Love 2 Grow Childcare Service

Childminding services in Clacton-on-Sea, offering care for children from newborn onwards.

Operating as usual

Photos from Love 2 Grow Childcare Service's post 12/07/2023

We got a lovely surprise hand made gift yesterday, from one of our Mums who thought we deserved an 'end of year teacher gift'

Thank you so much! What a really thoughtful gesture # # #

04/07/2023

My jobs better than your job! Ner ner!

Photos from Love 2 Grow Childcare Service's post 30/06/2023

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The children of all ages, right up to our 11 year olds, have hugely enjoyed our butterfly hatching habitat. From the tiny caterpillars who grew at such a rapid rate, to the awe of watching the chrysilis form and of course the moment the butterflies emerged.

Over the last two days we released them, but 'Bobby' will stay due to his damaged wings and we will ensure he gets a tasty diet and lots of attention.

30/05/2023

Another successful first settling in visit! Lots of snuggles and giggles from this lovely little lady. Playing, eating, sleeping and smiling, not a ounce of anxiety in sight!

Welcome little one弘

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Friday song time followed by cookies and hot chocolate! 弘

19/05/2023

How it started vs How it ended不

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10/05/2023

Third visit before start date for this little lady, already exploring, eating well and sleeping soundly. Another tiny tot to join our gang x

Welcome little one予

Photos from Love 2 Grow Childcare Service's post 27/04/2023

弘New baby day弘

This little superstar has aced his settling in sessions over the last few days. What a happy and content little lad he is!

Welcome to the 'family' x

Photos from Love 2 Grow Childcare Service's post 24/04/2023

3 years old with awesome pencil control, practising different movements and directions. Then following a template, moving on to 1-2-1 with an adult demonstrating how to write numbers.... (adult is in blue, child in green)

Huge well done to this lovely little lady for her focus, effort and result..great job!

Photos from Love 2 Grow Childcare Service's post 15/04/2023

watching friendships grow is a wonderful thing. How children learn to navigate communication, sharing, being patient and caring.

Having a mixed age group of children provides a really wonderful opportunity for the group. They learn to be gentle and caring towards those younger ones which brings out their nuturing and kindness. They look up to the older ones and learn from their mentoring, they support each other, they enjoy and laugh together and of course they have disagreements that provide the chances for social skills and emotional regulation through the support of their carers.

13/04/2023

I had a little helper today, thanks Oliver for assisting me with building a sand pit! You did well listening to instructions and remembering the safety rules. Good job buddy!

Photos from Love 2 Grow Childcare Service's post 13/04/2023

Our clever 3 years olds doing an observational drawing of a vase of flowers.

We looked, discussed characteristics, shapes and colours and then they independently drew their fantastic creations and are proud to have them displayed in our play room. Well done guys!

24/03/2023

Friday feels !

Thanks 'Bells' (and Mummy!) 弘

24/03/2023

拎拎坪arning拎拎 - For anyone who is in an unsafe position and has a secret phone (Domestic Violence etc)

On 23rd April in the evening there is a nationwide test on mobile devices in the U.K.
a loud alarm and warning notification will show on devices.

If you have a secret phone put into airplane mode or turn off emergency alerts in notifications.

Stay safe

Photos from Love 2 Grow Childcare Service's post 20/02/2023

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Photos from Love 2 Grow Childcare Service's post 16/02/2023

Lil pier play for the bigs and smalls today!

Perinatal Mental Health Training 16/02/2023

Perinatal Mental Health Training

Check out "Perinatal Mental Health Training" https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/perinatal-mental-health-training-tickets-526534618217?utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&utm-medium=discovery&utm-source=wa&utm-term=listing

The day is suitable for anyone who works with/for/alongside women who may become pregnant/a parent so that you can feel more confident identifying and supporting the mental health of mum, baby and partner.
Any questions feel free to ask
Chancy

Perinatal Mental Health Training This 1 day workshop is aimed at those in contact with women, their infants and their families during the perinatal period.

10/02/2023

Free porridge for kids over half term, at Asda Cafe. No purchase necessary. If you're struggling with the cost of living they have a warm breakfast covered. X

Photos from Love 2 Grow Childcare Service's post 10/02/2023

DR Oliver has been helping me! Our preschoolers are taking a natural interest in different occupations and over the last few weeks we've play restaurants, shop, Dr's, vets and builders!

Photos from Love 2 Grow Childcare Service's post 02/02/2023

New baby week弘

This lil guy has been settling in this week, ready for Mummy's return to work.

What a fantastic job he has done! Welcome.to the Club happy boy x

27/01/2023

DIET MATTERS

Did you know that eating healthy foods is one of the best ways to build a healthy brain?! During the first year of life, the brain grows 1.7 grams each day (thats a little more than the weight of a shelled peanut!) Children who are malnourished and who do not receive enough calories or protein during prenatal development through their second year of life do not grow physically or mentally. Their brains are smaller, resulting in the emergence of behavioral and cognitive deficiencies. This can lead to delayed language development and fine motor skills, as well as poor academic performance.

By aged 2 a child has the most amount of synapses (where information passes between one neuron to the other in the brain) than in their entire life. The Myelin sheath formed around our nerves speeds up this process. The creation of this sheath is highly dependent on B12 and healthy fats.

So how can I help at home? Ensuring your child gets plenty of protein (sources of B12) and healthy fats (oily fish, seeds, nuts, avocado etc) can assist in your child brain development. The early years window is a crucial time that cannot be replayed.

