A mud cake made from earth and water, decorated with nature’s gems – fallen petals, leaves, sticks and stones and forest egg hunts with golden tickets hidden in nature . . . By engaging in this sort of Spring active free play, children become fully immersed in and connected to the environment, developing both physically … Read more
Early Bird tickets are now available for the conference: How To Commission Children’s Services That Work. Date: 28-29 June 2018 Venue: Hayes Conference Centre, Derbyshire Price: £110 for public sector You can read the full details here: How to Commission Children’s Services that Work
It’s a dark winter’s night and a scruffy black cat arrives on an old lady’s doorstep. Named Nicholas because he arrived at Christmas time, he soon makes an impression in the neighbourhood, his bedraggled looks belying his mighty skills as a mouser. Soon, his many exploits are greeted with grateful thanks and much amusement, until, one … Read more
Tickets are available for the Therapeutic Childcare Conference 2018 WHY RELATIONSHIPS MATTER: Responding to Trauma and Attachment in the Classroom Thursday 22nd March 2018 at the Catrin Finch Centre – Glyndwr University, Wrexham The conference is aimed at all those working to teach, care for and support young people, especially those with emotional, social and additional learning needs. It will … Read more
The dates for forthcoming training for Therapeutic Community & Therapeutic Environments Practitioners have been announced. You can read the course dates here. You can read about the course here.
With childhood reading seeing a huge resurgence, it makes sense for literature to become a vehicle for helping youngsters confront and address many of the issues they’ll face in life. UK author Jennifer Molly has taken this to heart, with an uplifting and whimsical new book. However, ‘Luke Gets Wishes’ is so much more than … Read more
While reading is currently more popular than ever among young children, many adults are disenchanted with modern storybooks and their tendencies to focus on toilet humour, epic battles of good versus evil, and horror. Thankfully, British writer Julia Kay is bucking all trends with gusto, using her debut novel to hark back to a more innocent, … Read more
The End Child Poverty coalition has today published figures providing a new Child Poverty map of the UK. The new figures reveal that there are now constituencies within the UK where more than half of children are growing up in poverty – compared to one in ten, in the areas with the lowest child poverty rates. … Read more
Announcing the 3rd BIENNIAL INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE – EVOLVING TRENDS IN ALTERNATIVE CARE FOR CHILDREN IN SOUTH ASIA Please register for the event – now open for general registration: You can read more here.
In a competition involving over 700 hundred schools across the UK, Ladbrooke Junior Mixed and Infant School from Potters Bar have been crowned the winners of the National Young Mathematicians’ Awards. The team made up Brooke Callaghan, Daisy Dixon, Vincent Lee, Joel Swedensky battled through three rounds to be declared the best young, mathematical brains … Read more
The Avenue Learning Centre is delighted to announce three new e-learning courses featuring Mary Walsh, co-founder of the internationally famous SACCS organisation, and leading author Dr Neil Thompson. You can find the full list of courses here.
“Life-changing” year for first placements on pioneering Essex County Council Therapeutic Fostering Scheme Families across Essex are celebrating the anniversary of their first placements under Essex County Council’s Therapeutic Fostering scheme, which launched in 2016. Therapeutic foster carers work as part of a team of professionals to support children who have previously suffered from trauma or neglect, by providing long-term placements within their own homes. Alison, … Read more