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The Past Can Hurt. But You Can Either Run From It or Learn From It by Rosie Birks

  “The past can hurt. But you can either run from it or learn from it.” The Rafiki approach to integrating EY knowledge into Secondary School Classrooms I confess that I am not an expert in EY – I am far from it. However, I am a curious non-expert who recognises the importance of this …

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The Transition to Motherhood by Dr Helen Simmons

  As an early years practitioner and lecturer in early childhood, I transitioned into motherhood with a naïve belief that I would be well equipped for the challenges that lay ahead of me. I was surprised therefore, to find that despite my theoretical and practical experience of looking after young children, the reality of becoming …

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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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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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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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