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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27th June 2019

Leasing nursery IT hardware

InnoVent is the leading UK asset and lease management specialist for new and refurbished IT equipment. Based in central London they provide Nurseries and childcare providers with all the IT they need. Leasing your IT hardware means you can have the technology you need now without hurting your cash flow. How Innovent Leasing can reduce…

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25th June 2019

Spotlight on – Jamie Collins

Men In Childcare Jamie Collins is the Area Manager at I Learn Education Ltd. After initially being put off due to stereotypes and social stigma, he made the decision to join the Childcare Industry over 12 years ago and his passion for the role has empowered him to succeed. We spoke to Jamie about his…

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24th June 2019

Showcasing Walton Lane Nursery School

Winners of our Annual Easter Competition 2019 Walton Lane is a Lancashire local authority maintained nursery school which offers high quality free nursery education to 3 & 4 year olds. At Walton Lane they believe that children have a natural enthusiasm for learning and their highly qualified staff support and encourage this by providing engaging…

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19th June 2019

Spotlight on – Jason Holmes

Men in Childcare Jason has over 15 years experience in the Childcare industry. He is now Nursery Manager at Kids Planet in Southport. Our team interviewed Jason as part of our Men in Childcare series. Here’s what he had to say… I come from a large family and always had younger children around me. I…

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17th June 2019

Managing the Funding Shortfall

In a recent About Early Years bulletin, ‘Counting the Cost in Spring 2019’, Ceeda have reported some worrying statistics. The gap between the average funding rate and the cost of delivery is now 37% for 2 year olds and 20% for 3 year olds, leaving a huge funding deficit of an estimated £662 Million. Head…

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11th June 2019

Does the absence of male carers matter?

It will be Father’s Day on Sunday. Many families now celebrate this annual event with gifts and cards acknowledging significant male carers in children’s lives. We do not do so in our household. I am told that we are making a stand against commercial interests exploiting our gullibility. No card for me then, instead, I…

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31st May 2019

Nurseries can increase profits

With ParentZone’s amazing new photo book feature ParentZone’s photo book feature allows parents & carers to print treasured photos of their child at nursery, straight from their app. Parents are able to log into their secure ParentZone app to view photos and videos of their child at nursery, and now at the touch of a…

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