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20th July 2021

Life at Connect with Lewis Rennison

Connect Childcare – Staff spotlight Here at Connect Childcare, each and every one of us is passionate about the Early Years (EY) sector and about developing management software that improves the lives of children, globally. In order to shine the spotlight on our wonderful team, we’ve created an employee Q&A series, enabling our readers to…

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3rd June 2021

Lancashire-based Connect Childcare continues growth trajectory with 55% boost to workforce

Nelson-headquartered nursery management software specialist Connect Childcare has appointed 27 new staff members since the start of the financial year – boosting its overall workforce by 55% to 75 – as the software firm targets 20,000 more nursery settings and a £6.5m increase in sales by the end of 2023. Following a £4 million investment…

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15th July 2021

What role does payment innovation play in the early years sector?

There’s no denying that the pandemic has thrown up a sea of challenges for the early years (EY) sector – and resilience and adaptability have played key roles in helping settings to jump over the hurdles and keep going. Yet, while there’s been lots of dialogue in the media surrounding how childcare providers physically adapted…

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13th July 2021

Seeing Green in the Early Years

Guest blog from June O’Sullivan During lockdown, the world seemed a very depressing place. It was all about a lack of hope and how children and families were under immense pressure.   As the leader of an organisation that wants to change the world one child at a time, I was uncomfortable with the sense of…

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6th July 2021

Implementing the revised EYFS in your setting

EYFS Series Part 6: Welcome to part 6 of the EYFS Series we are running to support you with the EYFS reforms which come into play in September. Today we’ve got a Q&A with experienced Early Years Consultant and trainer, Penny Cartwright. We asked Penny some of your pressing HOW questions when it comes to…

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15th June 2021

Some thoughts on pedagogy and curriculum – what do we want our children to learn?

EYFS Series Part 5: Welcome to part 5 of the EYFS Series we are running to support you with the EYFS reforms which come into play in September. In today’s article, our customer David Wright, Owner of Paint Pots Preschool & Nursery – shares his thoughts on pedagogy and curriculum. Further down the page you…

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14th June 2021

Feel Prepared for the EYFS

EYFS Series Part 4: Welcome to part 4 of the EYFS Series we are running to support you with the EYFS reforms which come into play in September. In today’s article, we look back on the webinar we held last week with the wonderful Sue Asquith – all about helping you feel prepared! Catch up…

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10th June 2021

Four reasons to enter the NMT National Nursery Awards

With the submissions deadline for The NMT National Nursery Awards looming, we are encouraging our network of nursery leaders to enter.  Resources are often stretched in Early Years Settings and putting yourself forward for business awards is not always the top of the agenda. That’s why we’ve pulled together four reasons why entering an award…

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