Starting to Potty Train?

Using a potty is a new skill for your child to learn. It’s best to take it slowly and go at your child’s pace. Most parents start thinking about potty training when their child is between 2 and 2 and a half, but there’s no perfect time. Our Facebook post lists the 5 top signs they might be ready.

Preparation is key!

  • Talk about wees and poos! Even letting them come into the toilet with you and watch what you do can really help
  • Get them involved, let them pick the potty/toilet seat/step. Let them pick the hand soap they’d like, they more involved they are the better!
  • Remember to be consistent; make sitting on the potty part of everyday life
  • Keep the potty in the bathroom (upstairs and downstairs)
  • Having toys or books to play with can help your child to sit still
  • Avoid tight clothes or ones with lots of buttons to make it easier for them
  • Buy floor cleaner and washing powder- accidents will happen!
  • Stay calm and be patient- children pick up on your emotions.

Let’s get started!

  • Encourage your child to sit on the potty after meals
  • Use the potty to wee, this will help them build their confidence
  • Make sure your child washes their hands
  • It’s good to teach girls to wipe from front to back
  • Don’t limit their drinks to help them stay dry as it doesn’t work. The bladder needs to be filled and emptied properly to keep it working well
  • Accidents; they will not feel anxious or worried if it happens again if you remain calm.

We got this!

  • Praise goes a long way! Your child will be delighted when they succeed, so let them know they have done well.
  • Avoid using sweets as a reward, try a sticker chart instead
  • Don’t be surprised if you get a spell of a few good days and then BANG…just keep trying.

There is more information on the NHS website about:

  • Pants and Pull ups
  • Night-Time Training

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/pregnancy-and-baby/potty-training-tips

Admin Assistant (Maternity Cover)

We are recruiting for a Admin Assistant (maternity cover). This role is a To provide administrative support to the Sure Start team, including data entry and reception duties.

  • Salary – NJC Pt 14 / £18,795 (pro rata)
  • Hours – 30 hours per week

Closing Date Wednesday 11th March at 12.00 noon

with Interviews to be held Week Beginning 23rd March 2020

For a full set of criteria and an application form:

Email: suzanne@colerainesurestart.org.uk or write to Recruitment at Coleraine Sure Start Partnership, 34c Society Street, Coleraine BT52 1LA or CLICK LINK BELOW.

Please note that CVs are not acceptable.

International Mother Language Day

Today, 21.02.19, is ‘International Mother Language Day’ – It is very important that parents use the language they know best and feel most comfortable using. A child who develops good use of their ‘Mother Tongue’, is more likely to develop good English when they start pre-school or school.

Bilingual Advice Info Sheet

Playing with Nature

Who can remember being outdoors building dens, climbing trees, making perfumes from leaves and flowers or playing with mud, stones or water? These types of childhood outdoor play experiences have been declining over time and children today are therefore having much less contact with the natural world.

Play Matters have created an info sheet of tips on how you can get outside and play

Playing with Nature Mud and Getting Dirty

#playmatters

https://www.education-ni.gov.uk/ 

 

Project Development Manager (maternity cover)

We are recruiting for a Project Development Manager (maternity cover). This role is a part of the senior management team which provides support to the Partnership in the management of staff, services, evaluation and other developmental initiatives.

Here is the application pack, we do not accept cvs.

Completed Application Forms MUST be received not later than:

Tuesday 22nd January at 12.00 noon

Recruitment Maternity Project Development Application Pack

Playing with stuff

PLAYING WITH STUFF
Have you ever watched a child receive a beautiful shop bought toy which they eagerly open, look at and explore and then proceed to play with the cardboard box or wrapping that it came in? That cardboard box can become anything, a den for a dinosaur, a garage for cars, something to put things in and out off or a hat or helmet! With a little imagination cardboard boxes (both big and small) will transport a child into a world of fun. Good quality play need not cost anything except time. Your home, your garden, the outdoor environment are all full of ‘stuff’  hat can be used for play. Often babies and children will play with whatever is available to them. An old handbag, Mum or Dads shoes, a bunch of keys, old fabric to make a den, pots and pans, a bucket, ….the list is endless!

It is not always necessary to purchase shop bought toys – often homemade/found resources will hold endless fascination and fun.

Click the link below to find out more information from Play Board NI #playmatters

Playing with Stuff – Loose Parts

Play your part…

Children love you playing with them. You are the most important in helping your child learn!

Here are also a couple of ideas for Christmas presents:

  • Teddy Bear:
    • A teddy bear helps build an imaginary world where boys and girls can act out everyday routines like putting teddy to bed.
  • Playdough:
    • When playing with play dough talk about actions and describing words,  “Roll”, “Squeeze”, “Blue”, “Soft” etc
  • Shakers:
    • Shakers are great for developing listening and attention skills. Use them when singing songs and rhymes.
  • Books:
    • Sharing books with your child will help build language skills and forms the building blocks needed for reading and writing.
  • Ball:
    • When playing with a ball use action words such as “Kick”, “Throw”, and “Catch”
  • Cardboard Box:
    • Why do Children love playing with a box? It allows them to bring their imagination to life!

Health Support Worker

We are recruiting for the following post:

Health Support Worker

This role will require you to work as a member of the Health Team carrying out a range of duties to support parents and children with a focus on ante-natal, early days and fathers. This will include the preparation and delivery of programmes, facilitating group activity and carrying out home visits.

Application Form Health Support 10.18

JD PS Health Support Worker 10.18

Monitoring_Questionnaire

Privacy Notice for Applicants

To apply for the post fill out the application form and email to:

suzanne@colerainesurestart.org.uk 

The closing date is:

Tuesday 23rd October at 4.00 pm with Interviews to be held Week Beginning 5th November 2018

Health Support Worker JOB

We are advertising for the post:

Health Support Worker (Antenatal and Early Days)

This role will require you to work as a member of the Health Team carrying out a range of duties to support parents and children with a focus on ante-natal and early days. This will include the preparation and delivery of programmes, facilitating group activity and carrying out home visits.

Application Form – HSW Sept 18

JD PS Health Support Worker Sept 18

Privacy Notice for Applicants

Deadline: Friday 19th September, 4pm