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  1. Hi all, Following on from this our Governors are still keen for our new setting to be wifi free but have been invited to build my case and investigate further. Are there any other settings in East Sussex or Kent that have deliberately chosen to be wifi free that would be willing to let me visit or would share the benefits and drawbacks they've come across? Has any setting ever experienced a parental comment about the use of wifi in a nursery setting? Many thanks.
  2. Hi Steve, I have asked for a meeting with the Governors to discuss their wifi concerns and will ask for their evidence which I'm happy to forward to you for your information. It's great to hear that there's an apple offline version in development so we'll be able to continue our long association with Tapestry Many thanks
  3. Dear Tapestry and fellow 'Weavers', Our setting is currently in the exciting phase of planning a brand new purpose built nursery setting; however I've been advised by our Governors that due to concerns with the impact of radiation on young people's development that we will not have access to wifi or be able to use any form of 3G devices in our new building. We will hard-wired Ethernet cable for internet access so will be able to use laptops but will lose our current freedom to update Tapestry on the go with our ipads! Has anyone else found this a consideration? I understand that there has been legislation in France, Canada and Russia to ban wifi in nurseries but if such changes are heading our way this is going to impact most of us Tapestry users. My view is that my team will need additional PPA time to enable them to upload photos and update Tapestry via the cabled laptops, which will have a knock-on financial impact. Do you have any other ideas how we could make this work for us? We have been using Tapestry for many years and would be upset to lose it now! Thank you!
  4. Have you advertised your vacancy on this forum?
  5. Are any of your current or previous parents early years qualified and looking for some work? Are you using Tapestry to reduce paperwork for the keypersons? Have you advertised your vacancy in the job section of the forum? We've also had poor responses to job adverts and there seems fewer early years students at our local colleges too! I hope something turns up for you.

    That's so sad. We had a similar situation and were able to access a local bereavement charity http://www.fsncharit...dragonflies.htm who were able to offer some advice and support to the setting and staff in addition to supporting the family after we'd gently signposted them to the charity for additional support. We were also able to borrow a bereavement case of resources from the Early Years, Childcare and Extended Schools Service, East Sussex County Council which had reference books as well as appropriate children's books about all types of bereavement. Even if you're not in East Sussex, your county dept might have similar support they could offer? The advice that we had from Dragonflies was to be consistent and honest with the child about the situation which can be tricky depending on the families wishes. Take care.