It seems a long time ago since I broached the idea of having a panel discussion about sustainability at the Childcare Expo, but I was delighted that it led to a lively debate. It was clear from the beginning of the conversation that many nurseries are beginning to grapple with the idea of sustainability, i.e., … Continue reading Starting the Sustainability Conversation in Early Years
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Chefs in Early Years Settings Speak Out
Do you remember the days when the chefs or cooks ruled their kitchens with the power of the Taskmaster? They would know if we had crossed the threshold and woe betide anyone who moved anything! This is now changing and I, for one, am glad. Last Spring, we partnered with Ceeda (the leading provider of … Continue reading Chefs in Early Years Settings Speak Out
LEYF Launches NEW Level 4 Sustainability Qualification for Early Childhood Education
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
Let’s Hear How the Mayoral Candidates Will Support Early Years in London?
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?
The London Ofsted Big Conversation: Keep Your Eye on the Ofsted Ball
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