Davlic Media Ltd has now taken over Early Years Careers and Piggledots projects. Many years ago Davlic Media Ltd worked closely with the previous company that owned the Early Years Careers and Piggledots sites and has always been working in the background, so we know what is needed and what works. With both Early Years careers and … [Read more...] about Early Years Careers & Piggledots are BACK!!
Making Sense of Play
Making sense of play by playing games learning new skills and experimenting by enjoying organised activities, help develop essential early skills. There is a wide range of toys and equipment to suit all ages to support teaching, but effective planned activities are essential. Playtime Is a Significant Learning Time For Children Play … [Read more...] about Making Sense of Play
Dealing With Faddish Eaters
Unfortunately faddish eaters are part and parcel of nursery life. By thirteen months, a toddler should be able to drink from a cup and may be able to use a spoon or fork themselves. Eating food is a sensorial experience, and so the earlier you start toddlers trying new foods, the better. The more diverse range of meals and varied fruits and … [Read more...] about Dealing With Faddish Eaters
Why can’t my practitioners just be friendly to each other?
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?
Why managers should ask ‘on the spot’ questions daily
Why early years managers should ask ‘on the spot’ questions daily Asking on the spot questions to practitioners on a daily basis should be part of regular best practice. This is not something which should be seen as daunting or intimidating for practitioners but instead general questions regarding policy, procedure and best practice. It can be a … [Read more...] about Why managers should ask ‘on the spot’ questions daily
Signs of a great early years manager
Signs of a great Early Years Manager An early years manager plays a crucial role in an early years setting, and they are one of the most influential people in any early years setting. They create policies, procedures, manage practitioners, deal with parents, manage accounts and ensure everyone is doing their best for the children. Ofsted … [Read more...] about Signs of a great early years manager
Ways to help your childcare setting save money
Could you do with some advice on how to save your childcare setting some money? Do you find yourself spending a considerable of money each month and then thinking about how you could save yourself a few pennies? Saving your childcare setting a few pounds each month could help you to buy them few extra resources or putting it … [Read more...] about Ways to help your childcare setting save money
Supporting children with EAL
Ways to support children with EAL There are more and more children attending early years settings with EAL. This can cause challenges for early years practitioners. For practitioners working in early years there are many factors to consider first of all one being that The Early Years Framework states that all settings are to be inclusive of all … [Read more...] about Supporting children with EAL
Using natural materials in the environment
Why use natural and reclaimed materials? Some settings are inspired by the Reggio Approach and use natural materials in their environment. The reason why settings use these resources is because they are open ended. They also lead to children using their creativity whilst learning rather than creating an end product or result. The resources can … [Read more...] about Using natural materials in the environment
Top advice on expanding your nursery business
Are you thinking of expanding your nursery business? All business owners dream of expanding their business, however there are things to consider when thinking of doing this. Is your current nursery at a point where you are turning potential customers away, could you do with more space and could you easily fill this space? When thinking of … [Read more...] about Top advice on expanding your nursery business