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Early Years Advice Page



Welcome to our Early Years support web page! The Foundation Team are working hard on bringing you the latest advice and support for Early Years.  Whether it is trying to support your child in kicking the dummy or encouraging healthy eating habits or a good bedtime routine; we hope you will find lots of useful advice and information on this page.


Information Leaflets
Please view the range of advice leaflets that have been produced by our local group of schools to help prepare your child for nursery and 'big school'. 

Ditch the Dummy!

Studies have shown that although dummies can pacify babies and be of comfort to them in the early stages of their young lives, if not withdrawn at a young age they can have a detrimental effect on both speech development and on their dental health.  
Below is some information on speech and language development and how to kick that dummy habit!