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Child Safety Week 1st – 7th June

What is Child Safety Week? Every week a child under the age of 5 years old dies as the result of an accident.  75% of all accidents presented at A&E in under 5’s happened in the home. 50% of all accidents in under 5’s were … Read more

National Biscuit Day

Last week marked National Biscuit day. Did you know that on average, Brits buy 500 biscuits per year? And over half the nation (53%) state they enjoy eating them. 56 million packets of branded digestives are sold every year, imagine that figure taking into account … Read more

Mental Health Awareness Week

This week in Mental Health Awareness Week! We can’t deny we’re experiencing something unprecedented at the moment. It’s important to manage your mental health during this time, especially when it is estimated that 1 in 6 people in the past week experienced a common mental … Read more

It’s National Gardening Week!

It’s National Gardening Week, it’s got us thinking about all things garden! In April 2018 Valley House began a gardening project for service users. Over the spring and summer we grew; tomatoes, strawberries, beans, peppers, chillies, cucumbers, rhubarb and potatoes! The children in the Nursery … Read more

Stress awareness month

Did you know that April is Stress awareness month? What is stress? In a nutshell, stress is the body’s reaction to feeling threatened or under pressure. It’s not always a bad thing to feel stressed, the stress of a work or school deadline is a … Read more

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