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Issue 11 Autumn 2018


WHAT’S ON 4 KIDS AWARDS  - Read more about the 12th annual awards for the nation’s children’s activities sector

ARE APPS APPLICABLE? - Researchers call on nurseries to take part in study investigating the effectiveness of children’s educational apps

BEREAVEMENT TRAINING - Charity that supports bereaved children, their families and the professionals who support them revitalises training days

THE BIG ISSUE-Childcare is too expensive, apparently. Jim Butler explores whether this is in fact true and where the value lies

DOOLEY’S A BEST SELLER  - Former Ofsted inspector becomes best-selling author with advice on creating more outstanding settings

LITERARY BEGINNINGS - Sarah Pickstone of Beanstalk with some handy advice to help you to get your charges reading


PENNIE DROPS OFSTED HINTS - Pennie Akehurst gave Childcare Expo delegates a few vital clues to what makes a setting outstanding

CAUSE AND EFFECT - Fiona Holiday suggests that understanding the cause of behaviour is as important as trying to deal with it

ACHIEVING EARLY – Maureen Hunt outlines some key strategies and advice to help childminders build positive behaviour

SENSATIONAL SENSORY  - Anna Gagg explains Kinder Kalm’s approach to sensory play and the EYFS

KELLY’S EARLY-YEARS EYE  - imagination, creativity and self-belief shape a child’s future, says Stacey Kelly

SHINING BRIGHT – Shine Childcare is bucking the trend and expanding in the North West of England

RESPONSIBILITY KNOCKS - The Child Protection Company details your safeguarding responsibilities as a childcare provider

CRAFTY METHODOLOGY - IQ Cards’ Charlotte Baldwin says arts and crafts foster creativity, confidence and social skills

HAPPY HALLOWEEN - How to turn activities from scary to spooktacular for younger kids

FUNDAMENTAL THINKING - Rachael Jefferson-Buchanan focuses on Individualised play-based skill learning

PROLOGUE TO EVERYTHING - The Prologue is focusing on education and literacy to improve children’s life chances



POLICY WATCH - Morton Michel's Dan Weir monitors the politics of childcare.

CREATIVE STEPS - New activity ideas from the popular creative ideas magazine.

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