Archive for November, 2010

Can we risk early intervention becoming a cliché ?

Global Entrepreneurship Week kicks off on Monday. Who cares you say? Well, we do – particularly since every year we hold our Annual Margaret Horn Lecture on Social Enterprise Day, 18 November.  This free event, created four years ago to provoke debate around Early Years and Social Enterprise, was named to honour a woman who helped first establish […]

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Trust and leadership

It’s a shocking thing to discover that a woman once trusted as a reliable and caring nursery officer could be so influenced by her Svengali-like boyfriend, that she would exploit the trust placed in her by parents and abuse their children. If nothing else, the report from Little Ted’s published yesterday reminds us of the […]

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Comprehending spending reviews

So it finally happened.  And as predicted, the Comprehensive Spending Review proved little more than a combination of handy, bite-sized headlines with little meaning for us until next year’s allocated spend. The only winner in the end was the press, thanks to a ready set of horror stories, shock polls and human tragedy it will […]

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  • Leadership Skills in the Early Years, June O'Sullivan (Continuum 2009)

    Leadership Skills in the Early Years, June O'Sullivan (Continuum 2009)