6th December 2018

Your chance to input on early years solutions

Our trusted partners and friends at Ceeda have just announced a fantastic roundtable event focussed on the Early Years Workforce. It’s a must for anyone responsible for strategy and decision making in the early years sector and will be headed up by three fantastic leading speakers: Julie Hyde,  director at Council for Awards in Care,…

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1st December 2018

Integration. Improving efficiency in your nursery.

Do you use different software tools for different aspects of your nursery administration? Many nurseries acknowledge that software can make life easier for their staff and can improve previously long winded processes. But using multiple systems can have a real detrimental impact to your efficiency. Just think about when a new child joins your setting.…

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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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8th November 2018

A new and improved way to prioritise requests

A new and improved way to prioritise requests from our Nurseries… As part of our ongoing expansion and development, Connect Childcare have recently employed a fantastic Product and User Interface/User Experience (UI/UX) team who have been reviewing the software and the way requests for changes to our products are managed. As Connect Childcare has increased…

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2nd November 2018

How long do you spend logging observations?

How long do you and your colleagues spend logging observations? Curriculum based observations are a hugely important part of a Practitioners administration obligations. But they can be time consuming and tedious. Staff often need to take time out of the rooms to complete their observations and can duplicate the same information multiple times when recording…

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29th October 2018

Happy children learn and happy teachers teach!

Kathy Brodie’s fantastic Early Years Summit was on last week. If you didn’t watch it I strongly urge you to do so! Kathy brought us interviews with Childcare experts specialising in lots of different areas. It’s a fantastic way to learn through other people’s experiences and insights, from the comfort of your own home or…

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17th October 2018

How accurate are your parent’s bills?

For Nurseries and Childcare Providers raising bills can be a complicated process. Taking into account changes in bookings, charging for extras, rooms movements and different government funding schemes can be very time consuming. Often changes are difficult to track and bills aren’t always accurate. Parents are often confused about the bills which leads to administrators…

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