Episodes

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    10 Dangerous Things with Julie Mountain

    This course will show you how to help children tackle emotional and physical risks in a safe, secure, caring and risk-assessed environment
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    50 Fantastic Ideas for Outdoor Play

    In this webinar recording Alistair Bryce-Clegg shares 50 Fantastic Ideas to try outdoors with the children in your setting – all in 90 minutes!
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    50 Fantastic Ideas for the Early Years

    In this webinar recording Alistair Bryce-Clegg shares 50 Fantastic Ideas to try out with the children in your setting – all in 90 minutes!
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    50 Fantastic Ideas for Winter

    In this webinar recording Alistair Bryce-Clegg shares 50 Fantastic winter-based ideas to try out with the children in your setting – all in 90 minutes!
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    ABC Does…Role Play

    In this 5-part course Alistair Bryce-Clegg looks at why children role play and how they use it in different parts of their development. He gives examples of particularly effective role play provision and then at the specific cases of outdoor role play and superhero and weapon play.
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    Adopting a Loving Pedagogy with Tamsin Grimmer

    In this course, Tamsin explains the meaning of the phrase 'Loving Pedagogy' and the vital, underpinning importance of a Loving Pedagogy when working with children of every age. She details the theory and gives worked examples of the 5 different 'love languages'
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    Ali McClure on Brilliant Behaviour

    In this interview, we discuss strategies to support emotional wellbeing and meet those needs of children who are communicating through behaviour; strengthening parent partnership; key person or special person role; why relationships are the key to understanding children's behaviour; Life after Lockdown; practical strategies and perspectives - all using props and effective mental imagery.
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    Ali McClure on Conversation Cues – Talking about Learning

    In this interview, we discuss how Teaching about Learning – Conversation Cues – is an indispensable reflective learning tool that enables children to reflect on their own learning and metacognition.

    It also gives practitioners an opportunity to reflect on their questioning of children, whilst the children are engaged in active learning.
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    Ali McClure on From Stickers to Self-Regulation

    Ali McClure is well known for her ‘making it better for boys’ courses and her book of the same title. She has been a deputy Head, a SENCO and a Governor.
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    Ali McClure on Making it Better for Boys

    Ali McClure is well known for her ‘making it better for boys’ courses and her book of the same title. She has been a deputy Head, a SENCO and a Governor
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    Ali McClure on Pedagogy, The Curriculum and Continuous Provision, Getting to Grips with Great Early Years Practice

    Ali McClure is well known for her work on boys but more recently her focus is on how to bring out the best in every child, through what she describes as the craft of teaching.
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    Ali McClure – A Mind for Maths

    In this interview, Ali McClure explains how we can put opportunities in place in our continuous provision that enable every child to build the vocabulary and have 'a mind for maths’. She describes the ‘sticky learning’ approach, based around the acronym PVA – Practical, Visual and Abstract. Ali explains her innovative and brand new set of resources, ‘Bitskit’, including her Groovy Broomstix, and how these can support the understanding of maths for children of all ages.
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    Alice Lewes on Leadership and Management

    Alice is a passionate advocate of early years, who has been working in and around early years for the last 40 years.
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    Alice Sharp on Empowering Parents

    In this interview, Alice explains the 'equation' that can be applied to help children have the most positive start in life, including lots of practical examples of how this can be achieved in practice. She also has some innovative strategies for reaching out to parents and truly engaging them in their children's play.
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    Alice Sharp on How to Inspire and Improve Practice

    In this interview, Alice Sharp shares how to spark creativity in staff and children through everyday items and exposure to diverse perspectives. Let the team's imagination transform common materials. Tune into child interests to capture imagination. Invest in Early Years staff to uplift children.
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    Alice Sharp on making ordinary activities extraordinary

    Alice Sharp is a trained primary school teacher who is passionate about doing the best for children. She loves her job - which she describes as being an 'imagineer'.
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    Alison Featherbe and Louise Lloyd Evans on Nature and Sustainable Nurseries Against Plastic

    Alison Featherbe and Louise Lloyd Evans discuss how their eco-friendly nursery uses a nature-based curriculum and sustainable practices to promote deeper learning and environmental responsibility in young children.
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    Alison Featherbe on the Positive Impact of Change

    In this interview, we discuss some of the changes in the Early Years sector over recent months - the anxiety that has come with information constantly changing and the situation evolving; the significant changes to the way we educate and care, manage emotional and physical environments and support parents; the challenges many leaders and managers have faced.
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    Alistair Bryce Clegg and Jennie Johnson MBE on Social and Emotional Development

    Alistair is the father of 3 boys, an award-winning Early Years author with 23 books published and is currently Studying for his Doctorate in Early Years Education Jennie is the mother of 3 girls, founded the multi–award winning Nursery group Kids Allowed, setup a multi award winning training academy and was awarded an MBE for services to Apprenticeships in 2016. Together, they have founded the website and App for parents – My First Five Years. In this interview we discuss how to support families and their children with children’s social and emotional development. Alistair and Jennie explain the role that play can take in helping with this, especially with transitions, such as when children are returning to nursery or school, or are attending an Early Years setting for the first time. We go on to discuss the 6 ‘streams’ of child development that have been used on the My First Five Years App, with a special mention on the ‘Sensory’ stream and why this was especially important. The interview concludes with some great ideas for ways of using the App and the website to strengthen parent partnership in Early Years settings. Links: https://www.mffy.com/ https://www.facebook.com/myfirstfiveyears/ https://twitter.com/myfirst5years https://www.instagram.com/myfirstfiveyears/ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXnuTchHjczLvWOCcY-OLdg
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    Alistair Bryce-Clegg on Intergenerational Care

    Alistair Bryce-Clegg was the Head teacher of three-form entry Infant school and Early Years Unit in Cheshire where he spent 10 happy years. In 2009 he set up his consultancy ‘ABC Does…’