Listen to this month's Talking Early Years podcast where I talk to Julian Grenier, Headteacher of Sheringham Nursery School in Newham.
During lockdown last year, I began to think a lot more about the future. There was so much worry and panic and I wondered what message we were giving children especially as I believe that children are agents of change and our job as Early Years teachers is to prepare children to undertake their roles … Continue reading LEYF Launches NEW Level 4 Sustainability Qualification for Early Childhood Education
On May 6th, we will be invited to vote in a new Mayor for London and 25 members of the London Assembly – one year later than planned. Together, they make up the Greater London Authority (GLA), which governs the Capital and our daily lives to some extent. With a whopping budget of £19bn, the … Continue reading Let’s Hear How the Mayoral Candidates Will Support Early Years in London?
Last week we hosted a good humoured (it was at wine-time, as chosen by you!) virtual London Ofsted Big Conversation, one year to the day from when inspections were suspended due to COVID-19. "I is for Inspection" and inspections were definitely on the mind. As with all OBCs we had a presentation from Ofsted, in … Continue reading The London Ofsted Big Conversation: Keep Your Eye on the Ofsted Ball
To mark International Women’s Day (8 March), I ask, "Have Feminists Failed Childcare?" The COVID-19 crisis identified the importance of childcare for both children and their families. Suddenly, the contribution of the ‘Cinderella service’ emerged from the cellars. No longer were we just a dowdy little servant, we were the sparkly princess - or rather, … Continue reading Have Feminists Failed Childcare?