5 top tips for supporting a new employee When joining a new team, it can be a daunting process for both the employee and the employer. To ensure it is a smooth transition it is the manager's responsibility to carry out an in-depth induction, explaining all policies and procedures and making sure the employee is competent in fulfilling … [Read more...] about Ways to support a new employee
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Would you say you are a leader or a follower? In this article, we will help you determine whether you are a leader or a follower. As many of us know having strong leaders important, it helps motivate the workforce and achieve objectives set. Many nursery managers often think because of their title, and that people report to them, they are the … [Read more...] about Are you a leader or a follower?
Having people skills are crucial to your professional success Having the right qualifications and levels of experience are not the only elements of becoming successful in your job; it is imperative that employees have certain skills these are referred to as people skills. It is a managers responsibility to recruit the right person for … [Read more...] about Ten people skills you need to succeed at work
Creating a staff buddy system in your setting Starting a new job can be very daunting especially in the early years when each setting can vary greatly. The statutory guidelines will all be the same (if staying in the same area of the country) and the framework will be the same. However, each setting will have their culture, ethos … [Read more...] about Why all early years settings should have a staff buddy system
Top tips on making sure your team is working together effectively Conflict, disagreements and under performance all have a massive impact on the level of care and education that is received by the children and the practice that is displayed in your setting on a daily basis. This could have detrimental effects on the setting, so it is crucial … [Read more...] about Benefits of effective team working
Helpful advice on how to Sort conflict out between staff Unfortunately, in the early years, a common complaint is of practitioners being hurtful to one another and not getting along. Many believe this is down to many settings being single sex or majority sex teams; this is thought to be the same in any environment with a similar sex team. … [Read more...] about Why can’t my practitioners just be friendly to each other?
Should all Early Years settings close over the Christmas period? Christmas is a great time of the year where many businesses shut down for a week or two over the festive period; however many nurseries stay open between Christmas and New Year. Is this beneficial or should they shut down too? A number of Pre schools and Early Years settings … [Read more...] about Should all nursery settings close between Christmas and New Year?
Is Facebook a line that shouldn't be crossed with parents? Facebook is arguably the most popular and widely used social media platform with the majority of individuals holding an account and using it daily. It is a great way to share your thoughts, photos and opinions with the outside world and your friends and family. But should Early Years … [Read more...] about Should Early Years practitioners accept parents on Facebook?
10 vital pieces of training that you will need to include in your new employee induction When inducting a new employee in your Early Years setting there can be lots of information, policies and procedures that you will need to share with them. A good induction is important as this can help to settle the employee into your setting and will help them … [Read more...] about 10 pieces of training you must share with your new employee
How can you get the best out of your students? It is common for Early Years settings to provide work experience or placements for students that are studying childcare or Early Years courses. The placements can be over a set period of time and will usually be placed with a particular age group to gain experience of the job role. This practical, … [Read more...] about Are students being used to their full potential?