Covid took off its invisible cloak on the 23rd of March when the country retrenched into lockdown. Now, six months later, with the battle partly won, the country has to figure out how to rebuild because the Covid recession is an even bigger battle. Certain sectors like hospitality and the arts are been annihilated. People … Continue reading Story Maker, Scientist, Best Friend
I remember many years ago talking to Laura about how she felt when her grandmother sadly passed away. I think it was at the drink’s reception after the Nursery World Show. Laura and I were relative newbie presenters, so we were looking to reassure each other. I could relate to her feelings because my grandmother, … Continue reading Remembering the Power of Grandmothers with Laura Henry
Well Giles Andreae did! He also reminded us that there is a Rumble in the Jungle and a Commotion in the Ocean and if you look hard enough you will find Captain Flinn with the Pirate Dinosaurs in Smuggler’s Bay. Giraffe Can’t Dance reached the top five most best selling books in lockdown, not surprising … Continue reading Who Says Giraffes Can’t Dance?
On Saturday morning (19/09/2020) I chaired a discussion with Neil Leitch from Early Years Alliance and Liz Bayram from Pacey for the Childcare Expo. We talked about the frustration at the lack of a National Early Years Strategy and have to navigate continual policies that fail to respond to the continual raft of national and … Continue reading No shoes to buckle
June O’Sullivan meets Dr Lala Manners who has enjoyed a long and varied career in the field of Early Years movement studies and physical development: as a teacher, trainer, educator, consultant, researcher, author and broadcaster. They debate the importance of practitioners engaging in physical development and overcoming the fear by getting ‘stuck in’ whilst allowing children to just be.