Physical, Development Care & Health Needs

Hart, K. (2023) ‘Nursery World special report: healthy food on a budget: good and wholesome’, Nursery World, February 2023, pp.39-41.
How can early years settings cost-effectively provide children with nutritious and tasty meals at a time when food and energy bills are soaring?

Jones Russell, M. (2022) ‘Health & nutrition: snack time’, Nursery World, October 2022, pp.30-31.
Should your setting’s children be given snacks? And, if so, what should these consist of? Meredith Jones Russell talks to the experts.

Jones Russell, M. (2022) ‘Health & nutrition: sweet dreams’, Nursery World, September 2022, pp.30-31.
How can staff help parents who are struggling with their children’s sleep routines?

Rawstrone, A. (2021) ‘Good practice: potty training good to go’, Nursery World, July 2021, pp.30-31.
With more children wearing nappies for longer, what do early years practitioners need to know about potty training? Reports on the reasons for the trend and practical ways to help children become successfully toilet trained.

Manners, L. (2021) ‘EYFS activities: birth to three…running’, Nursery World, July 2021, p.23.
This complex skill requires getting the basics right before opportunities are provided to practise all its formats.

Vollans, C. (2021) ‘Health and wellbeing: weighing in’, Nursery World, July 2021, pp.18-19.
Amid the controversy around proposals to periodically weigh school children, what can early years settings do to help tackle the child obesity crisis?

Manners, L. (2020) ‘Lockdown: physical development: make the move’, Nursery World, December 2020, pp.32-34.
How did the first lockdown impact children’s physical development, and what have early years settings done to help them get ‘back on track’?

Jones Russell, M. (2020) ‘Health and nutrition: early days’, Nursery World, November 2020, pp.40-41.
Studies reveal that exposure to peanuts at a young age can raise tolerance in at-risk children.

Jones Russell, M. (2019) ‘Health and well-being: taking action’, Nursery World, 27 May-09 June 2019, pp.30-31.
What are the latest guidelines and opinion when it comes to physical activity?

Vollans, C. (2019) ‘Physical development: doing fine’, Nursery World, 18-31 March 2019, pp.18-19.
Fine motor skills are apparently declining in school-leavers, so instilling them in the early years is vital.

Cheung, R. and Jones Russell, M. (2019) ‘Health and well-being: poor form?’, Nursery World, 18-31 March 2019, pp.16-17.
Dr Ronny Cheung, author of ‘International Comparisons of Health and Wellbeing’, talks to Meredith Jones Russell about the UK’s health outcomes for babies and young children.

Brace, D. (2019) ‘Behaviour: distress: comfort zone’, Nursery World, 04-17 March 2019, pp.28-29.
Understanding and responding to young children’s distress is vital to their future mental health.

Jones Russell, M. (2019) ‘Health and nutrition: young children give wrong portion sizes’, Nursery World, 19 August-01 September 2019, pp.10-11.

Jones Russell, M. (2019) ‘Health and well-being: a real pain?’, Nursery World, 11-24 November 2019, pp.26-27.
Understanding how children express pain, and knowing what to do about it, are vital.

Jones Russell, M. (2019) ‘Health and well-being: in silence’, Nursery World, 24 June-07 July 2019, pp.24-25.
What is sepsis and how can practitioners and parents spot the early warning signs?

Pound, L. (2017) ‘Learning and development: music: part 2: move it!’, Nursery World, 16-29 October 2017, pp.16-18.
Physical development and music go hand in hand, and the key to success is variety.

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