It’s back-to-nursery time and while you’re probably excited about your little one flourishing in a new and enriching environment, you’re probably equally nervous about the prospect of all the germs and viruses they’re going to be exposed to every day. Of course, some sickness is normal and children develop their immunity by fighting germs, viruses and other organisms. That said, no parent wants to be faced with an endless round of runny noses, ear infections and tummy upsets, which is why there are some healthy practices you can adopt to give your tot’s immunity a boost. We caught up with Julia Youll, Senior Child Health Nurse at HealthBay Polyclinic. Here she talks us through 10 ways to boost your toddler’s immunity before they start nursery.
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The summer holidays are almost over, which means it’s back-to-nursery for your little munchkins. The amount of new things your child needs for the start of term can seem a bit overwhelming, especially if they’re attending nursery for the first time. To help you along the way we’ve put together this selection of things you’re likely to need. From super-cute bento boxes, to backpacks and snack bags, we’ve selected the coolest back-to-nursery products you could wish for. Here are 12 of our favourite back-to-nursery essentials.
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When it comes to choosing a nursery for your child, instinct plays a big part. However, while going with your gut is great, it’s also vital that you do your own research so that you’re able to make an informed choice and feel comfortable that your child is in the right place. One of the most important ways to do this is by asking the right questions during your nursery tour. Of course, knowing what to ask is half the battle, so to give you a nudge in the right direction we sat down with Chantal Ariens, Director of Growth at Blossom Children’s Nurseries. As the UAE’s first Cache qualified Nursery group, Blossom is at the forefront of nursery education and has an impressive reputation to match. Here Chantal talks us through the key questions to ask before choosing a nursery.
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The day has finally come. Your little one is off to nursery. It’s a new and exciting phase and one that will bring many rewards. Of course, starting nursery can also be challenging and it’s perfectly normal for your tot to experience fear, upset and anxiety during those first few weeks. Fortunately there are a few things you can do to help munchkin stay as calm and confident as possible. We sat down with Chantal Ariens, Director of Growth at Blossom Children’s Nursery to get her top tips on how to settle your toddler into nursery. Here’s what she had to say.
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Deciding between hiring a nanny and sending your child to nursery can be a real head-scratcher, mainly because there is no right or wrong answer. We all have different priorities and what works for one parent might not work for another. Ultimately all you can do is weigh up the pros and cons. To get the facts, we sat down with childcare expert Rachel Waddilove and child psychologist Devika Singh, and asked them to talk us through the pluses and minuses of the nanny vs nursery debate. Here’s what they had to say.
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