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4 Reasons You Should be Talking About Active Listeners


Communication is such a necessary tool for children, parents, staff and professionals alike have different requirements and their levels of engagement should always aim to match their levels of need.  In our everyday conversation meandering through emotions, defensiveness and non verbal clues takes time and skill.  Our ultimate aim?  To have positive relationships on a deeper level and central to…

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Why Team Meeting’s are the New Black


Plan a small meeting and together identify the SWOT (Strength, Weakness, Opportunities and Threats) for the team, children, parents, suppliers, authorities, the business and anyone else who has contact with your OFSTED setting. Be open and honest, in other words there may be some feedback that may be hard to swallow. Use a SWOT that all the team contributes to.…

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The art of perfecting your team eyb article

The art of perfecting your team


Thelma Stephens shares a model approach to leadership and perfecting your team. Listening to feedback on various levels My previous experiences have shown that fostering a positive and individual relationship with each member of your team provides the firm foundation to base all your professional interactions. The ability to laugh at yourself with others and still maintain professional boundaries, while…

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The intelligent early years team

The intelligent early years team


How do you learn? Have you ever thought of the way your team acquire information? Do you know their learning strengths? According to Howard Gardner we all possess learning strengths and are capable of displaying intelligence in multiple areas. Nadia M. Ollivierre writes about how these strengths can be of great benefit to childcare professionals. Childcare professionals can use their…

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How to keep your early years staff

How to keep your early years staff


How to keep your Early Years staff is a response to burning questions like:  What is retention?  Why is retention important?  How do we know if practitioners are unhappy?  Dr. Margaret C. Simms discusses how you can improve retention in your Early Years setting? With its feet stuck firmly in researchful foundations this article provides practical advice on how to…

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HOW TO KEEP YOUR EARLY YEARS STAFF


With its feet stuck firmly in researchful foundations this article provides practical advice on how to keep your Early Years staff. Providers of full daycare are known to be prone to staff retention issues (DCSF 2007). Therefore, it makes good Early Years business sense, to develop an understanding of retention issues and be proactive in dealing with them. How to…

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How to Improve Performance


“The best teachers show you where to look, but don’t tell you what to see.” Alexandra Trenfor The thought of performance evaluations often most sends employees and management running for cover. Why is that? Is it because they think their performance does not stack up to expectations? Or the review of performance for the year was not adequate? Performance reviews…

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