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Helen Moylett – Time to say NO!

Time to say NO!       Helen Moylett July 2020   We recently saw the launch of the ‘reformed’ Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS). Nobody in the early years sector asked the government to reform our framework. As we hold our hands up in horror, it might be useful to reflect on what has …

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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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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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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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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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