Early Years Settings: The Challenge of Staying on Track

2024-05-09T14:20:04+01:00

In recent years, a worrying trend has emerged across many early years settings. Observations and reports suggest a growing number of nurseries and preschools are receiving ratings of 'inadequate' at their Ofsted inspections. It’s essential to unravel the threads of why this might be happening. Often the matter lies [...]

Early Years Settings: The Challenge of Staying on Track2024-05-09T14:20:04+01:00

The Perils of ‘Click and Forget’ Training in Early Years Education: A Call for Open Dialogues

2024-01-30T10:59:08+00:00

In the bustling world of early years education, where every moment is a learning opportunity for our youngest learners, the significance of quality training for our workforce cannot be overstated. However, there's a growing trend that's raising eyebrows and stirring teacups across early years settings in the UK: the so-called [...]

The Perils of ‘Click and Forget’ Training in Early Years Education: A Call for Open Dialogues2024-01-30T10:59:08+00:00

The Power of Open-Ended Activities

2024-03-19T14:20:16+00:00

In the world of early years, there's a growing understanding of the importance of open-ended activities for children. Open-ended activities provide children with the opportunity to explore, create, and engage with their environment in a way that fosters creativity, problem-solving, and a love for learning. This blog will delve [...]

The Power of Open-Ended Activities2024-03-19T14:20:16+00:00

Nurturing Unseen Stars – A Guide to Supporting Invisible Children

2024-03-07T13:13:12+00:00

Unveiling the Invisible Children Invisible children are those children who are often forgotten about within the setting, they may seem like they are happy playing by themselves in a corner but actually, it is up to us as practitioners to go over to the child and touch base with [...]

Nurturing Unseen Stars – A Guide to Supporting Invisible Children2024-03-07T13:13:12+00:00

Empowering Young Minds: The Importance of Listening to Children’s Voices in Early Years Settings

2023-10-06T14:44:21+01:00

In early years settings, the emphasis has shifted from traditional practices to creating engaging and inclusive learning environments. One significant aspect of this is the recognition of the importance of listening to children's voices. By valuing their perspectives, ideas, and opinions, we empower young learners, promote their agency, and cultivate [...]

Empowering Young Minds: The Importance of Listening to Children’s Voices in Early Years Settings2023-10-06T14:44:21+01:00

Nurturing a Motivated and Empowered Team in Early Years Settings

2023-09-12T14:40:42+01:00

Creating a positive and inspiring environment for both children and staff in early years settings is essential for fostering a thriving learning community. As an early years consultant, you understand the importance of supporting and motivating your staff to ensure they deliver their best every day. In this blog, we'll [...]

Nurturing a Motivated and Empowered Team in Early Years Settings2023-09-12T14:40:42+01:00

Nurturing Smooth Transitions throughout September and beyond…

2023-08-17T15:04:56+01:00

As an early year’s practitioner, your role is pivotal in creating a warm and welcoming environment for young children as they embark on their journey into Early Years Education. Supporting children and parents during the settling-in period is crucial for building trust, fostering a sense of security, and facilitating [...]

Nurturing Smooth Transitions throughout September and beyond…2023-08-17T15:04:56+01:00

The Benefits of Male Role Models

2023-08-04T13:00:04+01:00

While the benefits of male role models in early years are evident, it is important to acknowledge that not every child will get to experience a male role model in their life. This could be due to a variety of reasons and it is important that we are proactive [...]

The Benefits of Male Role Models2023-08-04T13:00:04+01:00

Making Supervisions Effective

2023-07-25T11:31:08+01:00

Today I want to chat about something that's super important in Early Years: staff supervision and setting SMART targets. Now, you might be wondering, "What on earth does that mean?" Don't worry; I've got you covered! Your staff team are what makes the wheels go round in your setting. [...]

Making Supervisions Effective2023-07-25T11:31:08+01:00

Rethinking Circle Time: Why It’s Time to Move Beyond Tradition in Early Years Settings

2023-06-27T15:50:29+01:00

Early years settings have long relied on circle time as a staple practice for group interaction and learning. However, in today's evolving educational landscape, there is a growing realisation that circle time may no longer be the most effective approach. In this blog, we will explore why circle time [...]

Rethinking Circle Time: Why It’s Time to Move Beyond Tradition in Early Years Settings2023-06-27T15:50:29+01:00

Motivating a Disgruntled Team

2023-06-19T14:30:12+01:00

Motivating an unmotivated early years team can be a challenging task, but with the right approach and strategies, it is possible to reignite their enthusiasm and dedication. Here are some steps you can take to motivate an unmotivated early years team: Identify the root causes: Take the time to [...]

Motivating a Disgruntled Team2023-06-19T14:30:12+01:00

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