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Karen Wilding on Subitising in Early Maths

Posted on January 15, 2021.

In this interview, we start by discussing mathematical fluency and number sense. We then go onto to discuss the different sorts of subitising. Karen has some great suggestions and strategies for practitioners and educators to help them to learn to love mathematics. She also has suggestions for parents to help them to support children’s mathematics at home.

Links:

Karen’s website is here: www.eymaths.co.uk

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Premium Bonus: Louise Mercieca – Mental Health

Posted on January 8, 2021.

Lucy Mercieca is a an Award-winning Nutritional Therapist, Award-winning author and founder of ‘The Health Kick’. She is passionate about formative nutrition and preventative nutrition for all and also has lots of simple, nutritional secrets to improve children’s health and well-being for the long term.

In this interview, we discuss festive foods and why we tend to overeat at this time of year. Louise has some brilliant top tips and ideas to stop this happening as well!

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Kierna Corr on Getting Enthusiastic about Outdoor Play

Posted on January 8, 2021.

Kierna Corr has been a nursery teacher for over 20 years and is passionate about getting young children outdoors every day and allowing them to explore in a natural environment.

Since 2008, her class have gone on regular trips to local woodland, cooked on campfires, whittled & been encouraged to take part in risky play.

In this interview, Kierna takes us on her journey – from being someone who would be most likely found inside with a good book to being outdoors every day. She explains how she became interested in learning – and embracing – the outdoors through travel and education. We discuss how to encourage and impassion staff and how to enthuse parents to an outdoor in ‘all weathers’ ethos.

Kierna also focuses on some of the positives that have come from the current pandemic, including changing attitudes towards an outdoors approach.

We finish the discussion with some thoughts on social media and its power to connect and inspire people around the world.

Kierna’s blog is here: www.nosuchthingasbadweather.blogspot.com
Twitter @CiarnaC
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nosuchthingasbadweather

The Out of Sync Child has Fun: https://amzn.to/33TqqvJ

Julie Mountains Little Book of Free and Found https://amzn.to/33VzBMa

Juliet Robertson’s blog https://creativestarlearning.co.uk/

International Play Iceland https://www.internationalplayiceland.com/

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Premium Bonus: Your Professional Development Record

Posted on January 6, 2021.

To download the Professional Development Record you'll need to be an Early Years TV Premium Member. If you're not a member already, you can get access by clicking the button below. If you are a member, you can login here to get access.

Premium membership gives you access to our archive of over 150  amazing videos with almost 100 hours of CPD - plus every new video and bonus that comes out while you're a member.

This also includes a free Professional Development Certificate for every interview you watch covering the topic and the length of time of the training.

Without a doubt it's the very best value high quality professional development you can get.

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Susan Taylor on Safeguarding and Preparing for a Multidisciplinary Meeting

Posted on December 23, 2020.

Susan Taylor, founder and director of Tailormade Training Solutions is a registered and qualified Social Worker with over 20 years experience as well as a trainer and college lecturer. She is an NSPCC Accredited Safeguarding Children and Child Protection Trainer and an Accredited Safer Recruitment Trainer.

Susan has been an Independent member of a London Local Authority Fostering Panel for the last 10 years and is a Local Authority Foster Carer carer. She also sits on a Local Authority Autism Partnership Board.

In this interview, Susan explains the importance of early intervention, what the impact of COVID-19 will be and how this will affect the number of children needing a child protection plan.

Susan explains in detail how to plan for a multidisciplinary meeting or conference, where you may have speech and language specialists, social workers and possibly the police. She gives advice on discussing this with parents beforehand, what are some of the questions you should be prepared to answer, what paperwork to have to hand and how to be a confident advocate for the child or children. Susan also gives advice for when you may need to raise questions at the end of the meeting. We finish by discussing some strategies around safeguarding in an Early Years setting, so you will always be ready for the future.

Note that this is a Masterclass, so is 80 minutes long, with lots of information that you may want to make notes on. So do make sure to allow enough time to watch it all!

Links

https://tailormade-training.co.uk/susantaylor/

https://twitter.com/susantaylorSGG

https://www.linkedin.com/in/susan-taylor-30470463/

https://www.childrenssociety.org.uk/sites/default/files/2020-10/life-on-hold-childrens-well-being-and-covid-19.pdf

https://learning.nspcc.org.uk/newsletter/caspar

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/

https://www.barnardos.org.uk/see-hear-respond

YouTube clips to help prepare for a safeguarding conference:

Full child protection conference, broken down into sections:
Devon’s Stronger Families: Safer Children:

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Premium Bonus: Christmas Quiz

Posted on December 22, 2020.

