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LKeyteach last won the day on November 1

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About LKeyteach

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  • Birthday 07/10/61

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    Epsom Surrey
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    Having now completed my degree and having achieved Early Years Professional Status, I am now able to enjoy my family. I have membership of Wisley and enjoy the gardens (although I am no gardener).<br />I have a passion for cooking with children, which I try to do as much at nursery as I can.

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    Nursery practitioner

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  1. Thank you for this. Makes sense about slope and colour of background. Think it is this kind of help I want to start with while I wait to get the other sevices in.
  2. Hi All Just looking for support with one of our little treasures. She is a rising 4 year old and has been wearing glasses since little. She had a check up yesterday and Mum is distraught. Her prescription has gone up 3 points in each eye with the right eye being more severe. The lenses of her glasses at present are really thick so can only imagine that the next pair are going to be thicker. This worries Mum. Little Treasure is bright and will play in all parts of the nursery, she is not too keen on noises but other than that she engages in everything. Mum reports that her left eye is doing all the work and that the patches have not worked so she is going to be putting eye drops in to stop the good eye working in the hope that the other eye will strengthen. My question is what can I do to support? I am imaging that by putting things to the left of her will mean that her right eye will have to track in that direction and will help strengthen the muscle. Would I be right in thinking this? I am going to google and find out more but thought that some of you may have had this experience and would like to share.
  3. Forum Update

    Always good to have something to put your feet up on!
  4. Forum Update

    Not that I have used it that much but is there still a chat room?
  5. Forum Update

    Oh How lovely. I have been exploring for the last day or so (been away would you believe) but I think your words of shiny and new are exactly what has happened. Thank you to all you of you involved, you have done a great job.
  6. Level 1 students

    At level 1 she might need repetitive tasks. Could she prepare snack? Sorry bit late at night can't think what other type tasks could be included. I had level 1 student she did not have English and her culture didn't recognise childrens independence. A bit different from your situation.
  7. OFSTED complaint

    Yes. A good luck from me. Look at the judgements and look how you can put them write. It is the only positive way forward. Let us know how we can help.
  8. I watched the debate live on parliament tv and the Champagne Nursery group also posted the discussion they had after the debate with Goodwill. He is not listening and he does not understand our stuggle to make ends meet. During the debate he said that he had not heard of any nursery that was not adequately funded. If you feel that way you should write and tell him. My letter is drafted and will be sent this week. I don't think it will change anything other than his ability to say all nurseries are happy and give him a lot of reading practice.
  9. It could be sensory feedback is coming from things he crashes into or falls onto. This is going to take time to unpick. Perhaps having a blanket that you can tightly wrap him in will help establish his body awareness. Get him to gently rub his arms his legs again may stimulate his body awareness.
  10. Coping with change

    Ofcourse the easy answer by making your team think it was their idea in first place is how to win it. However the art of how to do that..... Still working on it.
  11. Stretched Offer

    30 funded hours are for 38 weeks. So parents who work full time can have their 30 hours stretched over 50 weeks. (Think different LAs mau do 51 weeks) I think works out at about 20 hours each week. Soz don't have calculator. Your family therefore will get max of 20 ish hours. Remember it is 30 hours for 38 weeks.
  12. Citation - worth the money?

    Don't use citation but did have them in for quote and to see if I had anything missing. I am not sure they are worth the money. For H & S think we have pretty much got a good idea of what we are doing. Not to mention that eyfs has in past been quite explicit. We may not have to do risk assessments but we had it drilled into us a while ago so no I don't think so for H & S. Can't remember do they offer HR too. I use my banks service which is quite expensive but has been worth the cost when I have needed advice on disciplinary issues. But if I remember rightly citation offered that too.
  13. Funding question

    Oh I don't think I was aware. Better check my provider agreement.