Why Giving to Teams Will Change Your Childcare Business


No matter who you are the act of giving does something extraordinary. This post gives seven ways of considering giving to your team. Giving should be consistent (not just christmas) when done with the right heart, your team will always go that extra mile. Gift vouchers (the safe option) – always a good bet and let’s face it everyone likes…

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Ready, Steady Go! Email Marketing Tips


This week we have put together a bite size list of ‘Ready, Steady, Go’ tips for email marketing to communicate with parents, colleagues and authorities. Please do add to our tips if you have had success with any other tips. #1 Always get permission to communicate to parents and key stakeholders. One of the ways we recommend to early years…

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How newsletters can help you predict the future


As we work with childcare businesses we find those who invest time or resource into the way they communicate and the value of building relationships are embedded into the business. As we know, good communications builds trust and strengthens relationships. However, a childcare business may want to think about a back up plan to ensure that every important person who interacts…

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Social Media – 6 Check Points To Consider


 It’s a must that we are aware of risks in order to protect our identity, when it comes to working in early years so here are some useful tips to share with you. #1  The entire world can potentially see your social media communications; remember it is your responsibility to create a safe place for children and families. #2  Ask…

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Childminders: A life without planning


Every time I see an EYFS planning sheet uploaded to forums, blogs and Facebook groups I just … wanna … cry. You know the ones I’m talking about, the ones with the box in the middle with the topic inside and then the 7 branches coming from there outlining the 7 areas of learning and development and exactly what is…

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Where are the best employees hiding?


The right people can make a huge difference to your business. Having the right team in place is the difference between your business being a constant struggle or being a dream-come-true. But where are the right people hiding? And how can you get them to join your business? Lee O’Neill of Little Bear’s Nursery passes on his advice in this…

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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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