2020, the year of living dangerously and the year of lockdown. L - Living at work O - Obesity: The Covid diet C - Cook, clean and carry on K - Kindness and keeping to the rules D - Dentist, opticians and hairdressers, DOH! Says Homer O - On mute... W - What's App. What's … Continue reading 2020: The Year of Living Dangerously
Last Friday (27 November 2020), the Duchess of Cambridge announced the results from her landmark public survey on the Early Years, ‘5 Big Questions on the Under Fives’, which launched in January this year. This marked the first time that the UK public was asked for its views on the topic of early childhood in … Continue reading The Duchess of Cambridge thanks the Early Years Sector for committing not to the quick win but for the BIG win
Growing up in a working-class family, the outlay on school shoes was always a concern. The annual purchase of a pair of plain brown Start-Rite shoes was a worry (I wouldn’t have cared as I never appreciated my mother’s efforts thinking they were the worse shoes possible!). No one wanted to send their children to … Continue reading Please Sir, Can I Have Some Shoes?
June O’Sullivan meets CJ Bowry, CEO of Surrey based charity, Sal’s Shoes which has distributed an impressive two million pairs of shoes in the UK and across the world in a bid to tackle the rise in shoe poverty.
How do you know a Zoom debate is lively? Well, read the chat. At this year’s 14th annual Margaret Horn debate the question explored asked if times of upheaval bring radical change and revolution, is this the moment to change the direction of Early Years? As ever, it produced a good humoured, spirited conversation with … Continue reading From Lalaland to Toryland: Can We Re-Shape the Early Years?