We are creating a series of profile interviews (conducted remotely via video/telephone), talking to professionals across the whole early years sector, to find out about the range of roles, career paths and day-to-day experiences they have, doing some of the most important jobs in the world!
We want to hear from everyone: early years teachers, childminders, nursery assistants, lecturers, playworkers, inspectors, managers, assessors, room leaders, family support workers, speech and language therapists, health visitors, educational psychologists, early years students and anyone else who works in the sector!
Keeping safeguarding on the agenda (literal or figurative) is one of the most important things we can do to ensure our staff feel competent and knowledgable when faced with concerns about a child’s welfare.Read More »
Postponed originally due to the loss of outdoor lighting equipment loans (company expected they would need them – they were right!) I am glad we delayed our final seminar in the first phase of our programme. I’m certain we would have been hosting an impromptu sleepover for all the professionals as we were treated to a huge amount of snow from the beast from the east! Read More »
I was lucky enough to secure a late tour session with the super Sally Thomas to view the latest in the series of best practice spaces she has developed in collaboration with Norfolk County Council’s Early Years Achievement Team.
From early mathematical skills to learning to code, story-telling and meaning making as part of literacy development and a keen enthusiasm for exploring and investigating the world around – I thoroughly enjoyed this training given by Norfolk County Council.
The aim of this training is to support and develop practitioners’ understanding of children’s speech, language and communication development, knowledge of normal patterns of development, monitoring practices, effective multi-agency working, fostering parental partnerships and best practices when working with children with communicative difficulties.Read More »