smalltalk – Winter 2012

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smalltalk…supporting the early years sector in Wales for over 30-years.

Published quarterly since spring 1986 and mailed free of charge to all Wales PPA members, smalltalk is the must-read title for early years education and childcare providers in Wales.

Our 24-page, full colour magazine is packed full of articles to inspire you to embed and inform high-quality practice, whilst continuing to run a successful business.

This quarter we have the usual mix of regular articles and new features for you. In the news section we take a look at a setting’s Russian-themed week, another’s excellent Estyn report, and a nursery’s 20-year anniversary.

In addition, we examine whether you need to register with the ICO. For Foundation Phase: Talking Point Sharman Morgan looks at the benefits of a bilingual provision.

Features this edition include: Pembrokeshire Flying Start pre-schools showing us how they celebrated World Sight Day, a pull-out-and-keep tick list of 30 things to do before you’re 3, and sound advice from the British Dental Foundation on children’s teeth and oral hygiene. There’s also guidance from Stop it Now! Wales on protecting children from sexual harm, details on working with your Family Information Service, and a special in-depth feature from the director of the Save Childhood Movement on the erosion of childhood in the UK.

Children in Wales provide details of Early Support, the family-focused service for young disabled children, and for our winter competition we have some Inclusion Puzzles to give away to four lucky members. Turn to page 13 for details on how to enter.

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