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Happy Staff, Happy Kids: The Impact of HR in Creating Positive Early Years Environments
Imogen Edwards, Redwing Solutions, HR For Early Years The 20th May each year is International HR Day. This seems like a great day to consider the ways in which effective HR in your Day Nursery or Pre-school can impact your employees in a positive way. Here’s four areas of HR practice that make a r...
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The Vital Role of Supervision and CPD Planning in Early Years 
When we think about early years, our mind is almost always drawn to children happily engaging in activities, with skilled practitioners scaffolding their learning as they play. However, when we explore more deeply, we recognise that an early years setting is not only shaped by the interactions betwe...
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Information Sharing: Advice for practitioners providing safeguarding services for children, young people, parents and carers, May2024
Kelly Fisher-Beasley, The Early Years Company Trainer & Coach, Birmingham South With safeguarding always at the top of our early years agenda, The Department for Education has updated its guidance on information sharing for people who provide safeguarding services to children, young people, pare...
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Nurturing Tomorrow's Readers: The Crucial Role of Early Literacy in The Early Years 
Kelly Hill, CEO & Founder, The Early Years Company Across the early years sector, we have more recently seen the emphasis on early literacy being recognised as the foundation for lifelong learning and best improved long term outcomes for children. As nursery managers and practitioners, understan...
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Being Healthy in the Early Years
Becky Haynes, Nursery Manager, Codsall Community Nursery Being healthy, it’s something that we all strive for, right? Of course. Something easy for some and not for others? For sure. Is it something that we need to make that we encourage our children from a young age so that this gives them the li...
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Guest Blog for World Health Day from NutriFresh
In today's fast-paced world, where convenience often takes precedence over nutrition, fostering healthy eating habits among children has become more crucial than ever. At NutriFresh, we are on a mission torevolutionise nursery and school catering by providing delicious, nutritious meals that fuel yo...
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Embracing Inclusivity: Nurturing Children with SEND in Early Years 
Today we celebrate National Downs Syndrome Day, and I wanted to take the opportunity to explore the world of Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) in the context of early years education. As we celebrate diversity, we should also acknowledge the challenges faced by leaders and practition...
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Celebrating Women’s History Month: Pioneers in Early Years Education 
With this month being Women’s History Month, we couldn’t let the month pass without paying respects to some of the great female pioneers in our early years sector. This month we can shine a light on and celebrate the pioneering women who have left an indelible mark on the early years sector, sha...
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Love Your Pet Day: Exploring Pets in Early Years Settings 
Welcoming furry or feathery friends into Early Years Settings can be an enchanting experience for children and staff alike. The presence of animals can bring joy, curiosity, and a myriad of learning opportunities.   However, like any enchanting tale, there are both pros and cons to conside...
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Empowering Voices
Written by Stacy Mann In the bustling symphony of life, there exists a profound truth: every voice matters. As we commemorate Children's Mental Health Week, it is essential to recognise the pivotal role of early childhood experiences in shaping our perceptions, attitudes, and understanding of mental...
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