Tokenistic Pedagogy

The Early Years and Education Sector are currently full of a range of exciting, interesting and thought provoking pedagogies and learning styles. Nearly every Early Years setting or school now holds ‘Forest Sessions’ or are naming themselves as certified ‘Forest Schools’, anyone within a coastal radius has a ‘Beach School’ edge and the Curiosity Approach…

Professional Love

As professionals it is essential that we all strive to improve, build and reflect on our own practice and professionalism and with the countless amendments, revisions and food for thought that the the Early Years Sector provides, there is always something to consider and build upon in our practice. This was the case for us…

Social Media in the Early Years

There are many controversial topics within the Early Years sector, particularly as society and times change at a growing rate. As society is overcome by the growing demand and use of the internet and social media in day to day life; this now poses the question of whether there is a place for social media…

Childminders: Myths and Stereotypes

Society has always had, and sadly still appears to have a negative view of Childminding as a profession. It appears that childminders are considered to be a less ‘professional’ childcare option than nurseries, nannies and other early years settings. Despite qualifications, regulations and OFSTED Inspections and gradings being obtained in the same way as other…