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Men In Childcare Podcast

Men in Childcare: Interview with Stuart Cloke

Stuart Cloke pictureStuart found he had a natural ability to work with children from a young age. He has worked his way up the career ladder, to be Deputy Manager at Rochford Day Nursery in Rochford, Essex.

His positive attitude and helpful solutions shine through in this interview, epitomised by his thoughts about young children needing to be ‘Happy, Healthy and Safe’.

Here he talks about his research into gender specific toys, being short listed for the Nursery World Practitioner of the Year and gives some good advice for all practitioners who may be considering a career in Early Years Childcare.

You can Follow Stuart on Twitter: @Starburst_stuie

and you can find his setting at http://www.therochforddaynursery.co.uk  

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Men In Childcare Podcast

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/
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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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Men In Childcare: Interview With David Wright

David WrightDavid Wright, together with his wife Anna, runs Paint Pots nurseries in Southampton. Their son Joseph has recently joined the family business. Paint Pots comprises 7 settings – 5 day nurseries, 2 preschools. Their motto is ‘Love, Laughter and Learning.’  

David has already had a successful and substantial career in IT, before entering into the childcare business. Together with his wife Anna they set up Paint Pots Day Nursery after Anna’s pre-school outgrew their house. 

Here David discusses his philosophy that “boys and girls need men and women”.  He also has some marvellous tips on encouraging men into the setting – including Pirates!

You can find out more about Paint Pots nurseries in Southampton, including David’s blog, at: www.paintpotsnursery.co.uk
And you can follow David on Twitter at: @Mr_Paintpots

This is the second 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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