Coronavirus **Updated 18 March 2020**

Potley Hill Early Years approach to the Coronavirus situation:   Following the announcement by the Prime Minister this evening, we now await instruction from the Local Authority.  The Department for Education is closing schools from Friday and said that he expects early years settings to do the same, although provision will still be expected for children of keyworkers and children with EHCP/ vulnerable.  At this point, if any parents are keyworkers that will require childcare, please let us know by email. We will update you as soon as we have any more information. Relevant links: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-stay-at-home-guidance/stay-at-home-guidance-for-people-with-confirmed-or-possible-coronavirus-covid-19-infection

How much sugar is too much?

The type of sugars most adults and children in the UK eat too much of are "free sugars". These are: Any sugars added to food or drinks.  (Hence water is best!) Sugars in biscuits, chocolate, flavoured yoghurts, breakfast cereals and squash or fizzy drinks. Sugars in honey, syrups (such as maple, agave and golden), nectars (such as blossom), and unsweetened fruit juices, vegetable juices, smoothies and squash. The sugars in these foods occur naturally but still count as free sugars. Sugar found naturally in milk, fruit and vegetables does not count as free sugars. We

Online Safety

Safety Online More and more preschoolers are using their parents’ computers, smartphones or tablets to play games, use apps, and watch their favourite TV shows. There are simple things you can do to make sure they’re using the internet safely. www.internetmatters.org in partnership with some of the leading IT companies has put together a brilliant, comprehensive website and step-by-step technical guides for keeping children from pre-schoolers to teenagers safe online.  We recommend visiting www.internetmatters.org …. Start with this simple checklist: Make use of the parental controls available on your home