Having wandered around Childcare Expo Midlands 2018 something hit me: there is a lot of different things to spend our small amount of money on in Early Years. Which got me thinking, why should we expect you to spend your money on training? Because it’s the best option of course! But don’t take my word […]
We asked Esther Gray, our resident Ofsted expert, ‘How should we be supporting children to manage risks in our settings?’ Here is what she said… Firstly – teach children to “Speak Out and Stay Safe”. It is abundantly clear that empowering every child to he heard is vital. But, how can children manage risks if […]
I realise that we are not all seated in the same vehicle. There are many different sizes and shapes, let alone colours. I have been quick to highlight anything that might be on the horizon when uttered by Amanda Spielman, even if it relates to school more than to Early Years. I have been of […]
As you know there is a draft document of the Statutory Framework published and being piloted in 25 schools. Tricia has been reading around what others have been saying on this and you can see her thoughts here.
I’ve been very excited recently as something important to me has started turning up in Early Years. And by turning up, I mean I have started to see the term used in Ofsted reports and Early Years publications. So what is it? (You should be able to guess from the blog title!) STEM in Early […]