My Lightbulb Moment – A Journey to Spotting The Teachable Moments

    I started my Early Years career whilst in my last year at University; I had changed my degree path from Primary QTS and had a lot of spare time whilst writing my dissertation, so I got a part time job in a nursery. Who knew that it would go on to be my …

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Nannies Crisis – They form a large part of our Early Years and Care sector.

With mounting working pressure on the Nanny Industry,  families requiring childcare to work during the Covid Pandemic, has left the Nanny industry in crisis. The lack of clarity for Nannies working during these unprecedent times has left when asked, ‘Do you feel supported by the industry?’ returned a worryingly low score of just 5.3 our …

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His/tory, Her/story – Our Stories

I want to start by asking you a few questions: Are you proud of your career? Would you want to be famous? Are you an honest person? They may seem like random questions but bear with me. I’ve considered writing a blog for some time during the Covid-19 pandemic. The events of the last few …

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What happens at home doesn’t have to stay at home -Using online learning journeys

  The use of online learning journey software has become a familiar feature of the working day in lots of childcare settings across the country in the last few years. Almost gone are the days of taking photos, printing them and then finding time to meticulously cut them out and stick them into scrapbooks alongside …

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Who is looking after our leaders in the Early Years?

Over the past few weeks I have been constantly joining in Zoom calls, taking emails and most evenings on the telephone talking to professionals from across the Early Years Sector. However, these people all have one thing in common…. They are all owners, leaders and managers of nurseries, nursery schools, playgroups and childminders. All with …

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Back to the Future – what is next for our children?

I don’t have a crystal ball and I cannot exactly pin point what the future will hold for our children. Who would have thought that we would be in the middle of a pandemic. However, right now the Government focus is on education and the most vulnerable children in our society. Now, I am not …

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Refocusing the need for Early Childhood Theorists through online Continual Professional Development.

  “A child needs the enduring, irrational involvement of one or more adults in care of and in joint activity with that child. In short, somebody has to be crazy about that kid” (Urie Bronfenbrenner) Bronfenbrenner’s quote is where it all began…. Early years has had one of the most challenging times in the past …

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Funded Distance Learning Courses with TRN Online for Early Years and Education

  Distance learning courses TRN can deliver fully funded via Adult Education Budget online. All courses are accredited through TQUK. There are a number of courses available for our Sector Below:- Individuals can enrol on to up 3 courses at a time if they wish. Eligibility Individuals unfortunately will not be funded if they reside …

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Why Every Early Years Child Needs an Imaginary Friend (and how to give them one)

  Written By Rachel McKenna Director of Pyjama Drama Learning   Long gone are the days when parents or teachers worried that a child’s imaginary friend was proof that they had no ‘real’ friends or that they were displaying signs of psychological trauma or social deficiency. It’s now accepted that it is not uncommon, nor …

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