChild, July 14, 2021 10:45 AM
Article Excerpt Image Caroline Wright, Director of Early Childhood for Bright Horizons, talks about the development of Bright Horizons' exciting and innovative new child-centred curriculum, launching at the beginning of August.

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When and how to stop your child napping

Posted by iChild, May 18, 2021 5:11 PM
Article Excerpt Image Blogger, The Next Best Thing to Mummy, worked as a childminder, a preschool development worker, then support childminder for the children's center. She shares her advice on when to stop letting your toddler have a nap during the day.

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My experiences of how children react to disability and illness

Posted by iChild, April 21, 2021 11:15 AM
Article Excerpt Image Blogger, The Next Best Thing to Mummy, worked as a childminder, a preschool development worker, then support childminder for the children's center. She shares her memories on children's reactions to disabilities and illness.

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Coping with grief: Barnardo’s tips for parents about how to talk to their children about death during the pandemic

Posted by iChild, April 07, 2021 10:00 AM
Article Excerpt Image During the Covid-19 pandemic, many more children and young people will be experiencing bereavement. We are pleased to share Barnardo’s tips for parents about how to help their children cope with the death of a family member.

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Talking to your children about the loss of a pet

Posted by iChild, March 31, 2021 10:25 AM
Article Excerpt Image Losing a beloved can be a child's first encounter with bereavement. Blogger, The Next Best Thing to Mummy, worked as a childminder, a preschool development worker, then support childminder for the children's center. She shares her advice on talking to your child about losing a pet.

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