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Men In Childcare Podcast

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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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 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 Conor Bathgate

Conor BathgateConor Bathgate is the Deputy Manager at Lisson Green Community Nursery, in Westminster, London. In this interview he talks about being a young man in Early Years (he is only 21 and already a Deputy Manager); his research on cohort tracking and how to identify the areas of good practice; and how overcoming difficulties at work in a professional way has increased his self-confidence.

Conor has an extremely positive attitude to both his own job role and the Early Years sector in general. This is summed up in his own words “My job makes me so happy”. This is a real feel-good interview – enjoy!

 

You can find more information about London Early Years Foundation (LEYF) at: http://www.leyf.org.uk and Conor’s Nursery at: http://www.leyf.org.uk/find-a-nursery/westminster/lisson-green-community-nursery/welcome

Follow LEYF on Twitter: @leyfonline

And do follow Conor on Twitter: @ConorBathgate

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Men in Childcare: Interview with Gary Simpson

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Gary Simpson is the Lead for Quality Learning and Development for London Early Years Foundation (LEYF). He holds an NNEB and has worked in every echelon of the nursery, including Nursery Nurse and Head of Children’s Services.

He has the most unusual reason for entering into the profession, and strongly encourages men to join support networks to feel less isolated in their roles.

Here Gary discusses the very wide variety of work and families that LEYF support in London and offers some tried and tested techniques for becoming more ‘men-friendly’. He points out that ‘Not everyone is aware that childcare is even an option for men’.

The LEYF website is here and their Twitter feed is @leyfonline

This is the fifth 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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