I was delighted to contribute to this article in the Guardian newspaper.
In this new podcast series, I’ll be interviewing a range of Early Years leaders – from the UK and further afield.
These leaders will include managers, senior staff, head teachers, directors, childminders, owners and other educators whose practice and/or approach is inspiring and should be shared.
The beauty of these podcasts is that you can listen to them anywhere: on your phone, tablet or computer – it’s literally training on the go!
Podcasts can also be shared more widely, such as for induction programmes, training days and staff meetings.
I’ve also produced a reflective log that supports professional development, where listeners can record their reflections and state how they may act on what they’ve listened to in order to improve their practice. If you would like to complete the reflection and receive a certificate to demonstrate your commitment to professional development please email admin@LauraHenryConsultancy.com and we will email you the reflection and issue you […]
I am delighted with the review of my Children’s Book, Jo-Jo and Gran-Gran, All in a Week in the recent edition of NMT!
Personalised Induction Programme
Laura has created a unique induction programme for Early Years settings. Included within this reflective programme are documents for the line manager to use and a reflective document where the member of staff should state their understanding and knowledge of the setting’s values, policies and procedures, national legislation and guidance. There is also a unique document where Laura has cross-referenced the Common Core to the Early Years Foundation Stage.
Documents included in the programme:
Induction programme for the employee – example
Induction programme for the employee
Induction programme outline
Annual declaration form
Common core and EYFS
Please click here for more information
A brief clip of an interview that I did last year in Dubai at the GESS education show.
Please click on link to view:
The annual Micro Biz Matters Day takes place on Friday 13th January, 2017, and to celebrate I’m sharing 13 of my business tips, as part of the #MicroBizMattersDay (@MicroBizMatters) #IGave13 campaign.
A massive thank you to Tony Robinson (@TonyRobinsonOBE) and Tina Boden (@microBizGirl) for everything they do for micro businesses in the UK and internationally.
Follow your passion and heart
Attend local, national and international networking events
Remember the three Cs: Connect, Collaborate and Care
Use social media positively and frequently
Know your worth, define your brand and USP
Know your niche and own it
Be generous with your time and protect your time
Work/life-balance; make time for family and friends
Set realistic goals and expectations
Be polite, positive and kind, it can be tough as a micro business
Come out of your comfort zone
Take part in Micro Biz Matters Day events
Finally, remember to smile!
Follow the conversation on Twitter: @MicroBizMatters
I was delighted to be invited to speak on the Mark Forrest show, discussing Early Years and parenting.
I will be visiting both Streatham and Clapham libraries to retell the story from her debut story book Jo-Jo and Gran-Gran- All in a Week, A beautiful intergenerational story between a young child and her grandmother; their very special bond and how they both count down the days to when they will next meet.
Copies of the book will be available to purchase on the day at a discounted price of £7.99, and I will be happy to sign them. An ideal Christmas Present!
Click here for further information on Jo-Jo and Gran-Gran:
Streatham Library: Wednesday 14th December – 10.45 am
63 Streatham High Road, Streatham, London, SW16 1PN
Clapham Library: Friday 16th December – 10.30 am
Mary Seacole Centre, 91 Clapham High Street, London, SW4 7DB
Delighted to have been a judge again at the (Please click here for information regarding the evening and photographs) Nursery World Awards, present an award and receive an award for my colleague Jan White, in my role as Vice President, of The British Association for Early Childhood Education.
Hosted by Dave Benson Phillips and a big thank you to the Mark Allen team for organising yet again an inspiring evening.
Jo-Jo and Gran-Gran is a fresh, new book series based on a pre-school child and her grandmother, showing the special and loving relationship that they have.
Jo-Jo and Gran-Gran All in a Week (first book), depicts Jo-Jo and Gran-Gran counting down the days until they see each other.
Jo-Jo and Gran-Gran is an intergenerational book and colleagues say that they love the way it reminds them of their own relationship with their grandparents, making the book emotive and appealing to both children and adults alike.
The idea of Jo-Jo and Gran-Gran is loosely based on Laura’s relationship with her own grandmother.
“As a grandparent myself it demonstrates the adorable bond between a grandmother and her grandchild, and the deep-rooted love this relationship brings.”
Sue Jones, grandmother and CEO of Evolution Childcare
“Laura has skilfully captured the depth of a relationship between generations. Children and carers alike will love turning the pages of this book together and relate to […]