So now youre probably asking yourself what you can do at home to help. Because about 60% of a dried brains weight is fat, its no wonder deficiencies in specific kinds of fats can have huge repercussions on intelligence and behavior. DHA, an omega-3 fatty acid, and choline, an essential nutrient, are critical building blocks for the developing brain. When it comes to infants, breastmilk and formula are full of the healthy fats needed to grow their brains. You can ensure your toddlers and older children are getting enough essential brain-building fats by serving them plenty of seeds, nuts, and fish each week. Additionally, serving three meals and two snacks daily should keep your childs brain fueled and ready to properly function.

Timeline photos 24/01/2023

Timeline photos

How do you place your baby in their cot? On their back, with their feet at the bottom of the cot is the safest way for babies to sleep
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Never underestimate the value of exploring and connecting with nature. Objects, textures, sounds, smells, making marks, noticing details, colour, sights and the fun that simply running from waves can bring!

Even as an adult there is something very grounding and distressing about being outside and around the natural wonder in the world.

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23/01/2023

***** TALK LISTEN CUDDLE *****

TLC is an Essex campaign that looks to help parents, carers and families of young children support their childrens communication development and learn how to help their children gain the best start in life through playful learning at home.

This site will regularly post a range of ideas, top tips and games to support childrens language, physical and emotional development. Its aim is to ensure children start school ready to explore, learn and make friends.

Talk, Listen, Cuddle

https://www.tlc-essex.info/tips-and-links/recorded-webinar-supporting-your-childs/

Photos from Love 2 Grow Childcare Service's post 20/01/2023

We have news!!!

We had our OFSTED inspection a couple of weeks ago and are INCREDIBLY PROUD To announce we were graded OUTSTANDING!

Love 2 Grow will always operate from the heart, we know our role is not just supporting children but also their wider families. The positive impact of this will then naturally feed through to better outcomes for the children.

We quite simply love what we do!

18/01/2023
17/01/2023

READING

Reading to your child from a very young age is a fantastic activity, one you should aim to do daily.
It encourages your baby to look, point, touch, and answer questions. This helps with social development and thinking skills. Your baby improves language skills by copying sounds, recognizing pictures, and learning words. It helps them develop non verbal communication and their personal and social development, as well as their understanding of the world.

This early introduction of literacy is vital for your child's development and sets them up with skills that continue to grow for their future life.

This is especially true for boys. Sadly data has continued to show boys falling behind girls in their reading, GCSE results and uni attendance. Turning this around starts from birth, not primary or secondary school.

https://literacytrust.org.uk/research-services/research-themes/literacy-and-early-years/

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Creating an early love of stories and reading. We visit the library weekly for their song sessions and to read in another environment. Even small babies recognise and respond to familiar stories.

Photos from Love 2 Grow Childcare Service's post 06/01/2023

During January we will be doing lots of Chinese New Year activities.劾

Today we did Chinese restaurant role play, with traditional Chinese background music. We learned to bow and spoke about the year of the rabbit

Our preschoolers were amazed to learn that Chinese New Year is celebrated for 15 days (unlike our single New year's eve)

The children thought chopsticks were crazy! 失 and laughed as they tried to use some.

We then tried some foods that originate from China. Sushi and Lychee fruit. With a more well known side of prawn crackers (part of our Chinese food culture but actually Indonesian!)

Even babies join in with these activities, we look, smell, touch and describe the new foods, then if they want to they taste!

Sushi was an absolute hit!

06/01/2023

Does anyone have a travel cot or baby bouncer that they no longer need? X

Get help to buy food and milk (Healthy Start) 04/01/2023

Get help to buy food and milk (Healthy Start)

Check if you qualify for FREE Healthy Start Vouchers



With Healthy Start you may be able to get free vouchers every week to spend on milk, fresh and frozen fruit and vegetables, and infant formula milk. You can also get free vitamins for yourself and your child.

If you are pregnant and/or have children under the age of four and are on benefits, you could qualify.



For more information on eligibility and how to apply, please visit https://www.healthystart.nhs.uk/.

Get help to buy food and milk (Healthy Start) Get help to buy food and milk Get help to buy food and milk(the Healthy Start scheme) What is Healthy Start? If youre more than 10 weeks pregnant or have a child under 4, you may be entitled to get help to buy healthy food and milk. If youre eligible, youll be sent a Healthy Start card with...

03/01/2023

Happiest of new years to all our wonderful kiddies and families. Looking forward to our first day back!

We have 3 new starters scheduled for January/ February, which is always a wonderful time. Getting to know some new children and their families.

22/12/2022

Thank you for all the Christmas gifts, not just for me but also for my children! So thoughtful and kind. I'm lucky to work alongside some fabulous families!

Ps: Also giggling that my gifts were all alcohol based不 you must think your kids are stressful!

Wishing all my Love 2 Growers and their families an utterly FABULOUS Christmas and we look forward to seeing you in the new year.

Sending hugs! 歹

Photos from Love 2 Grow Childcare Service's post 20/12/2022

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Be warned, they've cranked up the cuteness for Crimbo!弘

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Wellesley Road
Clacton-on-Sea
CO153QE

Opening Hours

Monday 7:45am - 5:45pm
Tuesday 7:45am - 5:45pm
Wednesday 7:45am - 5:45pm
Thursday 7:45am - 5:45pm
Friday 7:45am - 5:45pm
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