Pause to learn

Since I have been operating the LEYF business from home, I’ve increased my video conferencing to check-in everyday with the 15 nursery hubs that still remain open. We talk about all the usual things as well as the changes and how we are adapting. Last week we had a lively pedagogical conversation as staff had … Continue reading Pause to learn

Stepping Up to Prepare for a Return to the “New Normal”

The Covid -19 pandemic has introduced us to some new words such as furlough and serology which describe specific action. But alongside those real words we have also been introduced to horrible banalities such as “unprecedented times”, “strange times” and the “new normal”. I vowed I would avoid all these words if possible but here … Continue reading Stepping Up to Prepare for a Return to the “New Normal”

Can nurseries remain sustainable now and beyond COVID-19?

This article appeared in Open Access Government 24th April 2020. As I write this, we have completed a full month in lockdown. The role of nurseries has been challenging – balancing safe distancing with delivering a fourth emergency service to children of key workers and vulnerable children. Safety concerns It took a while and a … Continue reading Can nurseries remain sustainable now and beyond COVID-19?