Early Years

The Duchess of Cambridge – Amazing Granny

I listened with excitement to Giovanna Fletcher’s Happy Mum, Happy Baby podcast with the Duchess of Cambridge talking about her 5 Big Questions survey; I was especially delighted when the Duchess mentioned the role that her grandmother played in her Early Years. I have to agree with the Duchess that a grandmother can be a positive

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Share Your Practice with a Global Audience

Would you like to share your passion at an international conference in Canada in May 2021? I have been involved with the World Forum in some shape or form for the last 12 years. I have worked with several World Forum groups and this includes being the national representative for England, for ten years. This

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National Storytelling Week

Next week is National Storytelling Week. Telling stories and reading stories to children is something that I am passionate about. As a family, I loved hearing a range of stories from my parents, grandparents and extended family. I would listen in awe! As a dyslexic person, contrary to popular belief, I love reading (the areas

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International Support – Training, Writing and Consultancy

So far this year, I have had the pleasure of travelling to China and Costa Rica to work with a wide range of colleagues working within the education sector. Over the years, my work has taken me to many countries around the world. I have been able to share my love and passion for early

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One Potato, Two Potato, Cultural Capital Potato More!

During one of my recent quality visits to a setting, I had lunch with the children. One of the children stated that they are having mashed potatoes for lunch. I replied: “Ooh, I was meant to have mashed potato for my dinner yesterday, in the hotel. Instead, I had sweet potato chips!” Child: “Sweet potato?”

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Parenting is Difficult! Full Stop!

There I was in the supermarket on a busy Friday morning. As I got to the till, I heard a child screaming and out of the corner of my eye I could see this child throwing himself on the floor. With a quick, experienced eye, I judged him to be about four. His mum (I assumed),

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