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Healthy Young Daventry

Healthy Young Daventry

Healthy Young Daventry is a project to help you give your little one the best start in life. Designed for families with children under five years old, Healthy Young Daventry offers free activities and events to help you establish good eating and play habits.

Breastfeeding support

Breastfeeding isn’t always easy, and for many mums it can start out as a real challenge, so that’s why we are expanding our community breastfeeding support team to offer more information and practical help when you need it most.

Our trained peer supporters are mums who understand. They have breastfed their children and overcome hurdles and now want to help other mothers and babies do the same.

Sessions take place every Friday at the Daventry West Children's Centre on Staverton Road (NN11 4EY), from 10am until 11:30am.

As you grow in confidence, you could even train to become a peer supporter too. If this appeals to you now please contact DABS@daventryvolunteers.org.uk

Find out more

Stay and Play

Does your toddler have endless energy? Are they always on the go? Come along to the Healthy Young Daventry RealPlay group.

Run by Home Start, this group will give you lots of ideas for games you can play with your child, and help you learn fun new ways to be active together.

We will be running 12 week blocks of sessions on Fridays from 1.30 to 3pm in the Saxon Suite at Daventry Leisure Centre.

Register your interest by emailing organiser@homestart-davsn.org.uk

Healthy cooking on a budget

Providing a healthy diet for children can be difficult, especially when money is tight. This free, four-week course will teach you new cooking skills and recipes to share with your family.

Learn how to plan meals to make your money go further, and make kid-friendly dishes that the whole family will enjoy. You will also find ideas to get the kids involved in cooking, and set up healthy habits to last a lifetime.

Limited creche spaces are available so booking is essential. Register your interest with THumpage@northamptonshire.gov.uk

In your school or nursery

Infant schools, pre-schools and nurseries in Daventry have the chance to train in RealPlay, a fun and engaging programme which supports families through the power of play.

Once staff have been trained your child’s school or nursery might invite you to join the club for play sessions where you and your child can learn to play actively together. Ask your school or nursery if they offer RealPlay, and if they don’t, why not ask them to sign up?

Childcare workers in Daventry are being offered a healthy eating training session to teach them how to interest children in healthy eating habits.

You may also be offered the chance to come along to a drop-in session so you can ask any questions you’ve got about fussy eating, healthy habits or weight management – whatever is on your mind.

Look out for our logos when you are out and about

You will find healthy options for children on the menu at this restaurant, cafe or shop.

You are welcome to sit and breastfeed at this place

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