As is becoming the custom, after the second half of 2017, not a great deal has happened in the News. We had a reshuffle of the government, naming Damian Hinds (pictured) as the new Education Secretary. We will keep you informed how that works out!
Without much news, we spent our time (or rather Matt spent his) writing about the key topics that should be in a supervision. Don’t forget to look out for the remaining parts and other news as it happens on our blog.
And one last story that we particularly enjoyed; Prince George and Princess Charlotte will be encouraged to play outside, whatever the weather. And so they should be!
Basic Safeguarding: Child Protection
Tues, 6th Feb – 6:30 pm-8:30 pm
DSL Refresher Training
Fri, 23rd Feb – 10:00 am-2:00 pm
Everyday Maths in Early Years
Tues, 27th Feb – 6:30 pm-8:30 pm
Food Hygiene Awareness
Thurs, 8th Mar – 6:30 pm-8:00 pm
Early Years Paediatric First Aid
Tues, 13th Mar – 6:00 pm-9:00 pm
Safeguarding in Practice
Wed, 14th Mar – 6:30 pm-8:30 pm
It’s been two months since the last insights, enough time to change the layout a little bit, celebrate Christmas and be back long enough that it feels like we didn’t stop. But let us say a belated ‘Happy New Year’ to everyone and how excited we are for 2018; we have lots of fantastic new products and courses that we will be sharing with you over the next 12 months!
So we had a minor overhaul of insights (it will arrive the first Monday of each month from now on), as well as our training calendar for the New Year. Over 2018, you will notice that we are going to run more open courses for statutory training (First Aid and Safeguarding) and less for other topics. All our other courses are still available, but we will be running them as needed – contact us through the website if you are interested!
All those changes got us thinking about what settings should be changing for 2018, it may be a bit late for resolutions, but if you’re looking for something new then try:
• Stick to agendas by asking ‘How does this benefit the children?’
• Fit more learning in at meal times
• Get outside, whatever the weather!
• Laugh more in the setting
• Make time for uninterrupted play, no observations, no planning