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Recruiting Men in Early Years

New Guide Calls on Employers to Rope in More Men into Early Years

The MITEY (Men In The Early Years) Guide to Recruiting Men into Early Years Education calls on early years employers to take ‘active measures’ to recruit more men to address the current recruitment crisis and double the talent pool in … Continue Reading

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Creative advent activities for kids

Advent Activities for EYFS

Looking to steer children away from an overdose of chocolates that come camouflaged as advent calendars? Here are some brilliant DIY ideas to add a good sprinkle of excitement and Christmas magic to advent activities this year. Advent from around … Continue Reading

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After School Payment Collection

How to Speed Up Your After School Payment Collection?

Asking for payments is never easy. But when you have a business to run and bills to pay, you can’t be left out of pocket for long. Here is a look at some of the best practices to speed up … Continue Reading

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Sustained Shared Thinking for early years foundation stage (EYFS)

What is Sustained Shared Thinking All About?

Sustained Shared Thinking. Another fancy term for something most educational practitioners do at their setting every day? Well, it is mentioned as one of the Characteristics of Effective Learning in the guidance for the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), and … Continue Reading

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Parent referral scheme for childcare centres

How to Get Started with a Parent Referral Program for Your Childcare Centre?

Referral marketing is acknowledged as one of the most credible forms of advertising these days. According to a Nielsen Trust Survey, a whopping 92% of customers trust recommendations from their family and friends, over any other type of advertising. However, … Continue Reading

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Top 3 Things Childcare Providers Hate About Invoicing 

Creating each invoice from scratch Varying booking patterns, ad-hoc sessions, cancellations, late fees, funded hours…whew! It can be an absolute nightmare hopping between spreadsheets, Word documents and a pile of paper records – making the calculations and typing out individual … Continue Reading

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Cheqdin Childcare News October 2019

Cheqdin Childcare Digest – October 2019

With the Halloween Brexit staved off, and the UK set for yet another general election, this month could be setting the stage for some rather radical changes for the early years sector. From a likely overhaul of the Ofsted to … Continue Reading

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Rules based invoicing for after school clubs and early years

But, What does Rules-Based Invoicing Really Mean?

We have been talking quite a lot about our rules-based Invoicing lately because we are, well, just so proud of how it’s all shaped up. When we first built our invoicing system, the whole idea was to set the entire … Continue Reading

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Early years providers doing more paperwork than required

Early Years Providers Producing More Paperwork than Necessary

The vast majority of early years providers in the UK are producing more paperwork than required, according to a recent survey. The study carried out by Early Years Alliance in conjunction with the Department of Education and Ofsted has revealed … Continue Reading

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In the Moment Planning or child initiated play

A Quick Guide to In the Moment Planning

The structure that comes with clearly planned out lessons and activity is comforting to many. But, chaotic as it might sound, ‘In the moment planning’ (ITMP) comes with its own merits and is slowly making its way back to early … Continue Reading

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