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Registered childminder training available in eight additional languages as well as English

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  • Wednesday, May 26, 2004
Registered childminder training is to be available in eight additional languages as well as English. The National Childminding Association has had its training course, Introducing Childminding Practice (ICP), translated into Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, Gujerati, Punjabi, Somali, Turkish and Urdu. Charles Rice, NCMA director of training, development and quality assurance, said the move would 'make the pre-registration childminding training course even more accessible to people from a diverse range of backgrounds, creating an inclusive workforce'. He added, 'We hope this will encourage more people to consider a career as a registered childminder.' The course materials in all eight languages are available on a single CD for course providers, Early Years Development and Childcare Partnerships and colleges.

Project guide: size

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  • Wednesday, May 26, 2004
This project recognises that: * settings should be constantly resourced and organised in such a way as to offer learning opportunities across all areas of the Foundation Stage curriculum

Centres need a strategy

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  • Wednesday, May 19, 2004
By Stephen Burke, director of the Daycare Trust The Chancellor's Budget announcement of funding for 1,700 children's centres in England, ahead of July's spending review, is a sure sign that children's centres are an idea whose time has come.

Hot and cold

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  • Wednesday, May 19, 2004
Let temperatures rise with a focus on winter and summer 1 Summer and winter

Finer feelings

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  • Wednesday, May 19, 2004
Plan a range of collaborative activities that explore what is good and bad about being happy and sad By the age of three or four years old, most children have acquired an awareness of themselves as a separate personality from their peers and are beginning to be able to identify the similarities and differences in their likes and dislikes that connect them to and distinguish them from their friends. Practitioners can help children develop learning partnerships with each other.

Secret agents

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  • Wednesday, May 12, 2004
Set up a Spy Academy at your after-school club and the children won't want to go home, says Deborah Sharpe. Here she shows what popular games she uses to get the children on the trail of Sylvester Slime, Master Criminal of the underworld... 'stop. Password please.''Baked Beans.' 'Enter. Welcome to Spy Academy.'

Council campaigns to outlaw bullying

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  • Wednesday, May 12, 2004
An innovative campaign aimed at tackling bullying in out-of-school hours has been launched across the London borough of Camden. 'Growing Up Safely in Camden' was drawn up by Camden's Children Fund after research commissioned in 2002 showed that 44 per cent of children aged five to 13 had been bullied in open spaces such as estates, parks or on routes to school in the previous six months.

Working to tackle bullying

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  • Wednesday, May 12, 2004
Recent research by the NSPCC revealed that 49 per cent of children and young people are worried about being bullied and that young people were reluctant to talk to their parents about concerns such as bullying for fear of not being believed. Out-of-school provision is not exempt from the dangers of bullying, indeed the potential for bullying to occur can be greater in the less structured environment of the club than in the classroom.

Quote of the week

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  • Wednesday, May 12, 2004
'Children, though they may still be wanted by so many, are suddenly out of their price range' Cristina Odone, on a survey that calculated that it costs parents 164,000 to bring up a child, the Observer

Children love their creches, but staff leave for more pay

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  • Wednesday, May 12, 2004
Playing and books are some of the things young children like best about going to a creche, a survey by Aberdeen City Council has discovered. As part of its city-wide creche service review, the council asked children aged between two and four to draw or write about how they felt when they came to their creche. Out of 37 children surveyed, 34 said they were happy, one felt 'sad'

Switch on to ICT

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  • Wednesday, May 12, 2004
An introduction to the keyboard As we approach the end of the summer term, many practitioners are beginning to focus on the computer keyboard. All computers have some form of bundled, basic word processor. Next comes the free processors you can download; the best of these is FreeText from Kudlian. This is similar in functionality to WordPad but also allows graphics to be imported and has a spell checker, large friendly tool bar and a word bank. Finally there are the purchased word processors such as Microsoft Word, Textease etc.

Obesity on TV

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  • Wednesday, May 12, 2004
Channel Four television is making a sensitive documentary series focusing on children struggling with their weight and would love to hear from parents with lively children. One in seven 15-year-olds and one in every 12 six-year-olds in the UK is now defined as obese. If current trends continue, 20 per cent of boys and 33 per cent of girls will be obese by 2020. An unprecedented number of toddlers are among those getting bigger in the UK and fewer are failing to lose their pre-school chubbiness.

Table talk

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  • Wednesday, May 5, 2004
MultiTables is the latest range of furniture from Community Playthings. The tables come as rectangles, half-circles and trapezoidal shapes so that you can fit them together according to the activity that is taking place. The tables also come with a set of three leg heights so that they can be used for eating at, for group work or art activities, with the minimum of adjustment while the children are in situ. For art sessions the back legs of the tables can be raised to provide an angled surface and all the tables accommodate any type of wheelchair. MultiTables are made from solid birch plywood with steel core legs and leg heights ranging from 30 to 76cm. Priced from 94.

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