Torn Earlobe from Participating in Physical Education!

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In my almost two decades of being in childcare education, I have not come across a child having torn earlobe from participating in physical education in the UK. My aim on this topic is to bring a balance equation from both a professional and parent perspective. Research shows no incident or accidents of pupils wearing earrings or studs has occurred during physical activity or swimming. I will be glad to be proven wrong, and the evidence based on a real ratio. The keyword such as ‘Serious accidents have occurred as a result of contact between pupils wearing earrings or studs’are included in school policies and educational establishments., but none on a real accident that occurred. It bothers me that the same swimming pool the public swims is the same pool our children’s activity takes place. The public is not told to take off their earring before swimming, just a thought. In a nursery school setting, I can understand toddlers pulling other toddlers earring, which can result to torn earlobe. However, a more realistic explanation should be provided as to why children in most UK primary schools are being instructed not to wear stud earring.

The Department of Education suggests that ‘Common sense should be used in assessing and managing the risks of any activity.’ Some UK schools have lost common sense when it comes to the health and safety of children activities. The UK Health and Safety website supports this on pages 9-11 of their newsletter.

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Parents are baffled as to why this rule exist and have asked questions on various parenting forums on if a child has being hurt from wearing stud earring. As a parent, I have experienced this too, thou the earring was the tiniest nose stud. I believe it is more unhygienic to keep having the earring taken in and out of the ears due to an infection transferred from day to day hand germs. As a childcare professional I understand rules of risk assessment are put in place to prevent any litigation. However these rules have to be based on common sense, cultural diversity and respect for the choice of parents for their children.

Why I Love Childcare

what is childcare, what is early years?

  • It is exploration.
  • It is imaginary.
  • It is creative.
  • It is impacting.
  • It is empowering.
  • It is mind opening.
  • It bridges connection.
  • It is the next generation.
  • It is playful.
  • It is childhood.
  • It is meaningful.
  • It affects everyone.
  • It is thoughtful.
  • It is developing relationship.
  • It is learning.
  • It is full of surprise.
  • It is colourful.
  • It is growth.
  • It is personality.
  • It is passion.

 

Having The Right Strategy In Place

Having the right systems in place for your childcare business involves:

  1. Getting the right people for the job.
  2. Paying your staff.
  3. Staff feel appreciated and heard.
  4. Getting the cash flow needed for the business.
  5. Responding correctly to client complains.
  6. Getting paid for the services or product provided.
  7. Service carried out is not seen as a bad business for the company.
  8. Client get the best service.
  9. All T’s being crossed and I’s dotted.
  10. Business growth.
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Strategies and systems are important for any business this include any childcare business. I have come across childcare business owners with the professional background but illiterate with the business management side. I have also come across childcare business owners with the business management background but illiterate with the childcare side.

Business in childcare can be complicated but also straight forward when you get the right strategies in place. It’s like a dancer who is perfect in street dancing but enters a ballroom or tap dance competition without having the right dance strategies. Put your strategies in place!

  • Get an administrator for the admin job;
  • Get childcare practitioners for the childcare jobs,
  • Get an accountant for the accounting and see where the business lead you.

Will you have to do some of these jobs yourself in the first instance, of cause. However, with the right strategies in place, the foundation of the business is heading in the right direction.

Consistency

I have seen lots of parents, childcare organisation, companies and initiatives with great ideas and action plan in implementing the aims or goals of their business. After a few try or gos they become tired, compliance and lack the drive in carrying on the idea, thinking there will be instance result. Sometimes these ideas and action plans fail to work because of change of environment, family dynamics or organisational re-structure or management. However, most people fail to realise that being consistent plays a great deal in ensuring an idea or action plan working. An example is, in an organisation that has just appointed a new set of staff management team, rather than identify what have worked priviously and fouse or build on it, instead old ideas are strapped because it was from someone else and new ones are put in place. In my point, this does not help the busines but rather set it back.

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When you think of it, Consistency is ensuring ideas and action plans becomes part of daily routines, words and actions. Parents try different parenting ideas and strategies on how to relate to their children but no matter how these ideas are great if there is no consistency, the ideas or strateries may possible not work. Childcare nurseries and school organisation tend to fail with their action plans, ideas and stratagies when there is no consistency with the introduction of new management team.

For there to be consistency with your parenting or childcare business ensure:

  • New ideas and strategies are realistic in implementing.
  • Have a review on how the ideas, action plan and strategies are progressing.
  • To identify what works and stick with it.
  • If strategies, ideas and action plans give positive result make it part of the ethos and values of your childcare business.
  • There is always room for improvement.

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The Key note to a mobile creche is……..

When planing to use a mobile creche service, it is important to have some information ready before booking the creche service. Such information include the venue of where the event will take place, number of children that will be making use of the creche, ages of children coming to the creche and how many hours the creche will be needed for. All these information helps in providing you with the right quote and meeting your personal budget.

A Creche service is used for meeting the needs of short term child care. In most cases, a mobile creche service should include staff to look after the children, toys, activities, equipment, insurance risk assessment and venue analysis. OFSTED registration is not mandatory when providing a creche service but it is essential for every staff to be CRB checked or police checked for the safety and security of the children. Some other creche service comes with only the staff but this is down to the clients personal needs.

 

Mobile Creche services are used for different events and occasions in order to meet the need of quick and easy childcare needs. A mobile creche is a very successful way of meeting short term childcare needs especially for organisations, companies and corporate events that want to involve  families with children into their products and services. It is however important to identify that the key note to having a good turn out for a mobile creche provision is advertising the service right from the beginning of the event planning. When planning an event, the provision of a mobile creche to customers or clients should be part of the event planning and organisation. When the posters, advert or news that an event is taking place is out and parents, families and children are part of the audience, a mobile creche service can help boast the turn out  but if the provision of a creche service is not advertised well for the event the turn out can be low and disappointing. This in turn makes the event planners feel the mobile creche service did not work but they might not
recognise that their approach to the mobile creche provision was late and not decisive. The provision of a creche service works well by identifying on time that you event is targeted at parents, families and children.

Eden Mobile Creche provides a professional creche service and we will be happy to provide you a personal service to meet your needs.