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Early Years and Child Care

What skills do you need to become an early years practitioner?

May 25, 2017
Become a preschool assistant through online training

With more parents than ever before returning to work, the childcare industry is booming. For employees, it’s a flexible career path that fits around family commitments and frequently comes with an easy commute. In an early years position, your[...]
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A guide to working as an early years practitioner

September 14, 2016
Early years practitioner. Child on a swing

Working as an early years practitioner opens up an industry full of opportunities. Starting a childcare role is the chance to support children as they learn, develop and prepare for school. It’s a career path that could see you become self-employed,[...]
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What can child development tell us about learning?

July 13, 2016
Child development. Boy jumping on a beach

It might appear that babies don’t do very much in their first few months and years, but child development begins at birth. Children are learning all the time. The early years of your life were crucial for shaping the person you have become. When[...]
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How do you apply for early years jobs?

May 26, 2016
Early years jobs. Two children sitting by the sea.

Where can you find early years job vacancies? You can look for jobs online. Here are some great sites to try out: Not every vacancy will be advertised nationally.[...]
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Get the training you need to work with early years

May 5, 2016
Work with early years. Baby and toddler lying on a bed.

Why is work with early years so important? More and more research is showing that the first few years of our lives are hugely important for our development. Without the correct care and mental stimulation, children will be negatively affected in later[...]
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Fun and Educational Activities for Children

March 7, 2016

Motherhood is a wonderful thing In reality though, it may be quite a task. You need to worry about doing the house chores, paying the bills, keeping the bond with your partner strong, AND caring for your children. Plus, you also need to think about your[...]
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This is How You Start A Home Daycare Business

February 1, 2016

If you’ve been working even before you settled down and had kids, you may find it difficult to become a stay-at-home mum But you’ve got growing kids and you’d want to be there every step of the way and you want to help with the expenses.[...]
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Play and Child Development

September 16, 2015

The last verse of a poem called “Just Playing” is a gentle reminder to all parents about the importance of play in child development: “When you ask me what I did at school today, and I say “I just played’, please don’t misunderstand me. For,[...]
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Childminding – Become A Childminder In Your Own Home

May 21, 2015

Running a childminding business from home can be emotionally and financially rewarding for mums Setting up a childcare business could be the most gratifying experience of your life and not just in a financial sense (although people find the financial[...]
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Teaching Children With Hyperactivity

February 3, 2015

Perhaps before we consider how to teach children with hyperactivity we need to know what hyperactivity is! Hyperactivity – could you describe a hyperactive child? Is it the little girl who squeals as she runs around the nursery or classroom getting[...]
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