Review by David Lane: The book has a strapline Fun ways to help your child develop in the first five years, and that it exactly what the book is about. Other than the Introduction and Final Words, Dr Gummer takes parents through eight stages of development from birth to starting school. In each stage she … Read more…
Thankfully for those of us who live alongside, and try to understand, support and care for children, whether as parents, teachers, counsellors, therapists, or social workers, know that there is a range of sources of knowledge and wisdom available to help us. Such resources are over and above our own intuitions, common sense and experience. … Read more…
Jumping to Conclusions Can Do More Damage than You May Realize
A FREE OPEN SPACE EVENT: We are all learners, we are all teachers, we are all experts and we are all novices! The ‘Open Space’ process used at this event will enable dialogue, learning, exploration and networking amongst those who work with young people who are in gangs. When: Tuesday 1 October 2013, 10.30 (for … Read more…
Dr. Martha Mattingly, Professor Emeritus of Applied Developmental Psychology at the University of Pittsburgh, died on February 4, 2013. Martha leaves a legacy which contributed to the development of the Child and Youth Care profession in significant ways. Among her contributions is leadership in writing and implementing the Association of Child and Youth Care Practitioners … Read more…
A free e-learning and organizational development program for orphanages and foster families in quality care-giving in 29 languages
Not just the elite, and not just football
Welshman, Captain, Lecturer, Dean, European, Child Care Visionary, Man of the Hills, Family Man.
I made a great discovery a little while ago, or at least connected a few dots, that opened my eyes to the power of why every child needs a mentor. I realised that many people are going through traumas emotionally, mentally and spiritually all the time, especially children. This is why I think mentoring is … Read more…
Of snakes, slugs and the revised EYFS
A CELCIS questionnaire for you to express your views.
The pitfalls and satisfactions of teaching a child at home
Learning lessons about how not to do the job
The need for first-class support
Suiting education to the child
The challenges and satisfactions of teaching – not ‘just a job’
Would you like to contribute in Kilkenny?
Some stand out, as we look back: where are they now?
Will you sign it?
Learning from children
Three conferences coming up this autumn
The impact of family life on schooling and play
Is the challenge of exams the best way to encourage high standards, or is a rounded education the best way to excellence
The evolution of systems to teach reading
Getting a class to work as well as play.
Report on Westminster Education Forum Keynote Seminar: The future for the Early Years Foundation Stage and primary curriculum
The problems of being in a different culture.
The old methods were the bes
Training has evolved – but not all for the better?
Cuts in training could endanger children.
The need to blend practice with theory, teaching, recording and modelling
A brief overview
– And teaching as the starter for learning
The search for a model of training that makes both practical and academic sense
The introduction of a distance learning degree for early childhood workers was not only an interesting innovation but also fitted in with the lifestyle of many early years workers. There was the opportunity for people to enhance their learning and qualifications whilst not needing to attend a university to do so. It was also an … Read more…
The dismantling of the systems – and the consequences
An article provided by Greenlight
How training can develop careers and education can open the eyes
An explanation of the systems, the training, the competencies – and some of the problems
A commentary on professionalisation and the impact of new technology
Will the Workforce recommendations make social work better?
How the participation of the trainer in the practice has multiple spin-offs
I was having a conversation recently with a group of people involved in the sector. One was an assistant in a state school nursery and also a counsellor for the older children who exhibit behavioural or other challenges which may create disruption in the classroom. Another worked with children and young people as a playwork … Read more…
Professionalism, practice placements and a passion to be outstanding
A few months ago, an invitation went out to our readers to let us know, if they were professionals working with children and/or young people in whatever capacity, to contact us and inform us about the qualifications and training within their countries. We didn’t receive a particularly positive response. In fact there were about three … Read more…
Working hard to raise money to be able to work hard – and have a good time
Looking for articles, emails and blogs – facts and ideas
An outline of how training for early years workers has developed in the UK
In the 80s, there were huge shifts in child awareness. There was the incredibly forward-facing Childline* which gave children and young people anonymity whilst they talked out their experiences of being abused or rejected by those who should have loved and protected them. There were the significant names of small children who were in the … Read more…
Looking back on the highs and lows of a career in FE