20th May 2020 All Posts Insights

The practicalities of reopening your childcare business

The practicalities of reopening your childcare business

The results from our recent survey showed that only 13% of the 634 respondents are confident to safely open their childcare setting on June 1st.

We hosted a webinar tomorrow on the practicalities of reopening your childcare business which had over 500 registrants.

We discussed the findings from the survey – drawing back the curtain on some of the challenges we are facing for reopening and the concerns around this for childcare providers.

Watch here as the panel share their knowledge and expertise on:

  • Putting the wellbeing of children and staff first
  • Company culture – practising and reinforcing positivity, kindness and compassion throughout the ‘Coronacoaster’
  • ‘Physical distancing’ over social distancing – Using the risk V benefit analysis
  • Risk assessment and planning for the unknown
  • COVID pedagogy

Meet the panel...

June O'Sullivan

June O'Sullivan

CEO, London Early Years Foundation (LEYF)

London Early Years Foundation (LEYF), is a social enterprise which currently runs 38 nurseries across eleven London boroughs.

June is an inspiring speaker, author and regular media commenter on Early Years, Social Business and Child Poverty, June has been instrumental in achieving a major strategic, pedagogical and cultural shift for the award-winning London Early Years Foundation, resulting in an increased profile, new childcare model and stronger social impact over the past ten years.

Cary Rankin

Cary Rankin

CEO, Bertram Nursery Group

Bertram Nursery Group Ltd operates multiple nurseries and a growing number of out of school care centres, meeting the needs of local families, communities and businesses across the United Kingdom.

Cary is a professional senior operator with extensive experience working within the care and education sectors. Cary is articulate and engaging, genuine and honest, with an incisive approach to being a key influencer. Cary has strong leadership qualities and a ‘performance through people’ ethos. 

David Wright

David Wright

Owner, Paint Pots Nurseries

Paint Pots Preschool & Nursery operates full day and sessional child care and early years education at several settings across Southampton, UK.

David is the co-owner of Paint Pots Nurseries in Southampton, has been appointed England’s national representative for the World Forum Foundation on Early Care and Education. Mr Wright is a qualified early years teacher who co-founded Paint Pots Nurseries with his wife, Anna, in 1993. An active campaigner for Men in Childcare, he currently serves as an adviser to the Government on gender diversity in the workforce and to the National Association of Head Teachers on early years practice.

Linda Baston-pitt

Linda Baston-pitt

CEO of Purple Bee Learning, Co-founder of the PANCo qualification

Linda is well known in the Early Years sector for her pioneering work in health and wellbeing. Former nursery owner Linda is expanding her award-winning well-being training programmes nationwide.

Linda is an experienced Director with a demonstrated history of working across the health and education sectors. Skilled in EdTech e- Learning development, Early Childhood Education and Curriculum Development. 

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