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International Children’s Book Day

It’s international children’s book day today! We’ve all got one, that treasured book that’s been read and re-read. Even the most reluctant of readers have something; a poem, comic or joke book that’s been treasured for years, with worn pages from countless turning! Books allow … Read more

National Sickie Day

What is National Sickie Day? It’s National Sickie Day on Monday!  According to reports, there will be a spike in staff absence due to an over indulgent weekend, after a long awaited pay day. Research in 2014 found that although colds, flu and food poisoning … Read more

Settling in to Nursery

With September nearly upon us, and many children starting school, you may be thinking about a Nursery setting to help get your little one school ready. At the Nursery, we advise a minimum two-week settling in period. Why? We hear you ask; Well, we want … Read more

Savvy Shopping

After our last post we decided to put our heads together and come up with top tips for savvy food shopping. Staff from all over the organisation have been sharing their top tips on keeping the shopping bill down.   Make a list -The more … Read more

Food Poverty – It’s happening right here in Coventry.

The summer holidays are ever-so-nearly upon us. Six glorious weeks of summer, light nights and lazy days. Sounds idyllic right? Except for many children and families in this city, the closure of schools means tummies are not going to be quite as full for the … Read more

Running for Valley House

A half or full marathon is an amazing achievement, a feat of human endurance. The earliest marathon is said to have been run by a Greek named Pheidippides. Who, after the battle of Marathon in 490BC, ran 26 miles (42 km) non-stop to Athens, to … Read more