A visit to an open farm should be a very enjoyable and worth while experience for both children and adults alike. However, the open farm environment will be unfamiliar for some people and there are potential risks which visitors may not normally be exposed to.
In this month's Book Corner we are focusing on books about animals, three of which involve farm animals and the fourth being set in the jungle. If you are taking the children in your setting on an outing to the zoo or a pet farm, reading these books in the run up to the visit may be an ideal way to introduce the children to these animals.
As the Reggio Children International partners for Ireland, Early Childhood Ireland were represented by Rita Melia and Debbie Mullen at the recent Reggio Children International Partners meeting and professional development programme in the Loris Malaguzzi International Centre in Reggio Emilia, Italy at the beginning of July.
As a business owner or manager it is inevitable that you will have to deal with staffing issues from time to time. Whether this ranges from persistent lateness to inappropriate behaviour, the key to a successful outcome is how the situation is managed from the beginning. We have provided some tips to assist you in dealing with staffing issues.