Category Archives: National

Childminder costs – how much should I pay?

Can you help one of our Small Steps Parenting members? “Hi everyone, Is anyone using a childminder five days a week and how much do you pay please? What’s the going rate at the moment? Plus do you have any … Continue reading

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WIN a family ticket to Welney Wetland Centre.

The friendly welcome visitors receive is the perfect start to a day exploring wetlands, where incredible wildlife encounters take place every day, set in the heart of the Fens. Explore amazing wetlands all year round and witness wildlife spectacles. In … Continue reading

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Fun Bank holiday ideas for days out with babies & toddlers.

Playing is an important activity for all children; it promotes their physical and mental health, behaviour and wellbeing.  Our Local Events Calendar is full of fun ideas for activities and days out that you and your baby or toddler can enjoy together. … Continue reading

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Small Steps Cover Star Competition – Congratulations to our latest winner and how to take part in next month’s competition.

Congratulations to Charlotte Zofia Clifford who’s 1 year and 3 months old from Portsmouth, for this fantastic winning photo!  Charlotte is our Cover Star winner for the month of May. It is lovely to see so many wonderful pictures each … Continue reading

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Get baking with your toddler and make some Chocolate Banana Bars.

Have fun in the kitchen with your toddler by making these delicious Chocolate Banana Bars. They’re quick & easy to make, super-moist with a rich banana & chocolate flavour, and all the family will enjoy them. This recipe is also a sneaky way to … Continue reading

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Where can we go over the Bank holiday weekend?

Bank holiday Weekends don’t have to be dull or boring! Find a fun activity to do with your baby, toddler or the whole family on our Local Events Calendar. All Things Wild Nature Centre, Evesham: Worcestershire. All Things Wild Nature Centre … Continue reading

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Warm Radish, Potato and Cherry Tomato Salad.

Colourful and deliciously warming, this salad has a beautiful balance of flavours across the potatoes, the salty Halloumi and the little bites of the radish and mustard. This dish is not only healthy, thanks to the vitamins, iron and potassium … Continue reading

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Half term boredom busters – guaranteed to keep the kids entertained.

It can be hard to think of ways to entertain the kids during half term. Take some inspiration from our boredom busters to ensure your kids are happy and occupied during the school break. Construct an Obstacle Course Turn your … Continue reading

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Competitions ending this month – win baby and toddler goodies.

We have many amazing baby and toddler competitions closing soon!  Just click on the competition links below and enter today – HURRY! WIN a family portrait to the value of £100. Five Valleys Photography is giving Small Steps Parenting members … Continue reading

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Could you be feeding your toddler too much?

Parents are feeding their toddlers too much food according to research from leading health and nutrition experts – the Infant & Toddler Forum (ITF). The survey of 1000 UK mums and dads revealed that 79% of parents routinely offer portions … Continue reading

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