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Listening to children

Posted by Sarah Hamed on Thursday, August 27, 2015, In : Enabling Enviroments 

During the summer holidays I decided to do some light reading and settled down with a copy of Listening to children’s perspectives: improving the quality of provision in early years settings. I then met up with some colleagues and our usual ‘chit-chat’ evolved into a discussion relating to ‘listening to’ little ones, especially before they can communicate effectively, as they often struggle to tell us what they are thinking. We jotted down ways to clue into their non verbal communic...


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Promoting British Values

Posted by Sarah Hamed on Sunday, April 12, 2015, In : Planning 

It's been a while since Nicky Morgan (the Education Secretary) said that early years providers must teach ‘fundamental British values in an age appropriate way’ to children from the age of 2 - Guardian article.

David Cameron backed her up, saying that we need to teach ‘freedom, tolerance, respect for the rule of law, belief in personal and social responsibility and respect for British institutions’. The announcements followed concerns about extremist views being taught to children in...


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About Me


Sarah Hamed I am an Ofsted Registered Childminder and a qualified Early Years Professional. I am also a mother to 3 fantastic girls; my eldest two work with me as a childcare helper and a registered assistant during school holidays. My husband works full time but is also a registered assistant and works with me after school and on his days off! I currently care for lots of little people...and they are all absolutely amazing! Our regular routine means we spend lots of time outdoors enjoying all nature has to offer throughout the changing seasons. We are regular visitors to the wonderful Washington Wetlands Centre, local parks, woodlands and farm which means my charming charges become familiar with their local wildlife and community. There is no other job in the world that I would rather be doing...I LOVE my job!