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10th May 2024

Safeguarding Children’s Data in the Childcare Sector

Improving data protection involves a combination of technological advancements, regulatory measures, and individual responsibility. This blog includes useful tips for childcare providers to improve their data protection practices.

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6th May 2024

Unlocking Your Setting’s Potential: Leadership & Management in the EYFS

Guest blog: Jamie Victoria, The Childcare Guru In a rush? Skip to the section you’d like to read… Leaders lead from the centre, not the front What do leaders and managers need to know about the EYFS? Leadership and management judgement on inspections Bring out the best in your team Top tips What do leaders and…

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4th May 2024

Proposed Changes to the EYFS: Safeguarding

In the early years sector, safeguarding children is paramount and is a big responsibility for all early years educators. The Department for Education (DfE) recognises this critical need and is taking proactive steps to enhance the safeguarding requirements within the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) framework. As they launch a consultation on proposed changes, it’s…

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3rd May 2024

 Introducing Connect Childcare’s Referral Program

We’re thrilled to announce the launch of our referral program, designed to reward our valued customers for spreading the word about our innovative solutions. Read on to discover how you can join and start earning rewards today! Why have we created a referral program? At Connect Childcare, we understand the power of collaboration among early…

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2nd May 2024

Strategies for Effective Parent Partnerships in Childcare Settings

In early years education, the phrase “parent partnerships” crops up often. But why are these partnerships such a big deal in childcare settings? Well, to begin with, forming strong partnerships with both parents and carers allows educators to provide high-quality early years education and learning opportunities that meet Ofsted requirements. Plus,  research tells us that…

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1st May 2024

Getting Ready for the New Academic Year – Is it Time to Update your Nursery Menus?

8-step plan to update nursery menus
1. Evaluate Current Nursery Menus
2. Review Nutritional Guidelines
3. Consult Nutrition Experts
4. Brainstorm Menu Ideas
5. Plan Weekly Menus
6. Engage Parents and Staff
7. Track Children’s Meal Consumption
8. Continuous Improvement

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28th April 2024

Navigating Nursery Enquiries: 8 Tips for Effective Management

In the competitive landscape of early years education, effectively managing nursery enquiries is crucial for attracting new families and ensuring the success of your childcare setting. Whether it’s a phone call, email enquiry, or in-person visit, every interaction with a potential parent presents an opportunity to showcase your nursery’s unique offerings and values.  As we…

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26th April 2024

The Role of Nursery Management Software in Early Years Education

Today, the embrace of digital platforms has become increasingly common among nurseries and childcare providers. Adopting nursery management software is momentous in this shift, offering a varied approach to streamlining operations, alleviating administrative burdens, and reclaiming valuable time otherwise consumed by paperwork. Yet, beneath the surface, the significance of nursery management software extends far beyond…

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