Vital First Aid tips for parents!

Feb 15 2021
First Aid for Life

Keeping your loved one safe: Unfortunately, children are extremely likely to become injured from some form of accident at home.  

RoSPA report that around 6,000 people die from accidents at home every year. 

One of the most distressing elements is that most of these accidents could have been prevented. Learning basic first aid can help you recognise possible accident hotspots and understand how to better protect your child at home.

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Will they hug my child?

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The image of a three-year-old standing in the middle of a Hula Hoop in order to social distance jars uncomfortably with the Early Years teacher. It challenges the idea of attachment which is one of the first child development theories all Early Years teachers learn as students. From the early work of British Psychologist, John Bowlby to modern neuroscientists such as Alison Gopnik we learn that creating a safe haven, where children can test their emotional boundaries supported by warm, sensitive and reassuring adults is crucial for children to develop healthy attachments and a powerful predictor of a child’s later social and emotional outcome. The theories of attachment have resulted in nursery practice which include the settling in procedure, the role of the “key person”, and the importance of transition.

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Creating a Nursery that Enriches a Child’s Experience

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For many parents, while they might love the idea of continuing their job as a stay-at-home mum or dad, often, this is a situation that is short-lived. Finances usually play a huge part in why parents have to go back to work, and so the feeling of worry about how their child will continue their development journey is much higher. When it comes time for them to go back to work, they want to know that their child is not only in safe hands but is also having an enriching experience. As a nursery worker, you have a responsibility to provide the children in your care with such an experience, and here is how you can do so.

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