How to get your team to do what you want them to do (and be happy about it)

When I started out in management, many, many years ago, I used to get very frustrated. I assumed that I would ask people in my team to do something, then they would do it. Simple. But I quickly learned that it wasn’t that simple 😦 “Why won’t they just do what I ask them to …

British Values in action

I hope that you are voting today. We are very fortunate to live in a democracy; that means that we live in a country where we have the right to vote to choose who represents and leads us. This is the difference between Great Britain and other countries where people are not allowed to vote. …

In case of emergency fit your oxygen mask first before assisting others

If you manage, own or run a nursery, pre-school or other type of Early Years Setting, I can tell you three things about you: You love children – they make your heart warm and fuzzy, you love the sound of their laughter, you can tell at 50 paces if they need the bathroom, you know …

Choosing a nursery and buying a house – giant decisions made in a heartbeat.

How do you capture the essence of your nursery? What makes your nursery different to the one down the road? Does it matter? The answer is yes – it matters a lot. When people are looking for a nursery, it’s a bit like when they are looking for a house. Both are extremely important decisions. …