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The ‘C’ word!


All we keep hearing at Jigsaw are the words Because of the C word  and this week I have made a stand.. After several cancellations and disappointments within the Early Years sector I am now drawing a line in the sand and don’t want to hear it anymore about Covid.. [...]

The ‘C’ word!2021-08-13T16:25:26+01:00

Let’s Go Back To Basics


Over the past few months, we have been traveling around the country visiting settings with our quality improvement inspections. There seems to be a common theme coming across the settings. I have seen the most amazing ‘social media’ activities to impress ... what do I mean by this?... activities which [...]

Let’s Go Back To Basics2021-12-07T11:44:34+00:00

Change of Seasons


Change of Seasons I love this time of year, the change in temperature, the different colours of the leaves, the colder mornings and the difficult decisions of what to wear, cardigan or jumper, coat or waterproof, bobble hat or umbrella, flip flops or wellies? Even the shorter days and darker [...]

Change of Seasons2019-10-11T10:45:37+01:00

Are You Ready?


I played a cruel trick on a dear friend recently. Some may say unkind but it really was unintentional and a joke that initially went too far! Please don’t judge, a decision made on the spur of the moment as I called my friend to ask for some contact details, [...]

Are You Ready?2021-12-07T11:50:46+00:00

Suitable Persons


Do you have staff in your setting that are from overseas? This is great for learning about different cultures, communities as well as  other countries. BUT please make sure you have covered the right amount of checks before they start with you in your setting. This is paramount and the [...]

Suitable Persons2021-12-07T12:01:17+00:00

Parents Too!


We, my husband and I, are off to the big city, to see the Queen; well not actually to see the Queen but to The Last Night of the Proms to wave a Union Jack around in the middle of Hyde Park, singing Jerusalem with 40,000 others loudly and out [...]

Parents Too!2021-12-07T12:05:28+00:00

Transition Time


It’s that time again – Biggest transition in Early Years! This time of year brings back many memories, not all of them good. Picking these beautiful gems of berries produces memories of our summer holidays coming to an end! With this brings recollections of the stress of shoe buying in [...]

Transition Time2021-12-07T12:09:11+00:00

Is it all about IMPACT?


YES, it is! Today has been an awesome day and if you are reading this you now on our BRAND-NEW looking website which will showcase what IMPACT is all about…. So, what does this word mean? How long have you got!! Impact is – What do you do that has [...]

Is it all about IMPACT?2021-12-07T12:12:37+00:00


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