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Taking your baby to the dentist when their teeth first come through or by the age of one at the latest gets them off to a healthy start and accustomed to dental practice visits from an early age.

Find lots of advice to help via the link in our bio or copy and paste the link here:


🦷 February is National Children’s Dental Health Month

🦷 Brush twice daily with a family fluoride toothpaste with 1350 ppm fluoride - 1500 ppm.

🦷 Replace your child’s brush every 6-12 weeks, sooner if the bristles are splayed.


🦷 Drink water and milk only between meals.

🦷 Only put water in water bottles

🦷 Snack on fresh fruit and veggies, or toast, crumpet etc with butter or cheese spread.

🦷 Visit your dentist regularly to have fluoride varnish applied to your child’s teeth.


After a extremely busy three days: Christmas pj's, Christmas jumper day and our Christmas party.

We can now all relax and look forward to the New Year .

From everyone at Playroom we would like to thank past and present parents for their support over the years and we hope to see everyone in 2024....

Merry Christmas and and a Happy New Year to you all.

Timeline photos 26/11/2023

Deck the halls... and your gardens! 🎄

As the days get colder, our garden and countryside birds can struggle to find enough food and fresh water naturally.

Making an edible Christmas wreath for your garden birds is a great way to provide them with much needed food for the winter months whilst simultaneously giving your garden a festive touch.

Keep your new wreath topped up over the winter months – a constant supply will bring a steady stream of visitors! 🐦


🙋‍♀️ Want to know why we say keep sugar to mealtimes only?

This is because the sugar will react with the bacteria in plaque (the sticky coating on your teeth) and produce the harmful acids.

It is important to keep sugary foods only to mealtimes, limiting the amount of time your mouth is at risk. Acidic foods and drinks can be just as harmful to your teeth.

Everytime you consume sugar it can take between 20mins to 1hour for your mouth to recover.

If you sip on juice throughout the the day your teeth could be under acid attack for the full day.

(Tooth 1)


🌲 Holidays are coming
🌲 Holidays are coming ..........

Christmas is a fantastic time of year for lots of fun, family time and sugary treats.

🦷 Please remember to keep sugar to mealtimes only to prevent tooth decay and ensure your children brush twice daily using a family fluoride toothpaste with 1350ppm - 1500ppm fluoride.

🪥 We recommend you help brush your children's teeth up to the age of approx. 7.


🧚‍♀️ Remember the Toothfairy pays more for teeth free from tooth decay.


🟥🟧🟨🟩🟦🟪Friday 17th November come to nursery in your spots! This year we will be taking part in supporting Children In Need 2023. We look forward to seeing you all in your spots🟥🟧🟨🟩🟦🟪


Mouth Ulcer for 3 weeks or more?

It’s time to visit your Dentist or GP to get it checked.

It could be Mouth Cancer - don’t wait until your next Dental appointment.


Mouth Cancer Action Month


If you’ve seen our previous post you will know all about our Christmas Celebration fundraising event. There will be lots of exciting things happening, and you will have the opportunity to meet Father Christmas and tell him about the wonderful things you would like for Christmas this year! 🎅🏼🇹🇿

Photos from Playroom day nursery's post 02/11/2023

🎃Playroom Pumpkin Patch 🎃
The children had a fun time exploring Playroom Pumpkin Patch on the build up to Halloween. They enjoyed using the wheelbarrows to collect their own pumpkin, and were very excited to decorate them when we got back indoors.


👧 Children don’t need to use a mouthwash.

🪥 Its important to understand that using mouthwash is not a substitute for brushing with fluoride toothpaste.

⭐️ Some mouthwashes can be harmful if swallowed so its important that you only allow your child to use a mouthwash if you are confident they can be trusted to spit out.

❎ Never use mouthwash right after brushing your teeth.

(Tooth 2)


🎃 Halloween is just around the corner.

❎ We know you are probably going to be enjoying sugary treats.

✔️ Try to consume your sugary snacks right after your meals to keep sugar to mealtimes only.

🦷 Remember to brush your teeth twice daily using a fluoride toothpaste with 1350ppm - 1500ppm fluoride content.

🛌 The bedtime brush is the most important time to brush your teeth.


