Posts Tagged Early Years

Do we really need men in childcare?

There appears a general agreement that men in childcare are a good thing: the government has set a target to increase the number of men working in childcare; at LEYF we show our support for this idea by, among other things, having one of our nurseries led by a male team (8% of our staff […]

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Why quality is criticial to ensure the ‘twoness of twos’

This week the chancellor announced that the government will extend the free entitlement of 15 hours of nursery education to every disadvantaged two-year-old over the next four years. This expansion will be funded by an additional investment of around £300 million per year so that by the end of 2015 about  40 per cent of all two year olds […]

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Early Years inspiration amidst the gathering of the clans in Leeds

I have just come back from a two day NDNA conference in Leeds, accompanied by two of our nursery officers – Audrey Grant from Lisson Green and Wendy Buckingham from Ford Road (and very good company they were too). As you may have spotted from our comments recently in Nursery World, at LEYF we believe that […]

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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)