Observation, Assessment and Planning
Observation – Looking and listening Alert observation – looking and listening – is a crucial part of being an adult who will be helpful to young children. Parents are most supportive of their children when they notice what is happening and adjust what they, the adults, do in response to what has interested their child….
The future for nursery training
Why is watching video so successful for early years training? Here at Siren we’ve always been convinced of the power that video can have on childcare and early years training. We wouldn’t have spent over 30 years capturing so many quality sequences for observation other wise. So when this report from Ofsted came out a while ago…
How do children learn most effectively?
If we focus on what children do best we can take the strengths of human behaviour and with knowledge of theory and practice help children become confident life long learners. Research shows that children can take responsibility for their own learning in a way not thought possible 10 years ago. Encouraging children to be independent learners…
The Role of Movement and Physicality for Babies
“Movement is an integral part of life from the moment of conception until death, and a child’s experience of movement will play a pivotal part in shaping his personality, his feelings, and his achievements. Learning is not just about reading, writing and maths. These are higher abilities that are built upon the integrity of…
What makes children happy?
What makes children happy? Ever wondered how happy your child is and what they worry about? Do you sit down and talk to your children about the future? A recent study has delved into the minds of 2000 children and the results are reassuring and rather interesting. Read more here …