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Early years staff love their work, but it can be emotionally demanding & stressful. Our latest early years resource shows that staff wellbeing needs to lie at the heart of nursery settings.  The resource identifies four key areas that could make a difference to the wellbeing of nursery and preschool staff:

  1. Supporting each other
  2. Supportive management
  3. The physical environment
  4. Outside support

The resource was informed from the findings of a survey of 1,458 staff working in nurseries and preschool settings across England and was produced in partnership with a number of local authorities including Bury Council, Norfolk County Council, Salford City Council, Tameside Borough Council, and the London Borough of Hackney, along with the National Day Nurseries Association. 

Download Early Years staff wellbeing:  a resource for manager and teams 

 

 

Check out these videos of our live learning events for early years staff on YouTube!

 

So how exactly can a pair of wellington boots sprayed gold help a child in your setting who has been affected by trauma or abuse? And how can a box of dead insects help a child in your setting who has suffered a bereavement?
 
In the last few months we ran a series of three fascinating live webinars just for nursery and other early years staff. The first looked a managing challenging behaviour, the second looked at attending to the needs of children affected by a bereavement, and the third advised on how nursery staff can help any children in their setting who may have experienced trauma or abuse.

Now these event are free for you to watch at a time of your choosing. Just click these YouTube links.

Webinar 1) 
Supporting children in early years settings who may have experienced trauma or abuse

Webinar 2)  
Supporting bereaved children in early years settings

Webinar 3)
Managing challenging behaviour in an early years setting

Speakers included Louise Jackson, Deputy Head of St Lawrence's primary and nursery,  child bereavement specialist, Beck Ferrari, and our own mental health experts.

Nearly 3,000 early years staff logged on to these fascinating live webinars to watch them in real time. Now you can watch at a time of your choosing. Some of these subjects are seldom covered in training, so feel free to pass these links on to your teams or any colleagues who would be interested.