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Schools closed? Wondering what else you can do to entertain the children? Take a look at some of our snow activities, that you can download below. T...
 Grow Up Great    10th December 2017
Finding the right childcare provider for your family can involve lots of research and time. Luckily, Staffordshire Family Information Service has made...
 Grow Up Great    15th November 2017
It's that time of year again when the dreaded flu virus makes an appearance. This Winter, the Children's Flu vaccine is offered as a nasal spray to yo...
 Grow Up Great    19th October 2017
Know someone who's just had or just about to have a baby? Share this so they've got our number if they need it. Friendly, non judgmental, mother cent...
 Grow Up Great    10th October 2017
West Chadsmoor Family Centre reached the grand old age of '21' in May of 2017. We have been serving the families of West Chadsmoor for all that time.W...
 West Chadsmoor Family Centre    4th October 2017
Exercising after giving birth can feel like hard work, especially at a time when you will have baby’s needs at the forefront of your mind. Howev...
 Chase Leisure Centre    26th September 2017
Oooooh, the stuff you can do with blackberries...,.. and they are freeeeee! You just need to find them out and about. Earlier in the year our bl...
 Mrs.A&me    3rd August 2017
These are the edible flowers we have growing in the allotment this summer. Nasturtium flowers add a peppery taste to salads and are even great for ...
 Mrs.A&me    17th July 2017
Peas, the green sweet treats of the allotment, they are full to the brim with vitamins A, vitamin C, vitamin K, vitamin B6. One serving of peas con...
 Mrs.A&me    13th July 2017
Parents with young children should be on the lookout for the signs of sepsis, a condition which affects around 250,000 people a year. Sepsis, or blood...
 Grow Up Great    21st June 2017
Harvesting Beautiful Sweet Strawberries in the Gorgeous Month of July. This is an easy fruit to grow, and the wonderful thing about strawberries...
 Mrs.A&me    11th June 2017
The lovely month of June and all the wild flowers bloom Wild flower examples: Primrose Cowslip Poppy Buttercup Violets Daisy Into the allot...
 Mrs.A&me    7th June 2017
Get your free copy of Everybunny Dance, at a Library in the Cannock Area. Whilst stocks Last! Every year BookTrust organises National Bookstart Week t...
 Cannock Chase Libraries    2nd June 2017
Exhausted new parents lose out on over 650 hours of sleep a year Research finds sleep deprivation is the most stressful challenge about becoming a par...
 Grow Up Great    11th May 2017
The Rhubarb season Spring and it's time to harvest a little Rhubarb on our allotment, did you know that it's a really easy vegetable to grow. It ...
 Mrs.A&me    16th March 2017
The Prime Minister, our local MP, even the Headteacher of her Primary School is a woman yet when you are three years old, the burdens of gender inequa...
 View From A Daddy    9th March 2017
‘Sharing books, rhymes and stories is fun’ Bookstart Baby and Treasure packs are gifted to children at 0 – 12 months and 3- 4 years ...
 Cannock Chase Libraries    1st March 2017
Sweet peas are beautiful colourful scented flowers which the bees love.💚 Every year we are asked to do our bit to help the bees to stay healthy...
 Mrs.A&me    27th February 2017
Massage on any of us affects the body inside and out, it is more than just a pleasurable experience. A few simple massage strokes shared with your bab...
 Tots Play    20th February 2017
February. ........The month to prepare seed Potatoes ready to plant out into the allotment garden. If you fancy a little garden project at ho...
 Mrs.A&me    18th February 2017
It’s been four whole weeks since Mrs VFAD returned to work after maternity leave. We had a blast; the four of us all together having fun, visiti...
 View From A Daddy    17th February 2017
We’ve been quiet this past week or so at View From a Daddy as we enjoy time together before the big N begins (nursery). I can’t say I&rsqu...
 View From A Daddy    16th February 2017
We love cooking together here at View From A Daddy and today we decided to try something we hadn’t cooked before…PIZZA! Cooking helps you...
 View From A Daddy    16th February 2017
Folic acid is an essential vitamin if you are pregnant or thinking about havign a baby. Start 4 Life has provided the leaflet attached, which explains...
 Grow Up Great    15th February 2017
There's lots of information about to support families to make the best food choices to help children grow up great. One organisation that provides fam...
 Grow Up Great    15th February 2017
A new campaign that highlights the high levels of sugar found in children’s everyday foods and drinks has been launched to encourage parents to ...
 Grow Up Great    15th February 2017
One of the main concerns of every new parent is around sleep. Is the baby getting enough? Are they getting too much? When will I finally get some! The...
 Grow Up Great    15th February 2017
What is Healthy Start? With Healthy Start, you get free vouchers every week to spend on milk, plain fresh and frozen fruit and vegetables, and infant ...
 Grow Up Great    7th February 2017
Walking is a fantastic way to increase and maintain your levels of physical activity, and best of all its FREE! Firstly the health benefits are astoni...
 Chase Fit    11th January 2017
Chase Fit is Cannock Chase District’s walking scheme, providing group walks, self led walks and Brindley Bear Activities. There are lots of ways...
 Chase Fit    11th January 2017
10,000, wow that sounds like a lot! Yet is can be easy to reach 10,000 steps each day. Here are Chase Fit’s, top 10 tips on ways you can reach t...
 Chase Fit    11th January 2017
When out walking with your little ones, I’m sure most of you have heard many complaints along the way. “I’m cold” “My fe...
 Chase Fit    11th January 2017
Chase Fit – Cannock Chase’s Walking Scheme, provides a range of walks all over the district. Walking on your own can be daunting; Chase Fi...
 Chase Fit    11th January 2017
The first years of a child’s life are very influential and childcare can play a huge part in their early education. Children learn best of all t...
 Grow Up Great    11th December 2016
At Cannock Chase Children's Centre, our purpose is to ensure your children get the best start in life and your family is supported to achieve this. We...
 Cannock Chase Children's Centre    11th December 2016
We’re here! The new website for families with children aged 5 and under within the Cannock Chase area. We can’t wait for you to see all th...
 Grow Up Great    1st November 2016
The Museum of Cannock Chase – Little Friends, Parent and Child group introduces children to new and exciting environments. The Little Frie...
 Museum of Cannock Chase    26th September 2016
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