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May 31, 2018

When I first started to share my ideas on social media it was less about the images and more about the ideas. However, we seem to have created this Pinterest Pedagogy; the concept that the importance of what we do lies in the aesthetics rather than the theory.

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March 7, 2018

I have started to increasingly use this blog to document my thoughts and ideas; it has become somewhat of a journal and personal learning journey.

Today, as I reread some of the book 'Understanding Schemas and Emotion in Early Childhood' by Cath Arnold and The Pen Green...

March 5, 2018

After my last post and several discussions with other early years educators, whereby my views were mimicked, extended and challenged, it got me thinking about a comment that was made about loose parts play being a mindset.

This comment was made by Carla Gull, someone wh...

January 31, 2018

In the early years sector the environment plays a key role but did you know that there are three strands to an enabling environment and one of those is the emotional environment. It seems that many of us are lost in the barrage of images we see on social media depictin...

October 18, 2017

I have a three-year-old boy (for the purpose of this article I will refer to him as Oliver) in my cohort that has been expelled from two early years settings previous to joining my setting.  I was horrified by what I heard from his previous settings; he constantly swea...

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