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...]

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...]

Inspirational Insights 23rd Edition

Welcome to Inspirational Insights - The monthly modicum of meanderings from MBK Training. And bringing the year to a close... ...we have more about the same stories that have kept us busy all year; 30 hours, the EYNFF, charging top-ups, and Ofsted. You can find it all on our blog, blog usual. And that just leaves enough space to say thank you to everyone that reads Insights each month and to let you know we have some big plans … [Read more...]

It’s Christmas 2016!

It is the season for some easy Christmas crafts for children. Are you ready to get creative this holiday season? What do you think of when you think Christmas? Santa? The Christmas tree? Decorations? These are all things that come to my mind… and I’m positive that’s what children are thinking about (beyond presents!) when they think of Christmas. So what’s the best way to get them excited about Christmas (as if that’s needed….)?! Do some … [Read more...]

Inspirational Insights 22nd Edition

Welcome to Inspirational Insights - The monthly modicum of meanderings from MBK Training. And the Results are in... Things are staring to get a bit quieter as the year comes to a close, but we still have all the latest news for you in our blog as usual. This month we have seen the arrival of the latest EYFSP data (all good news with improvements across the board - well done to all!) and a whole host of not-really-that-good news … [Read more...]

Halloween Creations

With Halloween just around the corner and Half-Term now upon us, you may be wondering what sort of spooky activities you can get up to with the children. Here's just a few of my favourite Halloween Creations. I've always loved the idea of sensory bags, even the nurseries I've visited have a wide variety of themes, Googly Eye's seems a must for this time of year! Colours can be changed and you could even add extra little bits, an inexpensive … [Read more...]

Inspirational Insights 21st Edition

Welcome to Inspirational Insights - The monthly modicum of meanderings from MBK Training. A Summary of Summaries... There was a whole lot going on this month, from the Childcare Expo to Ofsted's Big Conversation, we attended everything we could to make sure we could bring you all the latest news. So if you want to find out about, (take a deep breath in) Champagne Nurseries, Childcare Expo, the Learn Explore Debate, the Early … [Read more...]