Visual perception in early years

28 February 2020

Visual perception is vital in the development of school readiness skills. Liz Hodgman, Childcare Consultant, looks at the different aspects of visual perception and how early years practitioners can support children’s visual perception development through play.

The post-Brexit employment law landscape

26 February 2020

The United Kingdom (UK) formally left the European Union (EU) on 31 January 2020. In this article, Stuart Chamberlain, author and senior employment law specialist at Croner-i examines the upcoming employment law changes, proposals in the Employment Bill and other Government initiatives on the horizon.

When is an impairment a disability?

26 February 2020

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has ruled that, when bringing a claim of disability discrimination, a claimant must show that their condition has a “long-term effect” at the time of the alleged acts of discrimination. Ben McCarthy, employment law writer at Croner-i summarises a recent case.

Supporting early childhood trauma

21 February 2020

Adversity and trauma can have a long-lasting impact on children’s mental health and their relationships with other people in their lives. Young children may not be able to verbalise their feelings but can still be seriously affected by traumatic events or experiences, and early intervention is key. Elizabeth Walker looks at how nurseries can identify the signs and symptoms of early childhood trauma and support the children in their care.

Bank holidays, leap years and their impact on employment

19 February 2020

This year contains a number of interesting dates that may have varying impacts on entitlements to pay and annual leave. With this in mind, Ben McCarthy, lead employment law writer and researcher at Croner-i, outlines what employers should bear in mind.

Our senses and multi-sensory learning

14 February 2020

Children love to explore the world around them through their senses. This is how they come to know their world. Their natural curiosity lends itself to teaching and learning opportunities through a rich multi-sensory environment says Rebecca Fisk.

Exercise in the early years

7 February 2020

With childhood obesity on the rise, concern over nutrition and exercise in the early years has never been greater. Elizabeth Walker investigates.

The perils of the workplace romance

5 February 2020

February is seen as the month of love; with Valentine’s Day ensuring everyone’s mind is focused on the romantic side of life. Workplace romances, however, may not be all hearts and flowers; here we look at the downsides to office romances.

Parental bereavement leave — an overview

29 January 2020

The Government has confirmed that the statutory right to take parental bereavement leave will come into force from 6 April 2020. Ben McCarthy, employment law writer at Croner-i details the background behind the new leave as well as the entitlement and notification procedure.