Louise Mercieca of The Health Kick has created this health-related quiz for Premium Members, especially suitable for older children and those who enjoy interesting facts about the body!

To access the quiz you'll need to be an Early Years TV Premium Member. If you're not a member already, you can get access by clicking the button below. If you are a member, you can login to access your pdf here.

Premium membership gives you access to our archive of over 150 videos with almost 100 hours of CPD - plus every new video and bonus that comes out while you're a member.

This also includes a free Professional Development Certificate for every interview you watch covering the topic and the length of time of the training.

Without a doubt it's the very best value high quality professional development you can get.

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Bev Bacon and Kelly Hill on Executive Function and Leadership

Posted on December 18, 2020.

Bev Bacon and Kelly Hill co-founded The Key Leadership to provide leadership support for leaders and managers in the Early Years sector. Bev Bacon has worked in the Early Years for 20 years across a range of roles from practitioner through to management, training and Human Resources. Kelly Hill has worked in the Early Years sector for her entire career, previously managing settings, she has written texts for Heinemann and developed online training material.

In this interview, we discuss executive function, both as a skill that children need to master and as a framework for effective leadership. Bev Bacon explains how we can support children’s executive function and Kelly Hill explains how a leadership pedagogy can be developed under the executive functioning areas: managing yourself as a leader; managing workloads; delegation and workforce planning. Both Bev and Kelly finish with some great ideas for managers and leaders.

Links:

https://www.thekeyleadership.co.uk/

https://www.facebook.com/TheKeyLeadership

https://www.pinterest.co.uk/hill6197/_created/

https://www.instagram.com/thekeyleadership/

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Premium Bonus: Louise Mercieca – Enjoying Festive Foods

Posted on December 15, 2020.

Louise Mercieca is a an Award-winning Nutritional Therapist, Award-winning author and founder of  ‘The Health Kick'. She is passionate about formative nutrition and preventative nutrition for all and also has lots of simple, nutritional secrets to improve children’s health and well-being for the long term.

In this interview, we discuss festive foods and why we tend to overeat at this time of year. Louise has some brilliant top tips and ideas to stop this happening as well!

To watch the video you'll need to be an Early Years TV Premium Member. If you're not a member already, you can get access by clicking the button below. If you are a member, you can login here.

Premium membership gives you access to our archive of over 150 videos with almost 100 hours of CPD - plus every new video and bonus that comes out while you're a member.

This also includes a free Professional Development Certificate for every interview you watch covering the topic and the length of time of the training.

Without a doubt it's the very best value high quality professional development you can get.


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Maureen Phillip on Multisensory Storytelling

Posted on December 11, 2020.

Maureen Phillip has worked with Promoting A More Inclusive Society (PAMIS) in Scotland for over 20 years and is the Senior Family Support and development Director.

She has become an expert by experience in many areas related to profound and multiple learning disabilities and still continues to be taught so much by people with profound and multiple learning disabilities, with particular expertise in multi-sensory storytelling.

In this interview, we discuss how ‘the story is told eye to eye, mind to mind, heart to heart’ and how this storytelling ethos can be used to help support adults and children. Maureen goes on to explain how and why we should make our storytelling multisensory. She goes on to explain how at PAMIS these techniques are used to help children and young adults with profound and multiple learning disabilities. We also discuss how to transfer that to Early Years settings and the wider community – including mention of the Pamiloo!

PAMIS, promoting a more inclusive society, is the only charity that solely supports children, young people and adults with profound and multiple learning disabilities (PMLD) and their families to lead healthy, valued and included lives. PAMIS offers programmes including: Family support services; education and development; research and practice development; inclusive culture and leisure; campaigns; information sharing and an extensive library including the PAMIS multisensory stories; and resources to support technology-enabled care.

Links to the PAMIS website: http://pamis.org.uk/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/PAMIS_Scotland
https://www.facebook.com/pamisscotland

Edinburgh International Book Festival site: https://www.edbookfest.co.uk/

Felix after the Rain at the Edinburgh Book Festival: https://www.edbookfest.co.uk/the-festival/whats-on/illustrate-your-feelings-with-dunja-jogan

The video with the songs and children’s involvement in Felix after the Rain: https://learning.edbookfest.co.uk/resources/felix-after-the-rain-a-sensory-story-from-pamis/

Sensory Maps and Dr Kate McLean
https://sensorymaps.com/about/
https://www.foldmagazine.com/sensory-maps

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Premium Bonus: Lucy Lewin – The Business of Business

Posted on December 8, 2020.

