Preschoolers and wrap around care

When starting any business of your own, you have choices and decisions about who your audience will...
The Difference Between a Nanny and a Childminder

The Difference Between a Nanny and a Childminder

Where some may believe the role is one of the same, there are differences as shown below. A Nanny...

Neuroscience: why it’s relevant for Early Years Practitioners

Neuroscience is the scientific study of the nervous system, which comprises of the central nervous...

A new reason to get your child to do their chores!

Most parents have engaged in a battle with their children at one time or another to get them to do...

What is dry drowning, and how can you tell if your child has it?

With the warm weather, many parents and care providers encourage their children to spend time near...

Self-Regulation: The Most Important Skill We Can Teach Children

Teaching a child how to regulate their emotions and control their impulses is an important part of...

Baby Massage

Whether you’re a parent or childcare professional, learning new skills that benefit your baby and...

Baby Yoga

Babies love new experiences and one way to build strong bones and muscles is by gently manipulating...

Self-Regulation vs Self-Control: What’s the Difference?

As a child grows, they learn to control their emotions and, hopefully, develop good behaviours...

So, you would like to become a nanny?

Being a nanny can be a very fulfilling job and indeed a vocation. A nanny is an extremely important...

Maternity Placements – Thinking Outside The Norm

Ok, you have got your diploma, congratulations. But what next? Starting to work as a maternity...

What is the role of a Non-Medical Maternity Nurse Practitioner

  • Support and encouragement throughout stay• Advice and help with maintaining a healthy...

Buyer beware! Level 3 course does not always make you qualified

Recently there’s been increase of online and distance courses, giving students the impression that...

5 Steps to Ofsted Registration

1. Why Register? Those who are Ofsted registered can be paid using childcare vouchers: Childcare...

Effects of exercise on memory and learning

It is generally agreed that regular exercise helps people stay fit and healthy in a variety of...

Behaviour and the Brain: Amygdala Hijack

In our brains, a section known as the amygdala processes emotions. Activated by stressful events...
Employment contract

Employment contracts and statutory rights

It is common for workers to believe that they do not have an employment contract unless they have a...

Nanny CV Template

Your CV is the very first introduction of who you are as a potential employee and it’s from this...

Working hours for live-in nannies. What are your rights?

Live-in workers and rest breaks Although UK law gives employees certain statutory rights, domestic...

How To Write a Good CV

How to write a good CV Your CV is the first thing that future employers will look at and it can...
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

The Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi Education Approach

There were many pioneers of Early Years education. We will be sharing the stories of a number of...

The Magda Gerber Education Approach

There were many pioneers of Early Years education. We have been sharing the stories of a number of...
Lev Vygotsky Education

The Lev Vygotsky Education Approach

There were many pioneers of Early Years education and today we are looking at Lev Vygotsky.Who Was...
Ways to promote positive behaviour

Ways to Promote Positive Behaviour

It can be hard to get the balance just right when promoting positive behaviour in children. Here is...