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Men In Childcare Podcast

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 Podcast

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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