Archive by category Children and Families

More women supported to continue breastfeeding

More women supported to continue breastfeeding

Health professionals at Nottingham City Council are urging more mothers to breastfeed their babies after figures revealed that rates in the City continue to improve. Breastfeeding carries major benefits for both mum and baby, and the recommended advice is that all infants are breastfed until they are at least six months old. While slightly less […]

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Nottingham to become the UK’s first Super Kitchen

Nottingham to become the UK’s first Super Kitchen

There are plans to create 10 new Super Kitchens in Nottingham, making the city the UK’s first social eating city. Nottingham City Council is working with the Super kitchen project to create community eating spaces and tackle food poverty using surplus supermarket produce. Super Kitchen was established in 2014 in Sneinton and quickly grew from […]

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There’s lots of Christmas holiday fun for families in Nottingham

There’s lots of Christmas holiday fun for families in Nottingham

There are plenty of festive themed events to keep families and children of all ages active and entertained over the Christmas school holidays culminating in the FREE New Year’s Eve Celebration at Nottingham Castle on 31 December. The children’s fireworks display starts at 9:15pm within the castle grounds. This year it will be choreographed to […]

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Make sure babies are sleeping safely this Christmas

Make sure babies are sleeping safely this Christmas

Public health experts are offering a festive reminder to parents, carers and grandparents about the importance of safer sleeping for babies over the Christmas holidays. Risks increase significantly at this time of year as families spend time away from home and sleeping routines change. Officials at Nottingham City Council are asking parents and carers to […]

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Nottingham schools receive prestigious award for learning beyond the classroom

Nottingham schools receive prestigious award for learning beyond the classroom

Two city schools are celebrating after receiving a prestigious award in recognition of the way they enrich the experiences of children outside of the classroom. Nottingham Nursery School and Training Centre, which caters for children aged two to four, has been given the ‘Learning Outside the Classroom’ Mark (LOtC) Gold Award, while Blue Bell Hill […]

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Making Nottingham more accessible for disabled people

Making Nottingham more accessible for disabled people

Nottingham City Council has been given a top award for making its buildings more accessible to disabled people. Earlier this year eight leisure centres were inspected and awarded the CredAbility Verified Accessible Award by Nimbus – a disability and equality consultancy that is led and managed by disabled people. Now 11 further council buildings have […]

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Imagination Library reaches 3,000 children a month milestone

Imagination Library reaches 3,000 children a month milestone

More than 3,000 children a month now get free books through their door in Nottingham thanks to Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. Nottingham City Council has been working alongside the Rotary Club of Nottingham to co-ordinate fundraising since it chose to back the Imagination Library in the city in 2012. Since then, donations have increased to […]

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