The Musings of The Male Practitioner

It’s Saturday morning and I’m having a muse about the first week back at nursery after lockdown and how, as a sector, we showed how important Early Years truly is and why we need to shout about ourselves more to receive the government funding we actually deserve. #EYRevolution

Feel free to comment on here on on my social media pages and tell me how you feel, I’d be interested to know I’m not alone in my musings?

Product Review – Just Jigsaws Fruit Peg Board

In this video Glenn (AKA The Male Practitioner) reviews this classic product from the legendary British puzzle manufacturer Just Jigsaws who have been making durable and classic products for Early Years since 1973.

If you want to know how this puzzle was made then they have a great video on their facebook page, just click HERE

You can view their whole range on their website at www.justjigsaws.co.uk

Ordering is easy, just use your normal supplier or order direct by visiting www.justjigsawsltd.co.uk

Just jigsaws are also on a variety of social media platforms:

Facebook

Twitter

Instagram

Product Review – Small World Superheroes supplied by Early Years Direct.

In this Product Review Glenn (AKA The Male Practitioner) had the opportunity to review the Just Jigsaws Small World Superheroes set which was supplied the Early Years resources company Early Years Direct.

Early Years Direct are small but mighty with fast delivery and super friendly customer service. You can visit them online at www.earlyyearsdirect.com and explore the wide range of equipment, resources and supplies for babies and beyond! Not forgetting they do free delivery on orders over £75!

The current retail price (inc. VAT) for this set is £45.60, they can be found by clicking on this link HERE

Exploring Personal Pedagogy – Greg Bottrill

In the sixth video in the series, Glenn (AKA The Male Practitioner) had the awesome opportunity to chat with author, trainer and consultant Greg Bottrill about his own journey into Early Years and what’s influenced his own Personal Pedagogy.

You can find out more about Greg and Adventure Island by visiting his website at www.canigandplaynow.com

He’s also on facebook, visit by clicking HERE

Don’t forget the other videos in the series:

Lyndsey Slessor – Nursery Manager

Alice Sharp – Experiential Play and Adventures with Alice

James Tunnell – Nursery Nook

Vanessa Dooley – Jigsaw EYC

Sally Wright – The Ark Groups

Greg’s original book “Can I go and Play now?” is available by clicking our affiliates link:

His latest book, “school and the magic of children” is available from our affiliate link:

Exploring Personal Pedagogy – Lyndsey Slessor

In the fifth video in the series Glenn (AKA The Male Practitioner) talks to experienced Nursery Manager Lyndsey Slessor about her career and what shapes her own Personal Pedagogy.

Next week on Exploring Personal Pedagogy will be Greg Bottrill.

Why not visit our previous interviews:

Alice Sharp – Experiential Play and Adventures with Alice

James Tunnell – Nursery Nook

Vanessa Dooley – Jigsaw EYC

Sally Wright – The Ark Groups

Exploring Personal Pedagogy: Vanessa Dooley

In the second video in this series Glenn (AKA The Male Practitioner) speaks to the founder of Jigsaw Early Years Consultancy, Early Years Consultant and Trainer Vanessa Dooley as she discusses her pathway into Early Years and what influences her Personal Pedagogy.

You can find out more about Vanessa’s #JustQuality accreditation scheme and the immensely popular ~EPOP (Exploring the Power Of Play) conferences by visiting her website HERE

Here facebook page is HERE

If you would like to purchase a copy of her highly rated book “Are you ready for your inspection?” then feel free to click our affiliate link below:

The next interview in this series is James Tunnell from Nursery Nook.

Exploring Personal Pedagogy – Sally Wright

In the first of this series of interviews Glenn discusses the journey into Early Years and the influences behind her practice with Sally Wright, author, trainer and founder of The ark Groups

You can visit Sally online at https://www.facebook.com/TheArkGroups/

If you would like a copy of her book “50 fantastic ideas for Tuff Trays” then click our affiliate link below:

The next interview in this series is Vanessa Dooley from Jigsaw Early Years Consultancy.