Posts Tagged Charity

Everything is going to be alright, as long as we lead the way

Earlier this week I found myself listening to a debate about the best way to care for our elderly citizens – and was immediately struck by the similarities between good social care homes and good nurseries. In our experience, a good nursery needs to be warm, clean and comfortable.  It needs to be run by […]

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Childhood futures in Dublin’s fair city

This week I went to visit Dara Hogan at Fledglings Nurseries, part of An Cosán, a community organisation and charity in Tallaght, Co Dublin.  I was accompanied by Heather Fernandez, our lead Research Associate on social franchising, scaling and replication, with Middlesex University. The term franchising freaks many people out because they associate it with aggressive, profit-focused […]

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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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