Parenta Magazine

Every month we bring together a collection of articles relating to the childcare industry, utilising experts in the form of our guest authors who provide an insight into their specialist topics. Give it a read, share it with colleagues and friends. We hope you enjoy it.

Hello and welcome to the October edition of the Parenta magazine!

The year is flying by, and autumn is practically upon us. We can soon look forward to the leaves changing colour and cosy evenings indoors. Don’t forget, the clocks go back at the end of the month, meaning British Summer Time ends - bringing darker afternoons, but also lighter mornings! 

In this month’s magazine, don’t miss industry heavyweight June O’Sullivan’s fantastic article “Sustaining the future of the early years – and beyond”. June gives us the benefit of her wealth of experience and incredible insight into how we can think more holistically about sustainability - not only just within our settings, but in our own and surrounding environments too - it’s never too late to start thinking about how we can help!

We also welcome with open arms into the Parenta family another new guest author, Helen Lumgair, and we are celebrating with a book giveaway for you! Turn to page 30 for her “Hope of Story” article where you will be swept away in her fabulous theories of the wonders of story-telling and be in with a chance of winning her fantastic book “Using Stories to Support Learning and Development in Early Childhood.”

Yet again, we have such a wonderful array of advice this month from so many industry experts: Gina Bale guides us with developing movements to improve physical literacy, Joanna Grace talks to us about the word “No”, Katharine Tate, the Food Teacher, educates us in nutrition and gives us a very tasty recipe for mackerel pate, Ruth Mercer discusses supervision and how to tackle this potential challenge in your setting, and Frances Turnbull looks at the ELGs and how to musically manage self.

As always, everything you read in our magazine is written to help you with the efficient running of your setting and to promote the health, happiness and well-being of the children in your care.

Please feel free to share the magazine with friends, parents and colleagues – they can sign up to receive their own copy here!

Please continue to stay safe everyone and remember to put your clocks back on 31st October!








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