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News bulletin – 1st June 2020

Moist Breath Zone: Learn from New Zealand

A health and safety song for children going back to school after being quarantined at home


Child Safety Week (1-7 June): free resources (CAPT)

Child Safety Week is an annual community education campaign run by the Child Accident Prevention Trust (CAPT). In response to COVID-19, CAPT are changing what they do this year, to meet the changing needs of families and the frontline staff who support them: an adapted Child Safety Week Parents’ Pack, so it helps parents take on child safety and win, even when they’re feeling under pressure; new content that practitioners can use right now in their digital communications, however they’re reaching out to families, including top tips for child safety during lockdown and beyond, plus advice on preventing burns and poisoning; reworking the Child Safety Week Action Pack as a year-round resource, so practitioners can use it in face-to-face work with families as lockdown eases.


The 2020 Early Years Summit on Speech, Language and Communication starts today!

Sign up at for a week of fabulous interviews.

Today the line up is:

  • June O’Sullivan MBE on Language and Pedagogy
  • Dr Carla Solvason on the Development of Language
  • Dr Kelly Burgoyne on Working with Parents
  • Dr Lakeisha Johnson on Culturally Relevant Books, Language & Literacy

You can watch the interviews at any time and in any order on Day 1. And they’ll be free to watch up until the end of Sunday 7th June.

Tomorrow’s speakers are Prof Julian Pine, Pennie Brownlee, Dr Tiffany P Hogan and Greg Bottrill.



Top Tips for parents: Preparing your child for returning to school

Here are some things that you can do to help prepare your child and to gain a sense of control over the uncertainties.



Key worker parents and carers may be facing the pressure of having difficult conversations with their children and families on their role as a key worker, and how this may impact on the safety and dynamics of their family.

In collaboration with clinicians at the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust, NHS England and NHS Improvement have published some written and audio guidance for key workers that will support them in having those difficult conversations.



Evidence based approaches for enhancing well-being:


The 4 pillar plan – how to relax, eat, move and sleep your way to better health:


5 Steps to Well-being :

If you give them a try, you may feel happier, more positive and able to get the most from life.

  • Connect – connect with the people around you: your family, friends, colleagues and neighbours. Spend time developing these relationships. Learn more in Connect for mental wellbeing.
  • Be active – you don’t have to go to the gym. Take a walk, go cycling or play a game of football. Find an activity that you enjoy and make it a part of your life. Learn more in Get active for mental wellbeing.
  • Keep learning – learning new skills can give you a sense of achievement and a new confidence. So why not sign up for that cooking course, start learning to play a musical instrument, or figure out how to fix your bike? Find out more in Learn for mental wellbeing.
  • Give to others – even the smallest act can count, whether it’s a smile, a thank you or a kind word. Larger acts, such as volunteering at your local community centre, can improve your mental wellbeing and help you build new social networks. Learn more in Give for mental wellbeing.
  • Be mindful – be more aware of the present moment, including your thoughts and feelings, your body and the world around you. Some people call this awareness “mindfulness”. It can positively change the way you feel about life and how you approach challenges. Learn more in Mindfulness for mental wellbeing.