January 2019

A fresh view on tackling staff shortages in the Early Years sector

You might be looking to expand your business, find a childminding assistant, or grow your nursery, but sometimes this process of recruitment can be time consuming and daunting. Many settings use recruitment agencies to help and also to supply staff to cover holidays and illness. But is it time for an overhaul to the way the recruitment industry has traditionally worked with early years settings to help them find the professionals they need? 

11/01/2019

Posted by Mike Ruddle, director at specialist recruiters, Affinity Workforce | with 0 comments

Infantile Spasms – little seizures, big consequences

Infantile spasms is a rare form of epilepsy that affects children usually starting in the first year of their life. The spasms can resemble normal baby movements like the startle reflex or discomfort associated with reflux and colic, but despite the subtle appearance the child has an underlying constant chaotic brain pattern that causes loss of skills and permanent damage.

08/01/2019

Posted by Jenny Rawling, trustee of UK Infantile Spasms Trust | with 0 comments

What will the education inspection framework mean for the early years?

Find out more about the changes to the education inspection framework from Ofsted. 

04/01/2019

Posted by Wendy Ratcliff, HMI in early years, Ofsted | with 7 comments