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Learning and Business Development Consultant, Instructional Designer, Barefoot Books Ambassador. Specialise in the delivery of bespoke and accredited early years and business development training and CPD; the provision of enterprise development interventions for SMEs; the design technology enhanced learning modules and the sale of high quality and inspiring children’s books. Sector specialisms, enterprise development and early years education.

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The most recent articles from childcare and early years

Monday, 12 January 2015

Chinese New Year

I've been giving some thought to Chinese New Year which is celebrated on 19th February this year, and thought I'd share some resources from our Pinterest site. I have included a range of pins that caught my eye to give you ideas for activities and provide a feel for what the celebrations are all about. Feel free to share and add your own pins. 


A great way to introduce the topic is through storytelling. I have included the story of 'The Great Race' from Barefoot Books because it tells the tale of the Chinese zodiac in a way that is very accessible for children. It also has end notes about the Chinese calendar, the festivals and the animals that rule each year. You can obtain a copy of the book here http://ow.ly/HcndL 

Saturday, 10 January 2015

Winter Sale!

Just thought I'd let you know that the winter sale has started at Barefoot Books why not browse over to take a look and see what lovely books and resources you can grab before it ends on 2nd February 2015. Click on the image to get to the website.




Contact me on sandra@earlyyearscpdbarefootbooks.com for a full list  of discounted titles.




Friday, 9 January 2015

Supporting two year olds

We're looking forward to meeting practitioners at this early years conference in a few weeks time, where we will be sharing Barefoot Books and resources.







Sunday, 7 December 2014

A Day at Coram's Fields Christmas Fair





Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Christmas Bazaar - Saturday 29th November 2014




Monday, 24 November 2014

Sharing Barefoot stories with families in Essex




Many thanks to @essexbabyshow for putting on a good show! Great to connect with First Aid Fairies and Vicki Cumberworth Personal Trainer and Nutrition Coach

Friday, 21 November 2014

Bring Fathers In - Evidenced Based Resources for Supporting Engagement





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