Child Poverty Affects Us All: Don’t Pretend It Has Nothing to Do with 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

Rising to the Occasion – WHY Nursery Chefs Must be Integral to All Early Years Settings 

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 

The Early Years Locked out of Lock Down and No Promise of a Vaccine

In December, when I wrote my notes in preparation for my New Year blog, they were optimistic, with a focus on next steps for a national conversation to shape our shared understanding about modern childhood and a general recognition that children are not just our future to invest in but much more importantly they are … Continue reading The Early Years Locked out of Lock Down and No Promise of a Vaccine