17th October 2019

Protecting Vs. Coddling: A Primer for Parents of Toddlers

Parents naturally feel a fierce need to keep their children safe and comfortable. Regardless of whether their child is walking to a house a few blocks away, learning how to ride a bike, or playing with other children at the playground, parents want to make sure that no harm comes to their young one, and…

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5th September 2019

Spotlight on – Matthew Byrne

Men in Childcare Matthew is the Director of Crafty Wizards Pre School. After 10 years in the childcare industry he has extensive knowledge in early education and has experienced a range of attitudes towards men working in childcare.  Here he tells us about his role, the way people react to him and his colleagues and…

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30th August 2019

Staff Wellbeing in Practice

Guest Blog from David Wright, Paint Pots Nurseries Many employers use the phrase ‘our people are our most precious resource’ or something very similar to this. It is a phrase that is easy to promote as a corporate slogan but the proof of commitment to this statement must be evidenced by action. If we value…

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27th August 2019

From Evidence to Action

The sector is coming together to tackle recruitment challenges, with a wide-ranging research project looking at awareness and perceptions of early education and childcare across the generations.  Building on discussions at a recent workforce round-table hosted by Ceeda, the ‘What is EY?’ project will deliver much-needed insight into how the sector is perceived today, and…

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24th July 2019

Spotlight on – Tom Richardson

Men in Childcare Tom is a  Room Leader at Mother Goose Corner Nursery & Preschool.  His passion for the role has seen him quickly reach a level 5 qualification and here he tells us about why he loves this industry so much and how he hopes to lead the way for more men to take…

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19th July 2019

Big bang! Small hands… Big ideas!

Creative woodwork in early childhood These are exciting times. In recent years there has been a surge of interest in woodworking in Early Years education. In some cases this will be settings starting from scratch, in others, it’s a case of dusting down the workbench and digging out the tools after many years of neglect.…

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11th July 2019

Spotlight on – Lee Watts

Men in Childcare Lee Watts joined the childcare industry as soon as he finished school. For the past 15 years he’s had a number of different roles within the early years sector and is now the Manager of Manor Minors Out of School Clubs. We spoke to Lee about his experiences and how he sees…

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28th June 2019

Spotlight on – Harris Nicholls

Men in Childcare Harris Nicholls is relatively new to Childcare, after joining the industry on an apprenticeship 3 years ago. Here he tells us about his experience at Mother Goose Corner Nursery & Pre School and the challenges he’s overcome. “While I was at school, I took a placement in a nursery for work experience…

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