How to impress potential parents Often parents will ask to have a look around a setting before they decide whether or not it is right for them and their child. This is also a great opportunity for parents to ask any questions they might have and for a setting to really sell itself as the best in the local area. The pressure felt by managers and … [Read more...] about What parents really want to see on a show around
Early Years Management
Dealing with poor staff performance
Best ways to deal with poor staff performance Working in childcare can be both rewarding and challenging. There may be times where a team member begins to slack and become demotivated. It is essential to identify this as often it can start to affect the team's overall performance. Many managers have different leadership skills and approaches in … [Read more...] about Dealing with poor staff performance
How negativity can destroy your team
Dealing with negativity within the room There can often be a time when practitioners become negative for several reasons. One of which can be that they are just not happy in their job another could be they don't have the support from other team members. Having a team member who is displaying negativity can cause many issues. If this is not dealt … [Read more...] about How negativity can destroy your team
Common question and answers for early years practitioners
Some of the most common questions asked by early years practitioners? As many of you are aware here at Early Years Careers we hold a question and answer evening for one hour, twice a week. We do this on a Tuesday and Thursday evening, our followers send in questions which we post anonymously and then our followers and EYC staff give lots of really … [Read more...] about Common question and answers for early years practitioners
Why in-house training is so beneficial
Why you should complete regular in-house training With budgets in early years setting putting more and more strain on finances, it can be very difficult to offer the training to practitioners that you would like to because there simply is not the funds to do so. Training and upskilling are incredibly important in ensuring outstanding practice … [Read more...] about Why in-house training is so beneficial
Why an Early Years Induction should be completed
Implementing an effective Early Years Induction programme Implementing an induction is crucial in any organisation, more so for employees working in a childcare environment. When a new employee is recruited it is the manager's responsibility to carry out an induction. This an opportunity to go through important aspects of the organisation … [Read more...] about Why an Early Years Induction should be completed
Conducting an Early Years Audit
To help prepare for an Ofsted inspection why not carry out an Early Years Audit Trying to prepare yourself for an Ofsted inspection can be a daunting process, often wondering where to start. Conducting an Early Years Audit can often help prioritise your workload. The reasons for carrying out an audit can help you make sure you are … [Read more...] about Conducting an Early Years Audit
How the early years waste money creating their own products
Do you waste money without realising it? Early years settings require lots of paperwork and paper based resources for a variety of reasons. Some are necessary for management, safety, learning and development, room layout, behaviour management etc. These can be purchased through a variety of early years resource shops such as Piggledots, however … [Read more...] about How the early years waste money creating their own products
Can i join a union?
Joining a union in the early years Here at early years careers we often get asked about unions, and it seems to be an area which practitioners are never sure their rights and the options available. There are many different unions that can be joined by early years practitioners however most practitioners tend to want to join a … [Read more...] about Can i join a union?
Are you a leader or a follower?
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?