We are creating a series of profile interviews (conducted remotely via video/telephone), talking to professionals across the whole early years sector, to find out about the range of roles, career paths and day-to-day experiences they have, doing some of the most important jobs in the world!
We want to hear from everyone: early years teachers, childminders, nursery assistants, lecturers, playworkers, inspectors, managers, assessors, room leaders, family support workers, speech and language therapists, health visitors, educational psychologists, early years students and anyone else who works in the sector!
Contact us and let us know what important role you do, if you’d like to be featured: firstname.lastname@example.org
Inspiring Scotland has produced these three wonderful short films about outdoor Early Learning and Childcare (ELC):
Outdoor ELC for practitioners: what’s it like to work in a fully outdoor nursery? https://youtu.be/FmLrG5DuZwE
Outdoor ELC for parents: why do parents choose an outdoor nursery experience for their child? https://youtu.be/b01cgoM-RKA
Outdoor ELC for children: what do children think of their outdoor nursery? https://youtu.be/KkpEajokuII
I thought that perhaps I would theme some blog posts around the official professional development I log during the summer term.
My personal approach to training and extending knowledge has never been “less is more”. Since becoming an early years practitioner (and later a senior early years practitioner) I have adopted the motto of “never be content with practice but strive to be” – this does not mean being negative when reflecting upon practice, instead it is a reminder that a great practitioner is also an industrious learner. All learning need not be formalised or arduous, this term I have Beach Schools training and a messy play workshop planned.