Category Archive: Parenting

Child Friendly Leeds Sundays | A child’s idea becomes the highlight this summer!

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Child Friendly Leeds Sundays Every Sunday during the summer holidays is a Child Friendly Leeds Sunday. Rumani, one of our competition winners, dreamt of creating fabulous play spaces in the city centre, where… Continue reading

What to do in Leeds this summer? From a huge children’s festival with Cbeebies stars to 100s of activities across the city – Welcome to #ChildFriendlyLeeds

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Leeds city centre will come to life over the summer holidays with a jam packed calendar of activities for families starting at the end of July. Whether you want to relax on a… Continue reading

Do you know the law about ‘private fostering’ and why it means local authorities need to know?

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Do you ever work with children or young people? Do you know the law about ‘private fostering’ and why it means local authorities need to know? To keep children safe we need everyone… Continue reading

Shine Space in Leeds – ‘gone above and beyond’ to help us deliver events that will reach new foster carers

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Our amazing ambassadors at Shine Leeds continually strive to make a difference to the community, through their work.  Over the years they have found many ways to support the work of Child Friendly… Continue reading

When can you start potty training? Interesting read by Little Bunny Bear

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When can you start potty training?    A quick Google search will recommend potty training any time from 18 months. In the UK, most parents start potty training when their child is between… Continue reading

The Arium is delighted to bring you its February Fun Fair this half term in Leeds

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The Arium is delighted to bring you its February Fun Fair this half term, Saturday 10 – Sunday 18. There’ll be free fairground rides in our event space, children’s story-telling sessions, a book… Continue reading

Enchanting entertainment at the Rainbow Factory this Christmas – Scrooge’s Christmas Carol

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Storytelling wonderland the Rainbow Factory is staging a brand-new Christmas production – Scrooge’s Christmas Carol (written, composed & performed by: Bruce Sharp & Lydia Toumazou) Yesterday, the Child Friendly Leeds team were delighted to… Continue reading

New wristband challenge to get Leeds primary school children active

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Primary schools across Leeds are getting set to boost their pupils’ motivation for physical activity as they launch a new competitive wristband challenge in partnership with Leeds Beckett University and Leeds Active Schools.… Continue reading

Keeping Safe During Bonfire Night

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Bonfire Night can be a great time for all the family. Fireworks and bonfires are something the whole family looks forward to around 5th November, but it is important that everyone celebrates safely.… Continue reading

Darker evenings in Leeds – When do the clocks change in UK?

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In case you weren’t aware, the clocks go back on Sunday 29th October. The October clock change signals the beginning of winter and the start of darker  evenings. One of the consequences of… Continue reading