Corona virus – Latest information and links

We have been asked to share parenting support networks set up through several means by Sheffield council. Please have a look at the links below and access help and advice as needed.

Isolation, working at home, and home schooling, are all additional pressures on parents, and we know being a parent can have its challenges.  So, we have developed and gathered below a range of online materials and useful videos for parents and carers to support them in their parenting role.  These are all based on the evidence based parenting programmes that we use in Sheffield.

  1. Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

Follow our social media channels where we will post regular tips, videos, information for families that you may find helpful to report to your school page.

Short clips with parenting tips and techniques will be posted here every week, as well as Family Centre information and activities.

Facebook – Sheffield Family Centre

https://www.facebook.com/SheffieldFamilyCentres/

Twitter – SheffFamilyCtrs

https://twitter.com/shefffamilyctrs

Instagram – SheffieldFamilyCentres

https://www.instagram.com/sheffieldfamilycentres/?hl=en

  1. You Tube

Short videos of the parenting team discussing parenting topics are posted here.

Sheffield Family Centres

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGYnErRUpkjQ_GhejRZnzhQ

Topics include:

  • Descriptive commenting to develop language in children
  • Praising your children and positive attention
  • Developing your new baby’s brain
  • Sleep
  • Messy play activities and other early years topics.

Community Helpline : 0114 2734567, open from 8:45am -4:45 pm

Latest updates from Sheffield City council include worrying information about the increased risk for victims of domestic abuse during lockdown. We would like to share the council`s information on the support and advice available to victims

IDAS is offering support including: online video, WhatsApp messaging, telephone calls, online chats and emails. Sheffield has a freephone number 0808 808 2241 and a website www.IDAS.org.uk

Help is also available for the abusers. If you think this could be you, we urge you to visit gov.uk/domestic-abuse for more information and help.

Always call 999 in an emergency and if you need a silent solution you can cough or tap on the phone and press 55 when prompted.

Emergency accommodation and support is available for anyone who needs to leave their home during Covid-19.

Important information about social distancing and talking to children May 2020

Coronavirus alert

SD guidance for parents and carers March 2020

latest Advice March 25th

WIZZ KIDS WILL BE CLOSED TO ALL CHILDREN FROM FRIDAY 27TH MARCH UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

Click on the link below to view latest government advice about self isolation and handwashing

 information from W.H.O. March 26th

Sources of information

Please continue to check information directly from the following websites:

Gov.uk  advice pages

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

https://111.nhs.uk/service/covid-19

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-information-for-the-public

 

Thank you Santander

Santander offer free enthusiastic helpers to lend a hand to local projects in their community. we were very grateful when a lovely team of volunteers recently spent the day at Wizz Kids in our outdoors area. They helped rejuvenate our outside space after winter, painting decking, the slide, tyres  and blackboards, hanging blackboards, sweeping leaves and having a good tidy up. The team were all so willing to help and made a real difference so THANK YOU Santander and hopefully see you next year!

Charity cards for sale

Wizz Kids Preschool is proud to support other charitable organisations throughout the year with special fundraising events. We are currently helping to raise awareness and funds for Ladybower fisheries to provide a unique 8 person wheelchair accessible boat to take groups of people out on the water of Ladybower reservoir.

We are selling two designs of colourful C5 size cards printed on quality card and left blank for your own message. The cards are painted by an amazingly talented little boy called Zak who is only 6 years old. Zak has numerous health issues including autism and has a real passion for Lancaster bombers, the reservoir and apple trees which he combines to produce  colourful and poignant pictures. The cards are priced at £2.50 each and are on sale in our reception. Thank you for your support

Highlights at nursery

We are always trying new and innovative ways of keeping our children engaged at nursery. Here are a few details of what we have been up to recently:

Veronika is teaching the children a session of core stability each week . This is similar to kiddy yoga and is a fun way to introduce children to planned exercise.

Forest school sessions are proving very popular with the children and staff and are being funded by Bee Funding at no extra cost to parents. Last week the children dug for worms to make a wormery and made bricks from torn up newspapers . We are planning to train our staff in forest schooling so we can continue the classes into the future.

We are focusing on teaching our children about STEM ( Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) We are always encouraging our children to learn outside so these two themes should work well to support each other. If you have any ideas for projects or activities please let us know!

Winning Artwork for our New Signs

Thank you for all your lovely artwork for our new outdoor signs. We are pleased to say that one of our children produced this stunning piece which was voted as the best . We look forward to seeing the new signs up in the new future – Well Done !

Celebrating Diwali October 2019

We had a great day celebrating Diwali at Wizz kids today. We welcomed parents into nursery who helped the children with all the new activities. We loved making flat breads which were thoroughly enjoyed by the children. If you fancy making it at home here is the recipe  https://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/quick_flatbreads_43123

The children also practised their artistic skills, painting henna onto cut out hands, making jewelled pictures of colourful flowers and making clay candle holders with decorative jewels. Here are a few photos of the day