Early Years Advocacy Blog


July 12, 2017

Leadership – Observe and Practice What Works Well

Think about those people that you consider are the best leaders and managers and notice what they do and how they do it.

May 26, 2017

What Makes a Great Leader and Manager?

Over the years many Leadership and Management theorists have attempted to define the roles but what is still apparent is that there is no agreed or unequivocal definition.

April 27, 2017

Celebrating the first year of the Hampshire Early Years Network

Known simply as HEN, the Hampshire Early Years Network is about to celebrate the first year of operation. I am pleased to have been part of it. Made up of a great bunch of committed, dedicated and enthusiastic EY business owners and managers has meant the first year has gone very well with lots of positive feedback.

Top Tips for Early Years and Childcare Providers on Branding

How often has it been said by those of us working in the early years and childcare sector, that we entered this field not necessarily having the desire to become a manager or even a business owner but because of our love of children. Many professionals now in this position know that they also need to have a sound understanding of business issues.

February 3, 2017

Top Tips for growing your Early Years and Childcare business

When you first came in to early years and childcare you may not have realised that you would need to be a business expert as well as a highly trained and effective leader and manager! If these issues resonate with you it is likely that you will find my ‘Top Tips on growing your Early Years and Childcare Business’ useful.

October 13, 2016

Hampshire Early Years Network (HEN) Pay Survey

During the Autumn 2016 I completed a survey of pay scales for various EY posts for the Hampshire and Southampton areas. If you do not know me, I am an independent EY Advisor and Trainer and I used to work as one of the Childcare Development and Business Officers within Hampshire County Council until December 2015.