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For some people just the word ‘inspection’ sets off panic mode, especially after the recent update with the Education Inspection Framework.Inspections should not induce panic or be a scary process, it’s all about confidence and preparation but that’s easier ‘typed’ than done.For instance, Cultural Capital – what is that!?Sometimes the […]

Inspections


Think Beat The Heat!Stay Safe in Hot WeatherWe hope that everyone is enjoying the lovely sun, however, during the heatwave it's very important to think about sun safety,Public Health England have given some advice we hope everyone will share with as many people as possible:-https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/heatwave-plan-for-englandthe link above gives us lots […]

Beat the Heat


Latest Training Calendar Now AvailableIt's that time again when our newest calendar is now available to download!It's our shortest calendar of the year as it's dates between April - July 2019 but.... it packs a punch! We've managed to fit 18 courses in and amongst them - 2 brand new […]

New Training Calendar



Coaching can mean slightly different things to different people but I found a good definition of coaching some time ago:Coaching is…“a process that enables learning and development to occur and thus performance to improve. To be a successful a coach requires a knowledge and understanding of process as well as […]

Coaching


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


Safeguarding and Child Protection...Over the summer I spent a long time updating Q4EY packages around safeguarding and child protection. There were several reasons for doing this:•   To reflect all revised documentation that recently came in to place (see previous blog for document updates)•   In reflection from meetings with […]

Safeguarding and Child Protection



AutumnWe’re well and truly into Autumn now, one of my favourite seasons – you just can’t beat all the colours, the leaves are like a painting done by Mother Nature - although, I don’t like being the one to clear them all off the drive!Autumn is a great time for […]

Autumn is Here!


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


Daily RoutinesDaily routines are an important part of the day for young children and babies, they help them feel safe, secure and comfortable and are a valuable source of learning.There are lots of different types of routines we go through every day, some probably without even thinking about them:For example […]

Daily Routines as a Source of Learning



We all know that the early years are a crucial time for children’s development. However, according to the governments guidance plan, ‘Childhood obesity: a plan for action’  a fifth of children are already overweight or obese before they start school and only one in ten children aged two to four […]

Obesity and Physical Development