Posts Tagged Literacy

Can the Genie of the Lamp help us find the best staff in Early Years?

There was a flurry of activity at our Central Office last week because we were interviewing for new staff. We need new staff because we have increased our capacity to accommodate more two-year-olds. The morning saw the arrival of the interview team of LEYF nursery managers and deputies expressing great hope and enthusiasm: new staff, […]

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Could more men in childcare have a real and lasting effect on the inherent prejudices of society (or only as long as the media take an interest)?

What nobler employment, or more valuable to the state, than that of the man who instructs the rising generation. Cicero Was it fortuitous or bad timing that we launched the London Network of Men in Childcare amid the Jimmy Savile scandal, not to mention the misguided Philip Schofield/David Cameron television interview and the Newsnight debacle? […]

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Do you really need GCSE Maths grade C to have a laugh or do a sum?

I am very pleased to be able to represent LEYF as a member of Professor Cathy Nutbrown’s Expert Panel. The Panel is examining the standard and range of qualifications for those working in Early Years settings.  It’s a hot topic and one that needs calm, rational and measured consideration.  It’s also an issue that powerfully […]

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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)