Lucy Lewin is the founder of the nursery Little Angels (Uppingham) Ltd and the founder and CEO of The Profitable Nursery Academy (PNA). She is also an associate trainer for the National Day Nursery Association (NDNA) and a Local Government Association Peer Review Team Member.

In this week's Premium bonus, Lucy has produced a webinar that explains:

  • The business owners' mindset
  • Importance of strategy
  • Business model
  • Covid recovery
  • The future is bright
  • Baby boom ready……..

You can find out more about The Profitable Nursery Academy (PNA) here and how to sign up for coaching or for the 2021 PNA cohort as well.

To watch the video you'll need to be an Early Years TV Premium Member. If you're not a member already, you can get access by clicking the button below.

If you are a member, you will need to login here first to access the bonus material.

Premium membership gives you access to our archive of over 150 videos with almost 100 hours of CPD - plus every new video and bonus that comes out while you're a member.

This also includes a free Professional Development Certificate for every interview you watch covering the topic and the length of time of the training.

Without a doubt it's the very best value high quality professional development you can get.


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Nuzhat Abbas on cultural identity through story and song

Posted on December 4, 2020.

Nuzhat Abbas is a singer, writer and narrator of many books for both children and adults. She has also produced a CD and booklet – Singing Together in Urdu and Punjabi. Nuzhat works with South Asian families on the Peep project (Peeple: supporting parents and children learn together), based in Oxford.

In this interview, we discuss how Nuzhat used lockdown to support families through the PEEP programme, including reaching parents who wouldn’t normally come to the live sessions! We discuss the importance of home culture, home language and how songs are an excellent way to share this. Nuzhat also explains the results of two research projects: Time to Play and Music Moves.

We finish the interview with two songs sung beautifully by Nuzhat.

Links:

https://www.peeple.org.uk/punjabi-urdu-cd
https://www.peeple.org.uk/punjabi-folk-songs
https://www.peeple.org.uk/stories-and-songs-punjabi-and-urdu
Several of Nuzhat’s videos can be found on YouTube channel Peep Learning Together: https://youtu.be/Ri1dynk3Qzw

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Premium Bonus: Louise Mercieca on Immunity

Posted on December 1, 2020.

Louise Mercieca studied Clinical Nutrition and Life Sciences to become a nutrition expert, subsequently establishing her business The Health Kick in 2012. As a parent, a passionate runner and a self-proclaimed foodie, Louise’s mission is to arm fellow parents and those interested in healthy eating, as well as exercise lovers, with a foundation of knowledge about the types of food that promote good health.

She specialises in simple, nutritional secrets to improve children’s health and well-being for the long term.

Louise’s website is here: https://www.thehealthkick.co.uk/

In this interview, we discuss foods and recipes that can help to build up children’s immunity. There are also pdfs with recipes and details of good gut health, probiotics and prebiotics, which we discuss in the interview.

If you’re a Premium Member you’ll need to login here first to view this video.

 

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Helen Armstrong on respectful, calm mealtimes for babies and toddlers

Posted on November 27, 2020.

Helen Armstrong is an infant and toddler specialist and fully qualified, registered early childhood teacher and offers knowledge from 12 years of working with children, families and professionals. She is guided by the work of Dr Emmi Pikler and Magda Gerber’s Educaring® Approach. Helen works with families and professionals towards lives that embody peace, respect and simplicity.

It is her passion to inspire and empower caregivers and educators of young children with these principles and practices.

Her mission is to help adults to see the child in a new way and develop deeply respectful, reciprocal and authentic relationships. Through this understanding, adults will experience the joy that will come from this way of being with children.

In this interview, we discuss Dr Emmi Pikler and Magda Gerber’s approaches and principles. Helen explains how you can apply these principles to mealtimes for the birth to three age range – ensuring we are respectful when feeding babies, toddlers and older children. She also has some top strategies for practitioners and educators to ensure beautiful mealtimes, whatever the age of the children, as well as helpful advice for parents.

Helen’s website is here: https://helenarmstrong.co.nz/

And her Facebook is here https://www.facebook.com/helenarmstrongece

 

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Premium Bonus: Forest School Webinar with Katy Harris

Posted on November 25, 2020.

Katy Harris, of Katylous, is hosting a Forest School and Outdoor Play zoom seminar on Thursday 3rd December at 7 pm - and she is offering a 50% discount exclusively to Premium Members!

