Developing Special Educational Needs Coordinator role

16 April 2021

Rebecca Fisk, an experienced Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCO) outlines some of the issues to consider and national training opportunities when becoming a SENCO in early years provision. A SENCO is pivotal in good inclusive practice, which can make all the difference to children and their families.

Coronavirus vaccine and your employees — HR considerations

15 April 2021

A vaccine to prevent serious health effects from coronavirus has been developed and made available to the public. In this article, Nicola Mullineux, Group Content Manager at Croner-i explores the top questions employers may have surrounding the vaccine, such as requiring employees to be vaccinated and more.

Safer ventilation at work — airborne transmission of the virus

1 April 2021

Airborne transmission of the Covid-19 virus has been revealed to be more of a threat than initially thought in the pandemic, highlighting the need for effective ventilation and air conditioning systems in our workplaces. This position has continued. Vicky Powell examines the latest specialist advice on how to mitigate the threat of the airborne coronavirus.

Covid-19: Supporting children returning to nursery

26 March 2021

Research suggests that most parents are anxious about sending their child back to childcare or school and there is also widespread concern over the impact of Covid-19 on children’s mental health. Here we look at how early years providers can support the wellbeing of children as they return to their settings.