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Top 10 Tips for Starting School

The first few weeks of school can be a nerve-racking time for both of you and your child. To help make this big change a little bit easier, here are our top ten tips for starting school: 1. Visit the school together Take your child to visit their new school and ask if they can be shown all of the places that will be important to them during their first week, such as their classroom, cloakroom and toilets. The more familiar they are with their environment, the more at ease they will feel on their first day. 2. Meet...

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Swimming Pool Safety for Children

Now the sun is (sometimes) shining and the summer is in full swing, many families are looking forward to spending time in a swimming or paddling pool. Whether you are jetting off to a villa with its own pool or just setting up an inflatable in your back garden, there are a few simple pool safety procedures you can follow to make sure your children stay safe and sound. Keeping your pool clean Keeping your pool clean and hygienic is essential if you want to avoid the unpleasant infections that can be caused by a build-up of bacteria. Here...

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September Events in Essex for Babies, Children and Families

Top local listings for September events in Essex that are perfect for babies, toddlers, big kids and families! Discover what’s on near you, including children’s activities, workshops, shows, open days and fun things to do. You can add to our list of September events in Essex by visiting our Add Event page. September Events in Essex Events: Friday 1 September – Friday 8 September 2017 Critter Crazy at Lee Valley Park Farms Sat 19 Aug – Sun 3 Sept 2017, 10.00am-5.00pm Stubbins Hall Lane, Waltham Abbey, Essex, EN9 2EF From millipedes and stick insects to snakes and chinchillas, meet...

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8 of the Best Travel Cots 2017

Need a portable cot for your family holiday or a night away from home? We’ve picked out 8 of the best travel cots for a straightforward and stress-free sleep time. BabyBjÖrn Travel Cot Light Lightweight (5kg), compact and folds out in one movement. The soft mattress makes the travel cot a comfortable and snug place for your child to settle on trips away from home. This cot is suitable for children aged 0–3 years. £184.99, www.uberkids.co.uk Phil & Teds Traveller 4.0 Weighing only 6lbs, this travel cots really does live up to its name. The all-round ventilated mesh sides...

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Essex Fire Station Open Days 2017

Essex Fire Station Open Days are a great opportunity to let kids to take a closer look at some fire engines and equipment, meet local firefighters, and maybe even have a go with a fire hose. Parent can also get useful tips for protecting their homes and staying safe on the road. Here you’ll find a complete list of all the open days still to come this year. Essex Fire Station Open Days 2017   Basildon Fire Station Open Day Sun 24 Sept 2017, 10.00am-4.00pm Broadmayne, Basildon, Essex, SS14 1EH Meet our firefighters, sit in our fire engine and...

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