Keeping Christmas a happy occasion for staff

3 December 2013

In a childcare provision, the focus, as we come towards the festive season, is on the children — and Christmas is a time for children. However, staff matter too, so give a little thought to issues that may affect them around this time of year. Val Moore reports.

Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO)

22 November 2013

Every local authority is required to have a Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO). They provide advice and guidance to employers and voluntary organisations that have concerns about a person who may have behaved inappropriately when working or volunteering with children and young people, or if information has been received that may constitute an allegation. Liz Hodgman has the details.

How to control the desire to worry

18 November 2013

Some are born worriers; some have worry thrust upon them; others go through life seemingly without a worry in the world. Val Moore looks at how to turn down the volume on your worries.

Children with HIV

8 November 2013

Children infected with the HIV virus, who attend an early years provision, may require additional help and understanding from staff, as Martin Hodgson reports.

Parents as partners

4 November 2013

Elizabeth Walker looks at the beneficial effects on children of parents and provisions working together.

Back injuries and claims in early years

11 October 2013

Martin Hodgson explains what early years employers should do to comply with the law in this area and minimise the risks for staff and children.