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Online safety is an important issue, which as a setting we’re committed to raising awareness with parents.


Some resources which you may find helpful in supporting your child online are:

Advice for parents and carers from Childnet
Tips, advice and guides for parents and carers from the UK Safer Internet Centre
Guides on popular apps and games from NetAware
Reviews and information about games, apps, TV shows and websites from Common Sense Media
Help on using parental controls and privacy settings from Internet Matters
Information and reporting of online grooming or abuse from CEOP


If you have any concerns or questions about keeping your child safe online, please do get in touch with Angela Jay, our Designated Safeguarding Lead at:  ploughgreenpreschool@gmail.com


Children's Centres


As a parent, if you are looking for advice or activities to do with your child, your local children's centre may be able to help.  Please look at Kingston Children's Centres Facebook pages - AfC Kingston Children's Centres at https://www.facebook.com/groups/2579582222120629


If you wish to register with any Children’s Centres please see Children's Centre Registration Form https://surveys.achievingforchildren.org.uk/s/4N2XVF/?fbclid=IwAR2u3ztVIiTAACRqD_VSDqs8N9HgBFid62s9hSZ6gvWrB5eSznPceiViZHY

  
Other ideas are available at:


BBC's Tiny Happy People  has a range of simple activities and play ideas for parents or carers to find out about their children's early development including those with Special educational needs and disability. 

Help children aged 2 to 4 to learn at home during coronavirus (COVID-19) has advice for parents and carers of early years children who have not yet started school.  

10 top tips to encourage children to read has information to help parents think about ways to make reading enjoyable and engaging.

Help children with SEND continue their education during coronavirus (COVID-19) has advice for parents and carers looking after children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).



Recipe for playdough

Ingredients

2 teaspoons cream of tartar
1 cup flour (ordinary plain flour works best. You can use gluten-free flour – it makes a stickier texture)
½ cup salt
1 cup water
1 tablespoon cooking oil
Few drops food colouring

Method

Put all ingredients in a saucepan and cook slowly over a low heat, stirring continuously, until the dough comes away from the sides of the pan to form a ball. 

When cool enough to handle, knead for a couple of minutes. 

It is lovely to play with while still warm!

Playdough can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 weeks. 

Note: not to be eaten due to high salt content

Try adding:
Glitter
Lavender or mandarin essential oil
Compost
Spices
Seeds
Uncooked rice
Uncooked spaghetti, broken into short lengths
Feathers