Includes tips such as - Emotional transition, Self-feeding - children are encouraged to self-serve their own lunch, Toilet training, Dressing independently, Name writing and Number counting,
The most accurate way of checking your child’s temperature is to use a digital thermometer, although there may also be some other visuals present: Feeling hotter to the touch, on their forehead, back or tummy - feeling sweaty or clammy and/or rosy cheeks.
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Abbeywood Grange Preschool Nursery Advice Sepsis Signals What Is sepsis and how can Parents and Practitioners spot the early warnings signs? Sepsis is known as the ‘silent killer’ and is one of the most common causes of death in the UK Sepsis is a life-threatening condition in which the body’s response to an infection causes damage to tissues and organs. The immune system goes into overdrive trying to fight the infection, it can release chemicals into the bloodstream rather than targeting the infection itself. Treatment is possible usually antibiotics, oxygen and fluids however the NHS says that medication must be delivered within an hour of diagnosis to avoid serious complications or death. Sepsis can result in the loss of limbs or organ failure and Sepsis deaths in England’s hospital have risen by more than a third in 2 years. It affects more than 250,000 adults and children in the UK every year, claiming 52,000 lives – that’s more than any cancer! Two thirds of survivors suffer life-changing after-effects, yet, despite the shocking statistics, awareness of sepsis is far too low. The key to fighting sepsis is awareness. The NHS advise the following when spotting Sepsis in children. Go straight to A&E or call 999 if a child has any of these symptoms Looks mottled, blush or pale Is very lethargic or difficult to wake Feels abnormally cold to touch Is breathing very fast Has a rash that doesn’t fade with pressure Has a fit or convulsion Call 111 for urgent medical advice if a child has any of the following symptoms, is getting worse or is sicker than expected. Temperature Over 38c in babies under 3 months Over 39c in babies aged 3-6 months Any high temperature in a child who cannot be encouraged to show interest in anything A low temperature ( below 36c ) check 3 times in a 10 minute period Breathing Finding it much harder to breathe than normal Making ‘grunting’ noises with every breath Unable to say more than a few words at once Breathing that ‘pauses’ Toilet/nappies No wee or wet nappies for 12 hours Eating and drinking Baby under 1 month old with no interest in feeding Not drinking for more than 8 hours when awake Bile-stained (green) bloody or black vomit Activity and body Soft spot on head bulging ‘sunken’ looking eyes Child cannot be encouraged to show interest in anything Baby is floppy Weak ‘whining’ or continuous crying in younger child Older child is confused Unresponsive or very irritable Stiff neck, especially when trying to look up and down. More information can be found at www.nhs.uk/conditions/sepsis Trust you gut instinct and get help, it is better to be wrong than sorry Photo by Hal Gatewood on Unsplash
South Croydon Private Childcare Nursery Moving Home Tips As many adults will know, moving house can be one of life’s most stressful experiences, even if it’s a positive relocation such as moving closer to family or to a nicer house but the upheaval can be even greater if it’s for negative reasons such as a family separation or financial struggles. It is vital that we don’t underestimate the thoughts and feelings of the youngest members of the family and that we try to include them at every stage in order to support them through the transition and lessen any distress that they may experience. Talk to your child about the changes that will happen as early as possible for them to get used to the idea and so that you can answer any questions they may have. It can be useful to share books with younger children as it can help them to visualise what moving is and what it may involve. Talk about both the negative and positive changes, perhaps you are moving away and they will have to leave their nursery, but they will be able to see more of their cousins. Taking your child to visit their new home and environment such as local park or new school can help them to envisage what living their will be like, if this is not possible photographs or online resources can help familiarise them with their new environment. Watching all your belongings get packed away can be worrying, therefore it is important to involve them in the process and reassure them that their treasured items are simply being put into boxes to be taken to their new home. Discuss with you child what will happen on moving day, will they be looked after by a friend? Will they still go to nursery and then come to the new house? The impact of the move can vary depending on a wide range of circumstances, they may be scared by the change or excited by their new house. It’s normal for a child to experience any of the following emotions. A feeling of sadness at leaving their familiar environment, friends or family. Anger because they have no control over the move, which may result in tantrums or aggressive behaviour. They may regress as they adjust to unfamiliar surroundings, bedwetting or thumb sucking. They may be tearful and clingy as they anticipate what their new home will be like or how they will make new friends. It is important to be calm and patient, reassuring your child that these feelings are normal. After the move, if possible, get your child’s bedroom sorted first with familiar comforts, toys etc and stick to their normal routine as much as possible as this will help your child to feel secure. Allow your child to talk about the old house and friends they have left behind, keep in contact with old friends through play dates or video calls. Take steps towards settling into your new neighbourhood by introducing yourself to neighbours and by finding out about activities/events within the area. A place for babies and children to grow — At Abbey Wood Grange children's private day nursery and pre-school we provide childcare in South Croydon and the surrounding areas including Caterham, Chaldon, Chelsham, Coulsdon, Chipstead, Farleigh, Hamsey Green, Purley, Sanderstead, Whyteleafe and Warlingham. The local area is served well by regular public transport, with the Kenley railway station just a few minutes walk away. Healthy Children“s Freshly Cooked Meals We are proud to include well-balanced meals and nutricious snacks. Every one of our preschool kid“s menus have been checked and accredited by specialist children“s chefs. Want to learn more? Book a tour now. Free Childcare with Early Years Funding You may be eligible for financial assistance with childcare cost through a number of initiatives in place by UK Government. Details of current schemes can be found on our Early Years Funding page. For free advice call us on 0208 660 9040. Childcare Safety and Nursery Security The safety of our children and staff always has and always will be our No.1 priority. Ask About Our Nursery Entrance Area Policy Childrens Activities and Extra Tuition — All of our activities follow the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum. As part of our childcare in South Croydon, Abbey Wood Grange boasts large, colourful rooms with a wide variety of choice for children to do, from sensory experiences to messy play. Extracurricular activities include Music and Dance, Football Training, French Lessons, and Gymnastics. Nursery Childcare South Croydon Abbeywood Grange Early Years Funding Approved Playschool Baby Childrens Preschool Abbeywood GrangeClick and drag to move
Children in pre schools like Abbeywood that promotes play, working together and helping one another with hands-on learning performed better academically, showed less bullying and more kindness than students in more traditional classes, and teacher enthusiasm for teaching soared.
Day nurseries generally care for children from six weeks old until school age and primarily cater for the needs of working parents. They are normally open all day and offer the choice of either full-time or part-time care.
You should always check with your local council and school for the dates specific to you.
Most children get the chance to experience nursery or pre-school before making that big step into big school. Whilst it’s not compulsory that you send your child it’s an important part of growing up and children learn valuable lessons whilst being there.
Parents are ultimate role models for their children. Every word, movement or action has an effect. No other person or outside force has a greater influence on a child than the Parent – Bob Keeshan.