Upper Horfield Children's Centre
Nursery & Family Support
Young children are relying on their parents to help them to make the right choices in relation to what they eat and drink, as well as how often the clean their teeth. Don't be surprised at the sugar content of juice and other snacks
As a parent, you may not like seeing your baby or child being given an injection. However, vaccination is an important step in protecting your child against a range of serious and potentially fatal diseases.
Vaccinations are quick, safe and extremely effective. Once your child has been vaccinated against a disease, their body can fight it more effectively. If a child isn't vaccinated, they will have an increased risk of catching the illness.
If you would like more information on vaccinations, please click on the man with the needle!
Children will take part in physical activities from the outset of their journey with us, from the small movements that they make when they are babies to the larger movements that are used for jumping, running and climbing. Children are given many opportunities to join in 'wake and shakes', challenging physical courses in the garden and the much fine manipulation of the smaller motor skills.
Children are able to eat using cutlery, write using pencils and crayons and are able to use scissors to make shapes when cutting.
There is support for children to move around the nursery in a way that keeps them safe and avoids accidents as well as taking the opportunity to overcome challenges of climbing over, going under or needing to move obstacles. We want children to be confident in pushing and pulling and knowing when to stop.
Self care is also an important part of the physical development. Understanding their needs to use the toilet, dressing and undressing as well as washing hands, are all important skills to learn
As part of our commitment to supporting children to make healthy choices, there are a number of healthy snacks that are available during the day at nursery. Children will have the choice of water or milk to drink and a range of fruits and vegetable to eat.
We ask that parents contribute to the fruit bowl as this will provide additional options for the children.
The nursery has a commitment to all its children to ensure they are healthy and happy, but we cannot do it alone.
When you join, you will be asked if you have a dentist and if your child's immunisations are up to date. If you have not been able to register or you have forgotten to vaccinate your child, we will be able to provide you with information on where to go and the next steps
There is often a lack of understanding of how important our teeth are and not just when talking about eating. Teeth are crucial in our ability to talk and communicate. have you ever tried to say 'Creative Thinking' without touching your teeth?
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