10 things to consider before becoming a Sleep Practitioner
London School of Childcare Studies
by Kris Kasperkiewicz
3w ago
1. Education & Training: The education and training you require are vital to establishing a legitimate and trustworthy business. Ensure you obtain adequate education and training in sleep science and behaviours. This can be done through courses, certifications or other relevant training programs. Many of these courses can be carried out online making them more accessible for you to carry out and in a flexible way. Being able to share your education with prospective parents is a powerful tool for them to feel they are using an ‘expert’ and someone who has the skills and knowledge they requ ..read more
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Small Children or Wrap Around Care?
London School of Childcare Studies
by Apira
8M ago
When starting any business of your own, you have choices and decisions about who your audience will be—in this case, who you will care for.  A significant deciding factor for childminders is the hours they would like to work and the age of the children they feel most comfortable with. Early Years Childcare Register If you feel you would like to grow your childminding business around children of pre-school age and wish to keep your space open throughout the day and during school holidays, this may be the best option for you.  Caring for children who are aged from birth to 5, means you ..read more
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A new reason to get your child to do their chores!
London School of Childcare Studies
by Apira
8M ago
Most parents have engaged in a battle with their children at one time or another to get them to do their chores. Now, new information has emerged that parents can use to convince the young ones that doing their chores is going to be good for them.  A recent study, led by PhD candidate Deanna Tepper and published in Australian Occupational Therapy, found that regular chores were associated with better executive functions—planning, self-regulation, switching between tasks and remembering instructions. The study also showed that in addition to keeping the rooms tidy and the house r ..read more
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Working and studying in the UK after Brexit
London School of Childcare Studies
by LSCS
1y ago
Many people ask us about whether and how Brexit has affected what they’ll have to do to come to the UK to study for the NCFE CACHE Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Workforce / Early Years Educator qualifications that we offer. Of course, many people have good economic reasons to study childcare courses. UK qualifications make it much easier to find work in the UK’s childcare sector, and having a valid qualification can in turn make it easier to get a work-based visa later. Without valid childcare qualifications, UK employers may not even give your CV a second look. So, it’s not surprising t ..read more
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The Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi Education Approach
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by Libby Herbert
1y ago
There were many pioneers of Early Years education. We will be sharing the stories of a number of influential figures in our next few newsletters. Today we are looking at Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi. Who Was He? Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi is a Hungarian-American psychologist. He is most well known for his work in the study of happiness and creativity. He has authored many books and hundreds of articles. He created the concept of flow. At the age of 16, he had the opportunity to hear Carl Jung speak which left a big impression on him. He was the Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Management at C ..read more
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The Donald Winnicott Approach
London School of Childcare Studies
by Libby Herbert
1y ago
There were many pioneers of Early Years education and today we are looking at Donald Winnicott. Who Was He? Donald Winnicott was an English psychoanalyst and paediatrician who was extremely influential in developmental psychology and the field of object relations theory. He was known for his thoughts on stages of development, holding environment, true self, and false self among other theories. He was born to a prosperous family however he often felt oppressed by his mother in comparison to the freedom and creativity his father granted him. He studied at Cambridge and also joined the Royal Na ..read more
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The Magda Gerber Education Approach
London School of Childcare Studies
by Libby Herbert
1y ago
There were many pioneers of Early Years education. We have been sharing the stories of a number of influential figures and today we are looking at Magda Gerber. Who Was She? Magda Gerber was an early childhood educator from the United States.  Born in Hungary, she was educated at the Sorbonne in Paris and eventually emigrated to the United States. She is best known for teaching both parents and caregivers how to understand babies and how to interact with them from birth. She coined the terms Educaring® and Educarer® which refers to a parent or another caregiver and how they should both ed ..read more
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The Erik Erikson Education Approach
London School of Childcare Studies
by Libby Herbert
1y ago
There were many pioneers of Early Years education. We will be sharing the stories of a number of influential figures in our next few newsletters. Today we are looking at Erik Erikson. Who Was He? Erik Erikson was a German-American developmental psychologist and psychoanalyst who is perhaps best known for his theory on the psychological development of human beings. In his twenties, he was invited to Vienna to tutor art at the Burlingham-Rosenfeld School. The children who studied there were undergoing analysis by famous neurologist and psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud’s daughter Anna. Anna Freud happ ..read more
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The Lev Vygotsky Education Approach
London School of Childcare Studies
by Libby Herbert
1y ago
There were many pioneers of Early Years education and today we are looking at Lev Vygotsky. Who Was He? Lev Vygotsky was a Soviet psychologist who was best known for his work on psychological development in children. He died at a young age but has had a lasting influence on psychology ever since. He had a belief that social interaction plays a critical role in children’s learning and observed how culture could influence their process of learning. Vygotsky wrote six books on psychology topics within a ten-year with some centred on child development and education issues. He passed away at the y ..read more
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The Difference Between a Nanny and a Childminder
London School of Childcare Studies
by Libby Herbert
1y ago
Where some may believe the role is one of the same, there are differences as shown below. A Nanny is someone who is paid to come into your house and look after your children. They will have set hours in your home and will usually have a routine that they keep to. They will usually only look after your children, no others. A Nanny is generally employed by the parents which allows them certain rights such as annual holiday, maternity leave, and all other benefits an employee has from a company. A childminder looks after children in their own setting and is paid to look after a few different chil ..read more
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