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Men In Childcare Podcast

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.

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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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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: baby1204@gmail.com

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Men In Childcare: Interview With James Crosswell

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James gained his BEd (Hons) in primary education in 2004 and began with Kids Allowed in 2007 as a nursery nurse. Since then, James has been a Nursery Nurse, Preschool teacher, Preschool Unit Manager, Preschool unit manager of two rooms, Deputy Manager and Centre Manager. As well as getting married and having 2 children! 

Here James discusses how he came to be working in Early Years and his career at the Kids Allowed nursery chain, based in the North West of England.

You can find out more about Kids Allowed at: http://www.kidsallowed.com/
And you can follow

on Twitter at: https://twitter.com/KidsAllowed

This is the third podcast in my series of podcasts on Men in Early Years Childcare. You can subscribe to get the podcasts automatically on iTunes by clicking here:

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