On the 17th of March we usually celebrate St Patrick’s Day but this year we are inviting St Patrick to join the London OBC! In the days before Covid, when Ofsted came to call, we ran OBC at least twice a year across the country. I know Cheryl Hadland has led the South West OBC … Continue reading The London OBC and St Patrick Welcomes You!
Child poverty is back on the agenda. New reports highlight how we have made no progress improving the number of children living in poverty and how the COVID-19 pandemic, has catapulted even more children into this crisis. In 2018 I gave a TEDxTalk about the impact of child poverty and what shocked me the most … Continue reading Child Poverty Affects Us All: Don’t Pretend It Has Nothing to Do with YOU
The importance of a good nursery chef cannot be underestimated. But we often don’t realise this until they are no longer with us. You never cherish what you have till it is no longer there. The stereotype of the nursery chef is of a very proprietorial chef – similar to the giant on top of … Continue reading Rising to the Occasion – WHY Nursery Chefs Must be Integral to All Early Years Settings
June O’Sullivan meets Chefs in Schools CEO, Naomi Duncan who is leading a new revolution in school food, recruiting and training chefs with pedigrees from some of London’s top restaurants such as Nopi & Noma to take on food and food education in schools.
On Sunday morning, I had a welcome change from the daily COVID-19 conversation; I met up with Alice Sharp to discuss pedagogy. I have been using the word, ‘pedagogy’ for many years and am delighted that it is finally making its way into the common parlance of Early Years colleagues. I know many are still … Continue reading Come and Have a Pedagogy Chat