8th February 2019

Achieving more through Training & Development

Co-op Childcare takes home NMT Nursery Training and Development Award 2018 In this blog we ask Babita Saroy, Quality Excellence Manager at Co-op Childcare, on her thoughts around winning the award – and the hard work the whole team put in to get there. We are so thrilled to have secured such a prestigious award,…

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13th December 2018

An Innovative Approach to Child Nutrition

The Professional Nursery Kitchen was delighted to be chosen as the winner at the Nursery Management Today Awards for Nursery Product / Innovation, being recognised for providing the nursery sector with the most exciting and important product over the past two years. The Professional Nursery Kitchen was created by a group of nurseries who pooled…

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10th December 2018

Adverse Childhood Experiences

In recent months I have heard trauma informed care mentioned at various meetings and events I have attended. Colleagues from health, education, social services, housing, the police and the voluntary sector are all taking about the need for early intervention and prevention. It seems that the word is getting out about the need for all…

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29th November 2018

Any man can be a father

Any man can be a father. But let’s celebrate the importance of dads!  Any man can be a father but it takes someone special to be a Daddy.”  Anne Geddes I recently wrote a book with the wonderful Alice Sharpe to celebrate the importance of Dads. With so much negativity about men at the moment…

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9th November 2018

Empowering Practitioners at Portico

A guest blog from Sarah Fillingham. It’s been another busy year for Portico Nursery Group, but back in 2015 is where one of our biggest changes began, when we moved from paper learning journeys to iConnect. One of the biggest priorities for me when finding the right system was that it was very natural and…

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14th June 2018

Protect yourself and your nursery

Most childcare providers have processes in place to reduce the likelihood that a serious incident could happen in their setting. We all hope that nothing goes wrong at our nurseries. But are processes and hope enough? We spoke to Jackie Hyde, insurance expert and Director of dot2dot Nursery Insurance, to get her 5 top tips…

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29th March 2018

GDPR for nurseries, your questions answered Part 2

In the second instalment of our series on GDPR, we get more of your questions answered. Eddie Whittingham is a former Police Officer and qualified solicitor, specialising in Cyber Crime. He is now the Managing Director of The Defence Works who provide online security awareness training, help organisations stay secure against cybercrime and reduce the risk…

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5th March 2018

GDPR for nurseries, your questions answered

GDPR is the hot topic that everyone is currently talking about. The new General Data Protection Regulation is an EU directive starting in May and it affects ALL UK businesses. There is a lot of confusion in the childcare sector about GDPR, what changes need to be made and the best way to handle them.…

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