Category Archive for: ‘Early Years Workers’

Making

Make a fish… or a whole aquarium!

One, Two, Three, Four, Five One, two, three, four, five Once I caught a fish alive Six, seven, eight, nine, ten Then I let him go again Why did you let him go? Because he bit my finger so Which finger did he bite? This little finger on my right   Make a fish… or a whole aquarium! This activity …

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What is Stammering?

Stammering is how we talk about a child’s speech when they are affected in the following ways: Their speech is ‘jerky’ and gets stuck They can’t seem to get started with talking (“….. I want some juice”) They repeat sounds in words e.g. “ssstory” They repeat part of the word (e.g. “mu-mu-mu-mummy”) What is the difference between stammering and stuttering? …

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Virginia 125 Champion

I CAN’s CEO Virginia Beardshaw walks across Morecambe Bay to raise money as an I CAN Champion

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Well, we did it. And ‘we’ is the operative word: it turned out that I was one of 420 people, plus a miscellany of over excited dogs of every shape, size and colour. We were guided by Cedric, the ‘Queen’s Guide’, who spends his summers taking groups across the perils of Morecambe Bay. Mary Hartshorne and Jonothon Wright from I …

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SENDirect

Introducing SENDirect

As the SEN reforms make their torturous way through Parliament, the voluntary sector needs to shift its thinking forward into implementation mode. The change involved is ambitious:  nothing less than a systems change in which families, local authorities, schools and health services and the voluntary sector all need to learn new skills. Genuine person centred planning lies at the heart …

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Ofsted

Getting it right first time – Ofsted (2013)

Head of Ofsted Sir Michael Wilshaw’s latest report ‘Getting it right first time’ starts by stressing the importance of the early years to children’s future success.  Wilshaw states that ‘If, as a society, we are committed to closing the attainment gap, then closing it at an early stage is the priority.’ The Ofsted report highlights the improvement in children’s outcomes …

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