🪥 Replace your toothbrush every 6-12 weeks, sooner if its splayed.

(Tooth 1,2)


Keeping your child's baby teeth healthy in place until they are ready to fall out naturally is an important stage for a lifetime of good oral health.

Baby teeth are necessary for a child to foster good nutrition through proper chewing.

They also aid in speech development

Psychosocial impact of the children such as low self-esteem and lack of confidence which could be detrimental to a person's well-being.

Keep sugar to mealtimes only to protect your children's teeth.

Water and milk between meals only to protect their teeth.

💛 Teach our children it’s important to be kind 💛


The amount of fluoride in the toothpaste can be found on the side of the tube and is measured in parts per million (ppm). Toothpastes containing 1350 to 1500ppm fluoride are the most effective.

Check your tube - some have less, some have no fluoride.


If you use mouthwash, use at a different time to brushing.

0-3 yrs use a smear of toothpaste
3 yrs and above use a pea sized amount of toothpaste

We recommend everyone uses a toothpaste with 1350ppm - 1500ppm.

The bedtime brush is the most important brush.

Supervise and help your child to brush until approx. age 7.

(Tooth 2)


Today Trevor the bin man broke down outside of the nursery. The children had the opportunity to investigate and see how the bin lorry operates. The children said it was very smelly 🤢


🎃 Tooth friendly Halloween snack ideas.

Tag us in your ideas.

(Tooth 1)


Baby Buddies - Chat, Play & Learn sessions are about bonding with your baby, weaning and oral health. They are FREE to attend and start on Thursday 2nd November, 10.30am-11:30am , at The Beacon Museum, West Strand, Whitehaven.

You will get the chance to speak to other parents and Early Years Support Workers who can support you with your parenting journey.

Book your place by contacting:
Carolyn Forrester: Email: [email protected] or Tel: 07920846153 Matthew Hancock: Email: [email protected] or Tel: 07385418476


⭐️ Sugar and Tooth Decay

🦷 Sugar causes tooth decay. It's not just about the amount of sugar in sweet food and drinks, but how long and how often the teeth are in contact with sugar.

🦷 Sweet drinks in a bottle are particularly damaging, because they bathe the teeth in sugar for long periods of time. The acid in drinks like fruit juice and squash can harm teeth as well.

🦷 Sucrose, glucose, dextrose, maltose, fructose and hydrolysed starch are all sugars. Invert sugar or syrup, honey, raw sugar, brown sugar, cane sugar, muscovado sugar and concentrated fruit juices are also sugars.

🦷 No added sugar doesn't mean sugar free - these drinks will attack your teeth.

⭐️ Keep sugar to mealtimes only to prevent tooth decay.

(Tooth 1)

Singing Dentist


Have you tried the Food Smart App yet?

This app tells you the sugar, fat and salt content in your foods - just scan away.

(Tooth 1)


Should I use mouthwash?

Using a mouthwash that contains fluoride can help prevent tooth decay, but don't use mouthwash (even a fluoride one) straight after brushing your teeth or it'll wash away the concentrated fluoride in the toothpaste left on your teeth.

Choose a different time to use mouthwash, such as after lunch.

Don't eat or drink for 30 minutes after using a fluoride mouthwash.

If you choose to to use mouthwash opt for an alcohol free one.

Look on the back how much fluoride content they have - they vary like toothpaste's do.

For example this one has 450ppm fluoride.

(Tooth 2)


🏫 Most schools in Cumbria are returning tomorrow.

💧 What will you be putting in your child’s water bottle?

🦷 We hope it’s water to protect their teeth.

💧 Children in Copeland and Allerdale have the added bonus of fluoride in our water supply to prevent tooth decay.

(Tooth 1)

Photos from Cumbria Smile4Life's post 13/09/2023

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Photos from Playroom day nursery's post 25/07/2023

The children have had lots of fun planting their own vegetables at nursery. After much care and nurturing the children were very excited to pick the vegetables once they had grow . The children also had some of their own grown carrots for lunch, yum yum 😋

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Opening Hours

Monday 7am - 6pm
Tuesday 7am - 6pm
Wednesday 7am - 6pm
Thursday 7am - 6pm
Friday 7am - 6pm
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