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Handy Guides Written For You

We’ve put together some handy free guides below to cover some of the common challenges you face whilst working in childcare – both for childcare practitioners and business owners. Just select one which interests you to find out more.

How to go paperless... and be on 'cloud nine'!

A guide to help you with off-the-job training in your setting

Build your study haven

Safeguard the staff in your setting

10 common myths about Ofsted inspections

A Guide to GDPR for Nurseries

How to get paid on time

Top 5 insider nursery tips to impress prospective parents

How to… choose the right Nursery Management Software for your setting

How to…Choose the correct EYFS learning journey software for your setting

Make your childminding business more professional

Breeze through your childcare qualification

7 essential tips to build and manage a great team

Blogging for beginners

How to… Market your setting

How to... prepare for an Ofsted inspection

Top tips for EYFS activities in your setting

How to... Help parents participate

How to... Get more visitors to your website

How to... Prepare for an observation

How to... Promote British values at your setting

The importance of DBS checks in your setting

How to... Hire your perfect apprentice

The importance of having a blog

How to... Avoid spreading disease in your setting

How to... Soothe a restless baby

How to… Extend children’s learning through effective questioning

How to... Create a language-rich environment within your setting

Radicalisation and Prevent duty - all you need to know

Safeguarding your apprentices in the modern workplace

EYFS and British Values

What is classed as ‘off-the-job’ training?

Ten top tips to support parents with their child’s first day at nursery

Equality and Diversity... And how you can promote it in your setting

Tips for discussing Coronavirus with the children in your setting

The importance of CPD in early years & how to implement it in your setting

How to… Support your staff and apprentices with Special Educational Needs (SEN)

How to... Enhance children’s learning and development using sustained shared thinking

The Importance of attachment and how to promote it in your setting

How to... Encourage children’s participation: ensuring a good balance between adult-led and child-led activities

How to... Encourage children’s participation: ensuring a good balance between adult-led and child-led activities

How to… Support children’s positive behaviour

How to develop effective relationships in early years

How to... Develop effective relationships in early years

The importance of career progression and development

How To Guide… Motivate and organise

How To… Motivate and organise yourself for both personal and career development

Developing systematic phonics

Developing systematic phonics

Developing, maintaining and enhancing health and well-being for you and your team

Developing, maintaining and enhancing health and well-being for you and your team

Budgeting and money skills

Budgeting and money skills

How to prepare the children in your care for change and transition

How to prepare the children in your care for change and transition

How to promote healthy
eating in your setting

Reflective - and reflexive
- practice in early years
childcare

Safeguarding children

The importance of
observations in childcare

The importance of
personal growth and development

Supporting children with literacy and maths – how can we raise the standard

The importance of child-led learning

The importance of a mentor and how to support your staff

How to manage anxiety and stress in your setting

Staff development strategies and career progression

How to support your children, learners and staff over the situation in Ukraine

How to hire your perfect apprentice

How to hire your perfect apprentice

How to make changes in your setting to help save our planet

The importance of ‘going digital’, and using online software in your setting

Your essential well-being toolkit

Exam anxiety tips you won’t want to miss!

Employing and supporting staff with learning difficulties and SEND

Supporting our learners: peer-on-peer abuse, consent, & healthy relationships

Simplify planning, policies and procedures

How to plan effectively

The importance of play in development

Different ways of learning and multisensory approaches

 Mental Health - Dealing with bereavement

Managing the menopause at work: a guide for setting managers and staff

Encouraging STEM and STEAM in your setting

Life Skills...Emotional Intelligence

Healthy eating and healthy finances over the festive season

All you need to know about... Health and Safety in your childcare setting

Furlough: The new F word

The legal requirements of running a childminding setting

How to be GDPR compliant

How to be Ofsted ready

Starting your childminding business

Starting your childminding business

What is 'Google Business Profile' and why do you need it?

Mentoring in the workplace

Life Skills...Critical and Creative Thinking

Starting your childminding business

How to manage workplace challenges in early years settings

Coping with stress at work and home

Resourcefulness - helping yourself with your career progression

Teamwork and Collaboration

Starting your childminding business

Communication and Interpersonal Skills

Starting your childminding business
Ofsted strategy 2022-27 - all you need to know for your early years setting
Starting your childminding business
Mental Health & Well-being: Children and Staff
Starting your childminding business
Building resilience... all you need to know
Starting your childminding business

Meaningful inclusion in the EYFS with Dr Sarah Moseley

Starting your childminding business

Feel More Positive When Dealing With Criticism

Starting your childminding business

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI)

Starting your childminding business

The essential guide to 360-degree feedback and professional discussions

Starting your childminding business

Managing your work-life balance: essential reading for apprentices

Starting your childminding business

Different ways of learning and the importance of improvement

Starting your childminding business

Elevate Your Early Years Adventure with these Off-The-Job Training Tips

Starting your childminding business

Nurturing Young Minds: Embracing a Child-Centred Approach to Early Years Pedagogies

Starting your childminding business

Mastering Conflict: Your Ultimate Guide to Boosting Confidence and Assertiveness

Starting your childminding business

Cultivating Healthy Children Through Nutrition and Gardening

Starting your childminding business

Make your money go further – the essential guide for early years settings!

Starting your childminding business

15 Tips to Secure Funding for Childcare Survival in Times of Crisis

Starting your childminding business

Safeguarding during the festive break

Staying compliant with the EYFS

Integrating the new EYFS curriculum into lesson planning

Effective Planning in Early Years: Mastering Time and Organisational Skills

Effective Planning in Early Years: Mastering Time and Organisational Skills

Effective Planning in Early Years: Mastering Time and Organisational Skills

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Early Years Education – Career and Salary Expectations how to guide.

Building a Thriving Early Years Career While Enhancing Your Salary

Nurturing Empathy Practical Strategies for Early Years Educators

Nurturing Empathy: Practical Strategies for Early Years Educators.

Creating a Supportive Environment for Mental Health and Well-being in Early Years

Creating a Supportive Environment for Mental Health and Well-being in Early Years.

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Sustainable Practices for Early Years Educators

Parenta - Your definitive guide to staff-to-child ratios

Your Definitive Guide To Staff-To-Child Ratios.

A Comprehensive Guide to Level 3 Childcare Apprenticeships

A Comprehensive Guide to Level 3 Childcare Apprenticeships

Parenta - Inclusive Practices in Early Years Education By Dr Sarah Moseley

Inclusive Practices in Early Years Education: By Dr Sarah Moseley

COVER An overview of Ofsted’s “Best start in life” research review

An overview of Ofsted’s “Best start in life” research review

Parenta H2G Front cover A Comprehensive Guide to Self-Evaluation for Early Years Practitioners

A Comprehensive Guide to Self-Evaluation for Early Years Practitioners

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