Tricia Wellings

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Are there benefits to Continuing Professional Development?

We’re often asked if we can pinpoint the benefits of CPD so we have put together some of our thoughts on the key principles and benefits of CPD… Individuals and settings should be committed to improve and learn CPD or continuous professional development is both an individual responsibility and a responsibility of the employer. Every …

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Self-evaluation – Don’t Throw the Baby Out with the Bath Water

As you will know the Ofsted SEF is no longer available to submit online and we have spent much time here at MBK debating this and the consequences for small settings and groups. Whilst self-evaluation is very much required as part of the legislation this has never had to be written down and this is …

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Why don’t schools use early years settings’ transition documents?

We have been working with schools a lot recently (mostly because of this product) and the question I wanted to get an answer to above all else was: “Nurseries spend a lot of time on each child’s learning journey and report, yet they feel like the reception teacher doesn’t always read them, why is this?” We asked …

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