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Wildflowers last won the day on April 14 2017

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  • Your interest in Foundation Stage education
    Nursery practitioner
  1. Ofsted online SEF ends April 2018

    I was going to update the SEF over this half term break, so am relieved that I don't have to - and to not have to see it on the To Do List! However, I liked to have some control over an inspection by knowing that the inspector had read beforehand about what we do and why, and what we have done and intend to do to improve.
  2. s a t p i n

    If so, then you could and 'pip' and 'tit' and get 18 CVCs. Oh, 'nan' could be added too, so 19. 'Sain' is a CVC, if 'ai' is considered a vocal (a sound, not a letter), but the rest are CCVC etc. 'Ants' is missing, and if the same letter could be used twice, then also 'saints' and 'paints'. (There is some form filling avoidance going on here, for the EYNFF... The County Council has sent me a reminder!)
  3. s a t p i n

    Wow! I've found a few more, so got 23 - 17 cvc and 6 vc: is, as, an, pan, tan, nap, sap, tap, at, pat, sat, in, pin, tin, sin, it, nit, pit, sit, tit, nip, pip, tip
  4. s a t p i n

    I edited my first post, as you can see, because I discovered that I missed 'is'!
  5. s a t p i n

    14 cvc
  6. s a t p i n

    I came up with 19 (including vc)
  7. Secondary teacher in ratios?

    I wrote to Ofsted and got this reply: The National College for Teaching and Leadership is responsible for determining which qualifications are considered relevant under the Early Years Framework or Childcare Register Requirements. The Department for Education has made a list of these qualification available at its website, which you can access here: Early Years Qualification List. Should you have queries regarding this list please contact the Department for Education on: 0370 000 2288
  8. Secondary teacher in ratios?

    But the knowledge and understanding needed to support young children's development and learning is so different from that needed for teenagers!
  9. Secondary teacher in ratios?

    A supply agency tells me that a person with a secondary qualification is counted as qualified for early years. I said that to my knowledge they are not. They claim that they checked this and had it confirmed, so sent us a secondary teacher. I'm paying much to meet legal requirements, when I could have worked with an able parent or someone else I know without a qualification.
  10. Measurement

    Just realised that lesson planning for a Reception class is very different from providing spontaneous learning opportunities to a a few Reception-aged children and older nursery children in a preschool...
  11. Measurement

    I often point out (in real life or surprising contexts) how something is both longer and thinner / shorter and thicker or bigger and lighter / smaller and heavier etc, and that something that is tall can be long. We have opaque water bottles which we sometimes use to compare amount of water and weight, to use language as 'more, less, the most, the least' and 'lighter than', 'as heavy as' etc.
  12. Neglect toolkit

    "The toolkit is being given a ‘soft launch’ across both Hampshire and IOW for the next three months. During that time we are keen that professionals have the opportunity to test and review the toolkit, and provide us with feedback on all aspects including content, layout and overall user-friendliness. We are particularly keen on your feedback on whether there are gaps or things missing, as well as receive content and documents from agencies to be uploaded into the toolkit."
  13. "The toolkit is available via the link below and has been designed to support the strategy, and provide professionals with some useful tools to inform their work with children and families. The toolkit provides a range of information including guidance, evidenced based practice reports, downloadable versions of the neglect thresholds chart and indicator matrix’s, case studies, training handouts and material, and some practical tools and prompts." http://www.hampshiresafeguardingchildrenboard.org.uk/professionals/neglect/practical-tools/day-in-my-life-pre-school-child/ The Hampshire Safeguarding Children Board is asking for feedback on whether there are gaps or things missing, as well as to receive content and documents from agencies to be uploaded into the toolkit. hscb@hants.gov.uk.
  14. 2 year olds

    Long day for me too - and got a cold! So, if you accept 2 1/2 year olds, you don't need to do anything.
  15. 2 year olds

    More staff (1 to 4 children), a large supply of spare nappies, eyes in your neck and plenty of patience.