Archive for May, 2011

Early Years, Dragons and Dolly Parton… or how bankers became our new best friends

The last few weeks have been a bit of an intellectual whirlwind, which always gets me really excited.  So for those people who think working with children is all about being nice and patient (and washing your hands a lot), it actually provides a platform for a great deal of intellectual challenge. On Thursday 19th May, […]

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So we are all Social Enterprises Now? LOL!

 I read in this week’s Third Sector magazine that Kevin Carey chair of the RNIB told the  Charity Finance Directors Group that the charity sector tended to be “ conservative, comfortable and self-satisfied”.  I laughed out loud or LOL as my daughter would say. I remembered the first Charity CEO gathering I attended and I […]

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Child poverty: will this new strategy finally make progress stick?

This weekend, I spent some time helping my sister (also in Early Years!) go through her old teaching resources in readiness to move them into a new space.  Amongst the many gems we unearthed was a copy of Nursery World from May 2002. Leafing through this random issue, I was reminded of Bill Murray in […]

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