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Fathers today spend much more time with their young children than they did 30 years ago, and yet it can be a real challenge to involve fathers and other male carers in early years provisions and services. Elizabeth Walker looks at some methods of involving them.
As we approach the holiday season many employers will be organising a Christmas party, or it might be organised by the staff themselves. Whoever is responsible, it is still a “work” event and needs to be subject to a few ground rules, as Val Moore explains.
School readiness remains high on the political agenda amid reports of increasing numbers of children starting reception in nappies and lacking basic speech and language skills. But what does school readiness really mean and how can early years providers help to prepare children as they approach school age? Elizabeth Walker explains.