Mary Lestrange


Continuous Professional Development… How important is it? Continuous Professional Development (CPD) is a crucial part of a person’s working career. To succeed in any working environment can be challenging. Continuing to develop and grow your skills and knowledge, can make that challenge so much easier and more enjoyable. It’s important […]

CPD… How important is it?


Sensory ExperienceBabies and young children are always exploring and investing, they are finding out about the world through sensory exploration, discovering through touch (tactile), sight (visual), sound (auditory), taste  (gustatory), smell (olfactory) and movement (vestibular & proprioceptive).  Sensory experience is food for the brain; each sensory interaction promotes new brain […]

Sensory Experience & the Characteristics of Effective Learning


When we think about children’s behaviour we tend to use the term ‘managing children’s behaviour’.  But do you ever stop to reflect on why a child is behaving in a certain way?Should we really be ‘managing behaviour’ or should we be trying to understand and support children’s behaviour.  Children behaviour […]

Let’s think about behaviour