Hammersmith Fathers Day

Fathers Day at Hammersmith

To celebrate Father’s Day, each year we invite the dads and granddads to join us for a stay and play session with their children. We plan a range of activities designed to be done on a one-to-one basis with the child and their parent. The babies invited their dads to make an owl with them

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Hammersmith Pre-School

Sports Day at Hammersmith Pre-School

On Saturday 18th June Our Hammersmith Pre-school celebrated sports day! They met the Willows Hammersmith family at a local park to participate in a range of age-appropriate sporting activities; from balancing and running to throwing games and obstacle races. The parents were also invited tojoin in with a parent race! We started our event with

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Fatty Acids

You may have heard of omega-3 and 6 essential fatty acids (the body cannot make), but what about omega-9? Omega-9 is a non-essential fatty acid, which means that your body can produce it on its own. However, omega-9 is still important for maintaining a healthy balance in the body. It has been shown to improve

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Probiotic Foods

It’s no secret that a healthy diet is important for a strong immune system. But what you may not know is that the key to a healthy immune system starts with a healthy gut. The microbiome is a collection of trillions of microbes that live in our gut, and it’s responsible for everything from digesting

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A recent study published in the journal Paediatrics may help explain why the link between breastfeeding and preventing obesity is ambiguous. The study showed that what really helped prevent obesity was getting breast milk directly from the breast. That’s not to say that drinking expressed breast milk from a bottle isn’t healthy. After all, it’s

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Pedagogy that influenced the Willows Way

Friedrich Froebel Froebel is credited with inventing the concept of kindergarten and being an important figure in early childhood education. He also has a theory about play and learning. Froebel believed that play is the principle means of learning in early childhood. He thought that through play, children construct their understanding of the world through

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A group of toddlers wearing cap on their graduation day

Willows Graduation!

Willows Graduation Day! On Thursday 12 July, our Pre-school Graduates had their graduation ceremony. Our children are attending a variety of primary schools in the local area. The children performed some songs to an audience of parents and received their Willows Diplomas. We wish them well in their journeys ahead and we are confident that

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