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EPOP Rocks!

EPOP Rocks!

0800 hrs Saturday 11th January 2020…..a year in the planning and we were ready to go! Ambassadors arrived excited and prepared for the day ahead, all they had to do was squeeze into their Jigsaw ‘Can I help you?’ polo-shirts and get the plan for the day, oh yeah and...

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A Year in The Planning

A Year in The Planning

With just 1 day to go we cannot tell you how excited we are for our 2nd Hampshire Early Years Conference, Exploring the Power of Play. The venue is ready, lunch booked, cake selected but not yet tried…waiting for Saturday for that little treat and our incredible...

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Time For Reflection

Time For Reflection

Hands up who is shocked that Christmas is just around the corner? How many times have you said, “I can’t believe where that year has gone!” “It only feels like yesterday we were putting the decorations up!” ‘What do you mean we have to practice the Nativity again?”  ...

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Let’s Go Back To Basics

Let’s Go Back To Basics

Over the past few months, we have been traveling around the country visiting settings with our quality improvement inspections. There seems to be a common theme coming across the settings. I have seen the most amazing ‘social media’ activities to impress ... what do I...

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Change of Seasons

Change of Seasons

Change of Seasons I love this time of year, the change in temperature, the different colours of the leaves, the colder mornings and the difficult decisions of what to wear, cardigan or jumper, coat or waterproof, bobble hat or umbrella, flip flops or wellies? Even the...

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Are You Ready?

Are You Ready?

Are You Ready? I played a cruel trick on a dear friend recently. Some may say unkind but it really was unintentional and a joke that initially went too far! Please don’t judge, a decision made on the spur of the moment as I called my friend to ask for some contact...

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Suitable Persons

Suitable Persons

Do you have staff in your setting that are from overseas? This is great for learning about different cultures, communities as well as  other countries. BUT please make sure you have covered the right amount of checks before they start with you in your setting. This is...

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Parents Too!

Parents Too!

Parents Too! We, my husband and I, are off to the big city, to see the Queen; well not actually to see the Queen but to The Last Night of the Proms to wave a Union Jack around in the middle of Hyde Park, singing Jerusalem with 40,000 others loudly and out of tune! It...

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CULTURAL CAPITAL – Let’s get it right!

CULTURAL CAPITAL – Let’s get it right!

With the new framework a week under way there has been a hive of activity from social media and settings understanding what Cultural Capital true meaning in Early Years is! Do not be scared of these two words! We get worried about new statements from Ofsted but truly...

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Transition Time

Transition Time

It’s that time again – Biggest transition in Early Years! This time of year brings back many memories, not all of them good. Picking these beautiful gems of berries produces memories of our summer holidays coming to an end! With this brings recollections of the stress...

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