July 2019

Selective mutism, quiet children and reluctant talkers

There is growing concern that selective mutism is on the rise in young children. Many early years professionals are contacting me through the I CAN Enquiry Service helpline to raise concerns over children who will not talk in their setting, but are very talkative elsewhere (such as at home). ICAN gives you some tips. 


Posted by Jon Gilmartin, speech and language advisor, ICAN | with 0 comments

Keep calm – let’s talk about self-regulation

The subject of self-regulation is complex, but, in simple terms, it could be described as the ability to manage your own energy states, emotions, behaviours and attention, in a socially acceptable way. Early childhood consultant Sue Asquith shares some key advice and support.


Posted by Sue Asquith - early childhood consultant | with 0 comments

Registration now OPEN for Childcare Expo Midlands 2019

For the tenth year running, Childcare Expo Midlands is preparing to return to Coventry to celebrate the show's milestone birthday on 27 - 28 September, and registration for the last event of the year is now open.


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Reusable nappies – a childminder’s perspective

When I was starting out I borrowed a kit from my local reusable nappy library; I was a massive skeptic and had already decided in advance that reusable nappies were unhygienic, expensive, and way too fiddly for everyday use. How wrong I was!


Posted by Steph Mills, Childminder | with 4 comments