Toxic Stress

Earlier this year the American Academy of Paediatrics (AAP) issued a policy statement warning of ‘Toxic Stress’ and the long-term effects it has on children. It’s the first time I’ve heard this expression and it’s certainly a powerful term, a recent article in the New York Times brought this issue to a wider audience. Toxic…

Kosher Kitchens a guide for the Novice

  Nannies and babysitters totally at ease with settling a little baby may find themselves entirely stumped when asked by their Jewish employer to maintain a kosher kitchen on the family’s behalf.Here’s a mini trip around the world of kashrut. There’s loads of literature available so look at this guide as Kosher 101. Mixing of…

Ask the Childcare Expert which is better Paracetamol or Ibuprofen?

Do they both treat the same symptoms? Jill Wheatcroft Lecturer in Child Health answers your questions  We’re very lucky to have Jill Wheatcroft as part of our team, her many years experience which includes paediatric nursing, lecturer to student nurses and nursing and childcare professionals enables you to have unique access to her expertise. She…