Aaron Bradbury

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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Going beyond your Early Years setting. Introducing Global Early Childhood Education to your setting

  In recent years I have begun to get involved with the international community. It started with me going to Macao and presenting my research on pedagogy in work-based learning. So within my role as an academic I started to question different perspectives of Early Childhood and Pedagogy and what it all meant. Within settings …

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A checklist to reflect on your Early Years setting outcomes for Diversity and LGBT families

  The checklist I am giving you below is a basic one and an opportunity for you to complete an audit with regards to seeing how far you and your setting has gone to make families, children, young people and your local community welcome within your setting when it comes to LGBT. This post is …

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Creating a Partnership with Parents and Carers who identify as LGBT in the Early Years. #LGBTHM2020

  This is part one of a 4-part blog which is celebrating the LGBT History Month 2020. It will focus primarily on 4 key aspects with the first one being discussed below. Creating a Partnership with Partners and Carers who identify as LGBT Creating a checklist to make sure that you and your setting are …

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Fostering the nurturing environment in your Early Years setting

  Ever since I became a nurturing parenting programme facilitator, I have always tried so hard to take on board the approach of nurturing within my career. It is important to nurture oneself to be able to nurture others. To see the benefits of teaching and endorsing nurturing to both parents and children has proven …

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Supervision within Schools and Early Years Settings. Do we require this approach?

  I am currently working with a Special Needs School in Derby around implementation of a Supervision policy. With the growing need for Schools and Early Years settings to support outside of the normal educational remit, I have been able to demonstrate how we go above and beyond for child centred outcomes through a supervision …

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Positioning your Practice Related to the United Convention of the Rights of the Child, 30 Years

  Listening Practice and why this is so important within the Early Years As we are celebrating 30 years of the United convention of the Rights of the Child, I thought I would give one perspective around hearing young children’s voices and within practice listening to children. Defining the voice of the child “Children are …

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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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