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Knowledge Makes Change newsletter – June 2024

Knowledge Makes Change As a member of the Best Start Partnership, the Jersey Child Care Trust compiles and distributes news, information and research (local and international) to all those in Jersey who want to make a difference for children.
SAVE THE DATE… Thursday 17th October
Knowledge Makes Change Seminars are back!  We are excited to announce that we are planning a learning opportunity for everyone in the early years workforce, with a focus on 0-3’s.  We can’t say too much at the moment as we are still planning, but watch this space for future announcements.
Over1,000 primary school children expected to attend this year’s ‘Safety In Action’ Event
Child Accident Prevention Jersey (CAPJ) is once again preparing to welcome over 1,000 Year 5 students to Highlands College between 8th – 17th July to attend the annual ‘Safety In Action’ event.
They will have the opportunity to visit six fast, fun and interactive workshops covering Fire Prevention, Kitchen Safety, First Aid, Water Safety, Road Safety and Outdoor Safety. These workshops each provide important safety messages, information and life skills to keep children, their family and friends safe.
The ‘Safety In Action’ event is a meaningful part of the annual school calendar and provides an opportunity for children to learn from experts in their fields. It is supported by the uniformed services, local businesses, charitable and voluntary organisations,
Child Accident Prevention is aligned to the Children & Young Peoples Plan 2024-2027 and CAPJ is a key partner of the Best Start Partnership delivery plan and is recognised as having an important role to play in helping children to grow up safely.
CAPJ wants every child to explore, play, have fun and get muddy in the process, in order to help them develop and reach their full potential. They believe it is the right of every child to grow up in an environment that keeps them safe from injury, disability and death. A balanced approach to assessing the risks and benefits of an action will reduce the number of children failing to become healthy, happy adults because of an unintentional injury in childhood.
CAPJ are most grateful for the support of their Safety In Action event partners, including:•      Family Nursing & Home Care•      Bosdet Foundation•      SoJ Fire & Rescue Service•      SoJ Police Service•      Jersey Electricity•      St John Ambulance•      Headway•      Government of Jersey•      Marks& Spencer•      Waitrose

For further information contact:Mandy Le Tensorer – CAPJ Co-ordinator Email 01534 443614
Join us for our summer challenge for babies and young children aged 0-5. Complete 10 or more activities from the ‘50 Things to Do Before You’re Five’ app, earn stamps in your booklet and receive a voucher for a free swim for one adult and one child, in partnership with Active.  Booklets can be collected from any of our summer pop up events. Please see flyers below for more details.
Do you go to the playground at Millennium Town Park?
The Department for Infrastructure and Environment is asking everyone that uses the playground in Millennium Town Park for their ideas before they replace the play equipment.  
There are several ways to get involved:
– Complete the short online survey
– Email a written response to (please include the title ‘MTP Playground Consultation’)
– Invite children to draw or write their ideas on the Ideas Sheet available online
– Meet with the Project Team in the playground on Monday 1st and Tuesday 2nd June from 3pm onwards.
More information is available at consultation closes on Sunday 7th July.

Our second Mums Matter programme is due to start next week.
Mums Matter is a perinatal mental health programme that has been designed and developed by mums for mums. The programme aims to improve the mental health and wellbeing of expectant and new mums by empowering them with the knowledge and understanding of perinatal mental health and expanding their social networks.
The overall goals of the programme are:Raise awareness and understanding of perinatal mental health problems and symptoms among mothers and their support networkTackling common myths and assumptions around motherhood and parentingProviding support that addresses the wellbeing of mums so they are better able to look after themselves and their babyMums Matter is delivered by a trained facilitator and is made up of eight sessions and will begin on Thursday 4th July 10am-12pm, held at Pips Place. Please find attached Mums Matter leaflet for additional information.
If you would like to refer a mum to access the programme please send me:Mums NameMobile NumberEmail AddressAlternatively a space can be booked by clicking here for July 4th Start or here for 5th October Start
Perinatal Peer Support CoordinatorE:| T: 07829 933997Pips Place, 15 Union Street, St Helier, JE2 3RF
Useful Links ↓Social MediaMindJersey | Parent Support | Family & CarersReferral FormsFamily & Carers | Perinatal | Peer SupportVolunteerApplication FormMumsMatterWellbeing Programme
The Business Taskforce for Early Childhood was established in 2023 by Her Royal Highness The Princess of Wales to drive the early childhood agenda and galvanise business action to create a healthier, happier society. The opportunity is huge: to create a happier and more productive workforce today, and transform the health and wellbeing of the UK economy and society for generations to come.
The Business Taskforce report – Prioritising early childhood for a happier, healthier society: How business can drive, and benefit from, transformative change in the UK, sets out the business case for prioritising early childhood. It identifies the five areas where businesses can have the biggest impact.
Birth to Three: Meeting Children’s Unique Needs, takes place on Tuesday 9th July at The Cavendish Conference Centre in central London, and is aimed at all nursery practitioners and managers.Education practice for children under three needs to be specialised and different to provision for older nursery-age children. While much is known about the kinds of environments in which babies and toddlers thrive, there is still a lot to learn when it comes to creating these environments and delivering best practice.Nursery World has assembled a stellar line-up of expert speakers for a full day of presentations, workshops and case studies of good practice. With increasing numbers of under-threes set to access early years education and care, this vital, timely event will equip you with advice and insights on developing provision to meet the particular needs of your younger children.
Who should attend?• Nursery managers and owners
• Nursery practitioners
• EYFS co-ordinators
• EYFS leads
• Local authority early years managers
• Early years SENDCos
• Early years advisers
• Anyone with an interest in early childhood development

 Why attend? 
• Gain expert insights and practical ideas on shaping provision for under-threes that you can implement straight away
• Meet and network with nursery professionals facing similar challenges to you from across the country
• Get access to presentations, speaker handouts and a CPD certificate validating your attendance and participation
• View our exhibition of relevant products and resources to support your provision during the refreshment breaks and buffet lunch
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