During lockdown last year, I began to think a lot more about the future. There was so much worry and panic and I wondered what message we were giving children especially as I believe that children are agents of change and our job as Early Years teachers is to prepare children to undertake their roles … Continue reading LEYF Launches NEW Level 4 Sustainability Qualification for Early Childhood Education
On May 6th, we will be invited to vote in a new Mayor for London and 25 members of the London Assembly – one year later than planned. Together, they make up the Greater London Authority (GLA), which governs the Capital and our daily lives to some extent. With a whopping budget of £19bn, the … Continue reading Let’s Hear How the Mayoral Candidates Will Support Early Years in London?
Last week we hosted a good humoured (it was at wine-time, as chosen by you!) virtual London Ofsted Big Conversation, one year to the day from when inspections were suspended due to COVID-19. "I is for Inspection" and inspections were definitely on the mind. As with all OBCs we had a presentation from Ofsted, in … Continue reading The London Ofsted Big Conversation: Keep Your Eye on the Ofsted Ball
To mark International Women’s Day (8 March), I ask, "Have Feminists Failed Childcare?" The COVID-19 crisis identified the importance of childcare for both children and their families. Suddenly, the contribution of the ‘Cinderella service’ emerged from the cellars. No longer were we just a dowdy little servant, we were the sparkly princess - or rather, … Continue reading Have Feminists Failed Childcare?
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!