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Reflection – The New Norm

Reflection – The New Norm

WOW - Where has the last 4 months gone? There has been many highs and lows within the last 120 days in Early Years, in the UK and in the World. Did you ever foresee this happening when you were watching from afar.... not me... I was in my own little bubble staying in...

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Still Here For You

Still Here For You

We are all in a state of shock, of not knowing what comes next. The news every day brings us more sadness, not just here in the UK but across the world.   What a strange and unsettled time we are all going through at the moment and who could have predicted that...

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Mastermind Magic!

Mastermind Magic!

What is Mastermind? A TV programme I can hear some of you shout! Some of you will remember Magnus Magnusson, the original host from 1972 who coined the now-famous phrase, ‘I’ve started, so I’ll finish!” The younger ones of you may know that John Humphrys is now the...

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EPOP Rocks!

EPOP Rocks!

0800 hrs Saturday 11th January 2020…..a year in the planning and we were ready to go! Ambassadors arrived excited and prepared for the day ahead, all they had to do was squeeze into their Jigsaw ‘Can I help you?’ polo-shirts and get the plan for the day, oh yeah and...

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A Year in The Planning

A Year in The Planning

With just 1 day to go we cannot tell you how excited we are for our 2nd Hampshire Early Years Conference, Exploring the Power of Play. The venue is ready, lunch booked, cake selected but not yet tried…waiting for Saturday for that little treat and our incredible...

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Time For Reflection

Time For Reflection

Hands up who is shocked that Christmas is just around the corner? How many times have you said, “I can’t believe where that year has gone!” “It only feels like yesterday we were putting the decorations up!” ‘What do you mean we have to practice the Nativity again?”  ...

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Let’s Go Back To Basics

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...

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Change of Seasons

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...

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Are You Ready?

Are You Ready?

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...

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Suitable Persons

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...

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