Professional Identity

Book Review – Playful Mathematics

  Book Review – Playful Mathematics  Book written by Helen Williams I had this book sent through for me to review. Don’t worry, I am going to be giving this book away as I feel once I have reviewed it, its kind to give back to the sector, for free of course, but there is …

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Developing a positive sense of self

Blog via the Birth to Five Matters Website Click on the Visual below to access the blog and read it on the Birth to Five Matters website   In this conversational blog, Shaddai Tembo, Dr Sharon Colilles, Vicky Hutchin and Aaron Bradbury discuss with Donna Gaywood practical ways to support children to develop a positive …

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Developing Self Efficacy in Early Years

    Developing Self Efficacy in Early Years Do you worry about the mental health of the children you work with? If so, you are not alone. The statistics surrounding mental health make for stark reading – with more than half of adult diagnosed mental health disorders starting before the age of 14 and one …

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We need to Crown this moment. – The Unique Child and LGBTQ Early Years Representation

Right now, we have an opportunity to trailblaze an inclusive dialogue through Early Years practices, allowing all conversations to be at the centre of inclusive practice and change the way we think. Why not start that journey now? Many of you know that we have a new Non-Statutory Guidance for the Early Years. This is …

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Ruth Swailes – Continuing the Passion for the Early Years and Primary Education

#TeamEarlyChildhood Podcast-  I am interviewing Ruth Swailes – Expert and Consultant on Early Years and Primary Education/Improvement “Ruth has over 25 years’ experience in primary education, over 20 of them in senior leadership. Ruth has worked as a School Improvement Advisor, Early Years consultant and moderator in several Local Authorities. Passionate about Primary education, particularly Early Years, …

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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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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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