Month: October 2019

A View from the (Early Years) Burrow by David Wright

  A few days spent monitoring social media provides ample evidence of the debates taking place regarding education in England. Much of this is unhelpfully polarised into ‘enlightened’ and diametrically opposed camps, both claiming the moral high ground. It is a particularly unedifying rabbit hole to peer into, characterised by dogma, intolerance, fanaticism, vitriol, child-like …

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Nursery Rhymes – Linking to Developmental Outcomes

  Singing nursery rhymes and songs to children from birth can help develop many developmental areas. It enhances the child’s language and communication skills from an early age and creates a fun experience for children that can support development in many ways. It engages the child as they start to enjoy and participate in the …

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Is There Internal Conflict Within the Early Years Sector (EYS) by Dr Valerie Daniel

  Is there internal conflict within the Early Years Sector (EYS) and does it contribute to a growing crisis situation? Do we have dirty laundry in the EYS? It is my opinion that as a sector, there is a need to address internal conflict before we can ever hope to execute the kind of change …

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The Early Childhood Academy – First the Dialogue and then the Action

So last week I wrote a blog post about Professional Identity within the Workforce. Well it was mainly focused on the Early Childhood Workforce. It has been read on my website by 190 people so thank you for taking the time to read and retweet. It had been seen on twitter by a staggering 10,755 …

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Supporting Parents and Children Living with Food Allergies and Anaphylaxis in Early Childhood – By Philippa Thompson

  ‘As parents we looked forward to your future, what you will choose to become, who will be your friends…girlfriend/boyfriend…university/work/sportsperson. Then one day the perspective changed. That severely cold day when the ice was thick and dangerous on the ground and all advised not to travel. The news told us that the ambulance service were …

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Professional Identity of the Early Childhood Professional

  Depending on who you ask, an Early Childhood professional comes in many forms within the Early Years Sector. A teacher, a nursery nurse, childminder and family support worker, but it is important to recognise that they come in all positions depending on the setting that they work within. No hierarchy or status needed here …

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