Category: Healthy Children’s Centre

Vitamins

Vitamins are essential nutrients that your body needs in small amounts so that it can work properly. Even though you can get lots of vitamins from a healthy balanced diet, you still might not get everything you need at certain times in your life – such as when you’re pregnant, a new mum or a...

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Breastfeeding Support

Ash Grange Children's Centre supports the UNICEF Baby Friendly Initiative. Find out more about our  ‘Bumps to Babes’ and Early Feeding Support Group held at Ash Grange Children's Centre. National Breastfeeding Helpline www.nationalbreastfeedinghelpline.org.uk  Call 0300 100 0212 for breastfeeding information and help for you and your baby. You can also call the Helpline to speak to your nearest...

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Healthy Eating

How much is the correct potion size? What foods should I give my child? First Steps Nutrition Trust - For portion sizes and healthy lunch boxes Be Food Smart Sugar Swaps 

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Active Lifestyle

Introduce movement into your family life in lots of different ways.  Let's Play Out sessions held the 2nd Friday of each month at Ash Grange Children's Centre, from 11:15am - 12 pm.  This is a chance to come and spend time climbing, sliding, jumping and having fun in our pre-school's new playground!   10 Minute...

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Oral Health

A regular teeth cleaning routine is essential for good dental health.  Follow these tips and you can help keep your kids' teeth decay-free:   Toothpaste tips  Start brushing your baby's teeth with fluoride toothpaste as soon as the first milk tooth breaks through. It's important to use a fluoride paste, as this helps to prevent and control...

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Parents and Parents to be

Information and advice for parenting and pregnancy. When you have a new baby, your whole world changes. You may have lots of questions about being a parent, but not know where to get the reliable answers you need. The NHS Information Service for Parents is a free digital service which provides parents-to-be and new parents with information...

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Building Relationships

  Making new friends After having a baby, you may feel lonely and cut off from your old life. You need people in your life, for support, friendship or a shoulder to cry on.  Ash Grange Children's Centre run a number of groups where you can meet like minded people and make some new friends. Bumps & Babies...

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Supporting Development

How do you access to health visiting or GP services? Look out for a letter from the NHS inviting you to their health and development review. At the review you can talk to a member of your health visiting team about your child's progress and ask any questions you might have. To find out more...

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Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND)

Special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) can affect a child or young person's ability to learn, it is therefore important that any concerns are highlighted as soon as possible. They can affect their: behaviour or ability to socialise, eg they may struggle to make friends reading and writing, eg they may have dyslexia ability to...

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Emotional Health and Wellbeing

Looking after your own emotional health and wellbeing is important. The Children's Centre can signpost you to a number of agencies that are able to offer specialist help in this area. Online Talking Therapy IESO Digital Health offers online talking therapy on behalf of the NHS.  This is a free service in Surrey.  To be...

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