Inspirational Insights 32nd Edition

Welcome to Inspirational Insights - The monthly modicum of meanderings from MBK Training. As you might have guessed already, the Childcare Expo took up most of our month. It was as fantastic as ever, but we did have some other news for you too. Our very own Marie Smith (SEND trainer on our current series of courses) wrote an article that might support any trips you are planning. We also wrote some short articles about school … [Read more...]

Inspirational Insights 31st Edition

Welcome to Inspirational Insights - The monthly modicum of meanderings from MBK Training. Despite it being the holidays, we still found a few things going on in the world of Childcare. Remember, if you want to know when we post then you can register on the website.If you haven't seen it yet, then you should absolutely be checking out our Top 10 Tips for an Ofsted Inspection (written by an inspector of 16 years none-the-less!). We also … [Read more...]

Inspirational Insights 30th Edition

Welcome to Inspirational Insights - The monthly modicum of meanderings from MBK Training. I figured we must have missed some news this month, but a quick google search tells me that apparently nothing much happened. It should feel good to be in position where Early Years hasn't hadn't any momentous changes for a month, but really it just feels a bit weird! We did notice this little report about 30 hours which, despite … [Read more...]

Inspirational Insights 29th Edition

Welcome to Inspirational Insights - The monthly modicum of meanderings from MBK Training. The general election came and went and we managed to get ourselves in an even more confusing position than before. We could have a guess on the number of hours we will be providing for whatever age group going forward - but we would just be making it up. Hopefully once the dust settles then it will become a bit more obvious! With the … [Read more...]

Inspirational Insights 28th Edition

Welcome to Inspirational Insights - The monthly modicum of meanderings from MBK Training. It's hard enough to write about the latest news without getting political at the best of times, but with a general election just one week away we gave up trying to avoid it. 30 hours is already on the horizon and causing (let's be gentle here) a bit of an issue with funding, so Labour's promise to roll this out to all 2 year olds is more … [Read more...]

Inspirational Insights 27th Edition

Welcome to Inspirational Insights - The monthly modicum of meanderings from MBK Training. We are going to be biased this month and start with the big news: we have just left for Nursery World North! You can come to the show (for free) if you are in the Liverpool area Friday or Saturday and find us on stand number 52. Our trainer Matt is also going to be talking on Friday, at 2.15pm, about how 5 minute Peer Observations could … [Read more...]

Inspirational Insights 26th Edition

Welcome to Inspirational Insights - The monthly modicum of meanderings from MBK Training. The big news this month is that we have a launch date for the Tax Free Childcare Program (it starts on the 28th April by the way) and we linked up every relevant calculator and tool we could find. We're also being very careful to avoid using 'Free Childcare' (aside from the Tax Free Childcare of course) because it really isn't and the … [Read more...]

Childcare Calculator and Provider Checker

The Government have named the date for formally launching the Tax Free Childcare Programme as 28th April and parents can now start to calculate their own eligibility for this and the 30 hours funded entitlement from the government website. It’s important for them to do this as, subject to what they claim at the moment in Employer Vouchers, Tax Credits or Childcare Tax Credits, they may not be better off with Tax Free Childcare and depending on … [Read more...]

Inspirational Insights 25th Edition

Welcome to Inspirational Insights - The monthly modicum of meanderings from MBK Training. This month we were lucky enough to have the services of a guest blogger - Marie Smith, our resident expert on SEND children. Marie will also be running some SEND courses for us in the near future. In other news, the funding formula debacle keeps rolling on and leaving us both confused and concerned for the future. No doubt it will be fine, … [Read more...]

Inspirational Insights 24th Edition

Welcome to Inspirational Insights - The monthly modicum of meanderings from MBK Training. When the news happens, you'll be able to find out about it on our blog as normal. Meanwhile, we bring you Monica Price - a new team member who has been writing about... toast! We are in the process of adding a range of nutrition based courses, which may or may be related. Let's hope we have some more news next month, preferably some that … [Read more...]