Giving flowers

I remember discovering Sonia Mainstone Cotton’s work on early years educators wellbeing for the first time over five years ago now. Reading her book “promoting emotional wellbeing in early years staff” was a pivotal moment. I remember feeling seen, understood and actually like I was not alone. All those years ago we were just not…

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EY Wellbeing Week 2020

As the third year of #EYWellbeingWeek draws to a close I wanted to take the opportunity to reflect on the significance and intention behind this week and I would like to pay tribute to and dedicate #EYWellbeingWeek to every single one of our early years professionals who have continued to work tirelessly during this pandemic.…

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“I am not ‘just a childminder’…. I am a CHILDMINDER and proud!” Guest Blog By Sally Wright for Mental Health Awareness Week

  “I am not ‘just a childminder’…. I am a CHILDMINDER and proud!” My name is Sally Wright. I am a qualified Early Years Teacher, Play Group co-owner and manager, Early Years Network co-ordinator, published author, early year’s trainer and most importantly an Ofsted registered childminder. When Katey asked if I would like to contribute…

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Wellbeing Weekly Magazine

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Hide or Shine?

On international women’s day 2020 I want to share this simple message: in an Early Years workforce that is so dominated by women, we must challenge our views on how we see other women and that starts with knowing your own worth and embracing your own power. It is time to write our own narrative.…

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