Entitled Forest School and Outdoor play for Cognitive Development Health and Wellbeing, you can learn about:

  • The Importance of Play
  • Play Deprivation
  • Brain Development
  • Nature & Nurture
  • Risky Play
  • Health and Safety
  • Mental Health
  • The Nervous System
  • How Laughter Can Overcome Fear

To access the 50% discount you'll need to be an Early Years TV Premium Member. If you're not a member already, you can get access by clicking the button below. If you are a member, you can login to access the discount code here.

Premium membership gives you access to our archive of over 150 videos with almost 100 hours of CPD - plus every new video and bonus that comes out while you're a member.

This also includes a free Professional Development Certificate for every interview you watch covering the topic and the length of time of the training.

Without a doubt it's the very best value high quality professional development you can get.

PS You can find out more about Katy's training courses - including Blossom Buddys, the onsite, whole school Forest School training here:

** Katylou's website **

and her Facebook Forest School here:

** Katylou's Facebook **

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Nigel Clarke on Dadvengers

Posted on November 20, 2020.

Nigel Clarke has over 20 years as a TV presenter and has hosted a wide variety of programmes including The Baby Club on CBeebies, which has had 2 full series and a spin-off series The Baby Club at Home.

Nigel has also performed in the hugely successful percussion show STOMP, both in the West End and internationally, and has recently become a PEEP Ambassador.

Following on from the success of The Baby Club, Nigel discovered the lack of information and support for dads and started the Dadvengers initiative.

In this interview, we discuss the role of The Baby Club, the Dadvengers initiative, including the brilliant Instagram Live; how Early Years settings can encourage dads and male carers; what dads can do to become more ‘hands-on’.

Links:

https://dadvengers.com/
https://dadvengers.com/dadvengers-podcast/
https://www.instagram.com/dadvengersofficial/
https://www.facebook.com/Dadvengersofficial
https://twitter.com/Dadvengers_

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episodes/p06y82sp/the-baby-club
https://www.nigelclarkepresenter.co.uk/

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Premium Bonus: Louise Mercieca on World Children’s Day

Posted on November 20, 2020.

In this video, Louise explains how we can every day we can shape and influence children’s food choices, health and future health. Malnutrition, obesity and Type 2 diabetes are all on the rise – and children are not immune to all of these. Add stress and anxiety, and we know we have to do something differently.

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Dorothy Marlen on the Pikler Approach

Posted on November 13, 2020.

Dorothy Marlen has extensive training in the Pikler approach with the European Pikler Association, the Pikler Institute in Budapest and with RIE in USA, with a specialism in birth to three. She brought the Pikler approach to the UK in 2008, co-founding the Pikler UK Association, and chairing its early beginnings for 7 years, including organising for Pikler trainers to give trainings in the UK.

This year, she graduated to the level of Pikler Pedagogue with the European Pikler Association – the first to have reached this level in the UK.

She is course leader of the pioneering Level 3 (EYE) CACHE Holistic Baby and Child Care Diploma which synthesizes Rudolf Steiner’s understanding of child development, an introduction to the Pikler approach and EYFS requirements. It has a unique birth to three focus. The third cohort started this October.

As well as running ground-breaking courses, Dorothy is an author, a consultant and an international conference speaker. She is an advocate for our youngest children – for example bringing a greater understanding of what natural motor development is, how this is inseparable from relationship and care and why parents and carers need this understanding.

In this interview, Dorothy explains what the Pikler approach is, what we can learn from it and why it is so crucial in the first 18 months of a baby’s life. She goes on to explain the links between natural motor development and later learning, such as speech.

We finish with some ideas and strategies for practitioners and educators who would like to start the Pikler approach

Links:
www.dorothymarlen.net
www.agentlebeginning.co.uk
www.emerson.org.uk/holistic-baby-and-child-care

www.pikler.co.uk

https://thepiklercollection.weebly.com/

Babymoves by Marianne Hermsen-van Wanrooy  here

Dorothy’s chapter is Natural Physical Development in the First Year. Learning from the Pikler approach in The Physical Development Needs of Young Children edited by Rebecca Duncombe, published by Routledge (2019).

The full quote from Jane Swain that Dorothy refers to at minute 17 is:

“I was in awe of the grace, beauty and efficiency of the infants’ and toddlers’ movements at Lóczy (The Pikler Institute, Budapest). Their balance, coordination and posture were extraordinary. Their movement possibilities were vast; they were very active and well-acquainted with transitional movements—that is, they did not remain in a few static positions, but instead moved in and out of positions easily. I did not see nearly the degree of drooling, low-tone trunks, wide-sprawling bases of support, compensatory high shoulders and stiffness, and other movement problems that I so often see in typically developing children in the U.S.

