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Men In Childcare Podcast

Men in Childcare – interview with Eamon Doolan

Men in Childcare Eamon Doolan Interview

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Eamon is an award winning, international early years educator. Although only in his early twenties, he has worked in America and Germany, as well as having significant experience in his home town, Dublin.

His international experience and highly diverse experiences in Ireland make for an interesting narrative.

Enjoy!

Eamon’s Twitter:@Eamond44

You can find out more about Dimples Crèche and Montessori here: http://dimples.ie/

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Men in Childcare – Interview with Kris Nimbley

Kris Nimbley Kris Nimbley is studying for his BA (Hons) in Childhood Studies in Scotland and we started corresponding when he downloaded his free copy of the observation guidelines. We then ‘bumped into’ each other on Twitter – and the conversations haven’t stopped since!

Kris has a very clear vision of how he would like to see the Early Years sector develop, with a mountain of sensible ideas. Hear about how Kris got onto his course ‘almost by mistake’, his ethos and philosophy for Early Years Education and how his own early childhood experiences have influenced these.

You too can follow Kris on Twitter: @KrisNimbley

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Men in Childcare – Interview with Greg Lane

GregLaneGreg Lane has worked at several different settings, working his way up to manager at Colville Nursery Centre, Notting Hill, a LEYF nursery.

In this podcast he discusses the next stage in his career – an MA in Applied Theatre, which sounds amazing!

During the podcast we touch on the current recruitment crisis in Early Years, the different ways that theatre can be brought to Early Years and how he started in the Early Years sector himself.

When there are more details to share about Greg’s Early Years theatre projects, I will post them on here for you.

Enjoy!

Find out more about Colville Nursery centre here: www.leyf.org.uk/nursery/colville-nursery-centre

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Men in Childcare – Interview with Nige Graven

Nige Graven v2Nige Graven is an Outstanding Childminder, based in Knutsford, Cheshire with his wife Sarah Neville.

In this podcast Nige explains how he came into childminding and some of his experiences whilst looking after children. We discuss the increasing lack of support for childminders and Nige tells one of his trade-mark jokes!

Find the Knutsford Childminding blog here. and their company site here.
Their Twitter account, @knutsfordchildm, is here.

The Childminding Forum, which is mentioned in the podcast, is here.

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Interview with Jose Cortinas

JoseCortinas Jose Cortinas has worked for a number of childcare settings and this experience means he has lots of good advice for those of you who are thinking of joining the Early Years sector.

Hear about Jose’s college experience, some of his challenges and the benefits of working for a large organisation such as London Early Years Foundation (LEYF).

For more information about LEYF: https://www.leyf.org.uk/ and LEYF at Earls Court: https://www.leyf.org.uk/find-a-nursery/kensington-and-chelsea/earls-court-community-nursery/

 

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Men in Childcare – Interview with Paul Clarke

woodhouse-nursery-logoPaul Clarke is both an experienced nursery practitioner and babysitter. In this podcast, he explains his particular interest in promoting sport with the young children in his care, especially football. It is something he is keen to expand on in his local area which is useful as the setting he works at, Woodhouse Day Nursery in Loughborough, is in the countryside with a large garden.

Paul also discusses his different learning experiences and gives some tried and tested advice for other men in childcare.

Please do contact Paul via the nursery if you are interested in developing football or other sports with young children in your care.

Find out more about Woodhouse Day Nursery here

And you can contact Paul for babysitting on his email: [email protected]

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Men in Childcare: Interview with Sid Mohandas

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I had the great pleasure of chatting with Sid last week. He started his working life in a very different sector, as well as studying in a different country. Hear how he found his children have developed his practice and the experiences he has had as a male practitioner.

Sid has some great advice to men thinking of joining the Early Years sector:

Follow your heart, and don’t give up. There may be hurdles, but you are not alone, there are plenty of us who have gone through it and are going through it. And remember that your contribution to the Early Years sector is no small thing.” Wise words indeed.

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Men in Childcare: Interview with Christopher Alderton

ChristopherAldertonChristopher has a very wide range of interests, from sleep expert to twin expert, with a special interest in the care and development of babies.

Unsurprisingly, we talk a lot in the podcast about child development, the fascination of twins and, most importantly for me, the professionalism that is essential for quality care. One thing that Christopher mentioned was that he could sympathise with working mums, because the situation of men in childcare mirrors many of women’s challenges for getting equal recognition in the general workforce.

This is a really fascinating podcast, which I hope will help both men and women to reflect on their own practice.

Enjoy!

Useful references

Christopher’s Twitter is: @ChrisAlderton1

Men in Childcare London: https://www.facebook.com/MeninchildcareLDN

Men in Childcare Ireland: https://twitter.com/menchildcareirl

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Men in Childcare: Interview with Jamel Campbell

Jamel Campbell is someone who clearly loves his job.Jamel Campbell

He has worked with children across the age ranges, from mentoring in Youth work to working in the Early Years sector.

In this podcast you’ll hear how Jamel works with his children, the challenges he has had to face and how his ‘sturdy support network’ has helped him with these. He explains how his work is helping to mould and form and shape the children of the future.

Sit back and enjoy this podcast!

Useful references

LEYF, Henry Fawcett, Oval, London: https://www.leyf.org.uk/find-a-nursery/lambeth/henry-fawcett-community-nursery/

Men in Childcare London: https://www.facebook.com/MeninchildcareLDN

Men in Childcare Ireland: https://twitter.com/menchildcareirl

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Men in Childcare: Interview with Joss Cambridge Simmons

DruckJoss Cambridge Simmons has worked in childcare for almost 10 years, in a range of jobs, including being a ‘Manny’, room supervisor and running his own babysitting agency.

He is a keen and active supporter of practitioners working in partnership with families, winning awards for his work.

With such a breadth and depth of experience, as well as his obvious dedication in supporting the whole family, Joss has some very clear, practical and positive advice for men thinking about entering childcare.

Do have a listen and enjoy his story.

Useful references

Bright Horizons, Barbican: http://www.brighthorizons.co.uk/our-nurseries/city-child-nursery-london/about-this-nursery/overview

Jossycare on Twitter: @JossyCare

Men in Childcare London: https://www.facebook.com/MeninchildcareLDN

Men in Childcare Ireland: https://twitter.com/menchildcareirl

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