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Subject tag: Children

24 August 2019

New government guidance issued this week will simplify the process for organising play streets. It will no longer be necessary for organisers to advertise the temporary road closures.

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18 June 2019

It is Refugee Week from 17-23 June, and there are seven 'simple acts' to raise awareness of the refugee experience. One of them is to 'share a story' in order to learn more about the point of view of refugees themselves. Helen Swinyard shares The Boy at the Back of the Class. (Originally published in Tottenham Community News)

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06 March 2019

Paws and Read is coming to Palmers Green Library on Saturday 9 March! If your child is an unconfident or reluctant reader or has additional learning needs, they'll benefit from reading to Hotspur!

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08 October 2018

Young Voices Pop Choir have released a video of their 2018 summer camp

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09 September 2018

Donating just £10 will help Noah’s Ark build North London’s only children’s hospice building and support more than 1,200 babies, children and young people with life-limiting or life-threatening conditions. The Ark will complement our existing Hospice-at-Home services, providing 24-hour end-of-life, post-death and bereavement care, overnight stays and sensory, music and art rooms.

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04 September 2018

My name is Courtney Hagen Ford, and I am a student at Royal Holloway University of London. I am working on a PhD project, funded by the Leverhulme Trust, which is looking at how parents use technology to keep an eye on their children and teens and how this is responded to.

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09 January 2018

Enfield libraries offer several weekly rhyme and story sessions for babies up to age 5. <?php$ogImage = 'https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DTBNPwfXcAAIu8M.jpg';include.......

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22 November 2017

The following figures are taken from a press release regarding London Councils' pre-budget submission London has experienced significant funding cuts The 2017-18 local government finance settlement confirmed cuts to core funding of 26% in real terms over 3 years. This comes on top of a cumulative cut to core funding of over 50% in real terms since 2010-11, meaning core funding from central government to councils will have fallen by 63% in real terms over the decade to 2019-20. London.......

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16 October 2017

Play in a Day - Chickenshed’s Autumn Half Term workshops for children aged 5 – 11 years. Over the course of an enjoyable day, children will participate in story-making, dancing, drama, singing and play. The children will work together in the morning to develop creative ideas that will then be developed in the afternoon – ending the day with a sharing of a short performance. The workshops are on Monday 23 October, Tuesday 24 October and Wednesday 25 October from 10am.......

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02 October 2017

Give an hour's salary to help build Noah's Ark Children's Hospice - the first such hospice in North London. {youtube}h3g7iZDfUmQ{/youtube} Noah’s Ark currently supports over 160 children who are seriously unwell, 230 of their siblings and 350 of their parents / guardians. Our dedicated team do this by providing holistic, bespoke care. We need to provide more care for more children and their families. We need to construct The Ark, a specialist children’s hospice building........

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02 October 2017

Talkies volunteer Kate Braithwaite will be among the friendly faces welcoming you to the Little Shed of HorrorsWondering what to do with your little horrors at Halloween to keep them away from trick and treat mischief?  If they're 11 or older you can treat them to a trip to a Little Shed of Horrors where they (and you) can hear some live (well, undead) music, focus on some fright-inducing faces and marvel at a monstrous movie. This horrid invitation is extended by Talkies.......

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08 August 2017

This article originally appeared on the Rethinking Childhood website and is republished with the permission of the author, Tim Gill. This week marked a milestone in the UK street play movement, with the publication of three new reports. The first is an evaluation report by the University of Bristol [pdf link], published by Play England, which looked mainly at the health outcomes for children. The second is a report [pdf link] from Playing Out, the Bristol-based national hub for street play, of.......

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26 July 2017

Enfield Council is currently consulting on the following: Enfield Children's Centres: "providing the right services at the right time, think family, build family resilience and develop our workforce so that we continue to improve outcomes for families" Housing allocation: Letting social rented homes Parking Penalty Charge Notices Social Care Charging Policy Temporary Accommodation Placement Policy A list of current consultations is always available at www.enfield.gov.uk/consultations........

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17 July 2017

Splendour & Sparkle will be launching "Cooking Champions" in September 2017 - cooking lessons for children with an emphasis on healthy living. Lessons will take place at Palmers Green United Reformed Church (Fox Lane/Burford Gardens) on Thursday afternoons. Times will be as follows: Preschool 2pm-3pm 5 to 9 year olds 3:15pm - 4:15pm 11 to 14 year olds 4:30pm - 6pm The hour sessions are £10 each or £8 each if you book five in advance. The hour and a half sessions are.......

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02 July 2017

Enfield Council is consulting residents about its proposals to reduce the number of children's centres. Like other council services, spending reductions are required because of severe reductions in central government funding.  The council's budget for children's centres is reducing from £1.6m to £1.03m per year. The proposal is to reduce the number of children's centres hubs from four to one.  The single hub would have "satellites" at schools throughout the borough. It is.......

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26 April 2017

Latest news from local initiative KidDrop We are delighted to inform all the parents part of our network that KidDrop (www.kiddrop.net) - first and unique social networking platform for busy parents has been launched. It is centred around UK nursery and school communities and has already gained a lot of following in Enfield and Haringay boroughs. The purpose is to build relationships with other parents in your school/nursery communities and ultimately share the load of picking up and.......

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11 March 2017

The latest addition to the Community Directory is a website that offers a "one-stop shop for anything a local parent needs". Sophia’s Diary is a one-stop website for anything a local parent needs. We promote children’s group and classes, family events, family friendly places to go, and local business. Many businesses offer exclusive discounts to users too. We also have a community page to keep you up-to date with matters that are relevant for families. Please visit.......

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01 March 2017

Palmers Green's longest running Play Street was in the news again this week, though for the wrong reason.  An ugly incident when a non-resident drove "at some speed" past barriers in Devonshire Road designed to protect children from cars was picked up in this week's Enfield Gazette.  The aggressive driver even returned later and the police were called. However, the organisers of the play street say that this is only the second time that anything similar has happened in the three years.......

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15 February 2017

This energetic little robot will soon be seen round and about Palmers Green, a symbol of kids unplugged from their parents and free to play out. "Unplugged in N13" will be the logo helping children identify Safe Points where they will be able to obtain a free Unplugged in N13 badge, speak to a responsible adult if needed, and occasionally pick up a healthy snack. Unplugged and Safe Points are among the first ideas that have emerged from meetings between Catherine Nicholson of London Play and.......

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30 November 2016

"Fun, Freedom and Play" is the motto for a pilot project aimed at giving back to children some of their lost freedom which launches this month in Palmers Green. Palmers Green Play Quarter will run until May 2017 and its organisers are seeking help and advice from residents and business owners to make sure it gets off to a good start. The charity behind the scheme, Play London, has appointed a part-time project worker, Catherine Nicholson, to get the ball rolling (both figuratively and.......

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