Among the children at Lóczy, I also did not see abnormal retention of the primitive reflexes…. When I inquired further of the staff about the lack of abnormal primitive reflex retention among the children at Lóczy, I was told that this is not an issue for them. Not an issue! “

Jane Swain http://www.waldorftoday.com/2011/07/698

The study of the 722 children’s natural movement progression between 1947 and 1964 at the Pikler Institute. Pikler E.  Learning Motor skills on the basis of self-induced movement. In Exceptional Infant ed Hellmuth J. Vol 2 Brunner/Mazel Inc NY. 1971

The Pikler book Dorothy is helping to translate is called Een Dag in de Babygroep – geinsireed op devisie van Emmi Pikler ( A Day in the Baby Group – inspired by Emmi Pikler’s vision.) by Hedie Meyling SWP, Uitgeverij B.V. 01 Edition 2020

Dorothy has also written The Parent and Child Group Handbook – the Steiner/Waldorf Approach Dot Male, Hawthorn Press (2006)

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Premium Bonus: Maths in the Early Years

Posted on November 11, 2020.

Let’s visit Numberland started off as a research project by German education specialist Dr. Gerhard Friedrich in 2004 (peer- reviewed). He showed that children gained one entire year within only 10 weeks, both in terms of maths and language, and regardless of their socio-economic background.

In this free downloadable pdf, Barbara Schindelhauer explains how to turn early maths into a joyful and relaxed co-adventure.

You can also buy some of the exquisite wooden resources that accompany Numberland and Barbara has a special offer, exclusively for Premium Members, where you can get a FREE Numberland handbook (worth £14.99) with any order that you place.

To access the pdf you'll need to be an Early Years TV Premium Member. If you're not a member already, you can get access by clicking the button below. If you are a member, you can login to access your pdf here.

Premium membership gives you access to our archive of over 150 videos with almost 100 hours of CPD - plus every new video and bonus that comes out while you're a member.

This also includes a free Professional Development Certificate for every interview you watch covering the topic and the length of time of the training.

Without a doubt it's the very best value high quality professional development you can get.

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Dr Lakeisha Johnson on Maya’s Book Nook and diversity in books

Posted on November 6, 2020.

Dr Lakeisha Johnson received her doctorate in Communication Sciences and Disorders with an emphasis in literacy implications for culturally and linguistically diverse populations from Florida State University in 2012.

She is a Professor at Florida State University in the Communication Science and Disorders program.

Her primary research interests include language, literacy, dialect, and executive function development in African American children and other at-risk populations.

In this interview, we discuss her website dedicated to diverse books, Maya’s Book Nook, and some of Dr Johnson’s favourite books.

You can also learn the best way to choose your ‘MUST haves’ books on your bookshelf for diversity and how to engage in dialogic reading, using the acronym CROWD.

We also hear direct from Maya (of Maya’s Book Nook fame) about her favourite book and why she enjoys it so much. This was a hard choose for her, because she has read over 1,000 books already!

Links:
https://mayasbooknook.com/

You can find MUST have here:  https://mayasbooknook.com/2018/05/17/m-u-s-t-haves-when-choosing-books/
Facebook @mayasbooknook
Twitter @mayasbooknook

Just like Me Box https://www.justlikemebox.com/

Vooks https://www.vooks.com/

Scholastic https://www.scholastic.co.uk/

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Premium Bonus: Pete Moorhouse’s Top 20 Woodworking Tips and Creativity Guide

Posted on November 4, 2020.

Pete Moorhouse has created some great free pdfs exclusively for Early Years TV premium members.

  1. An excellent set of Top 20 Woodworking tips - from easy sandpapering to mathematical equipment.
  2. A super guide to creativity in the home with young children - ideal for lockdown!

These are part of his online Woodworking course. Find full details here: https://irresistible-learning.co.uk/woodwork-cpd-online-course/

To access the pdf you'll need to be an Early Years TV Premium Member. If you're not a member already, you can get access by clicking the button below. If you are a member, you can login to access your pdf here.

Premium membership gives you access to our archive of over 150 videos with almost 100 hours of CPD - plus every new video and bonus that comes out while you're a member.

This also includes a free Professional Development Certificate for every interview you watch covering the topic and the length of time of the training.

Without a doubt it's the very best value high quality professional development you can get.