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Early Years Education Foundations

  • Staff Development
  • Emily Macfarlane
  • 25 Mins
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Skill Level

Unqualified Professionals


25 Mins


1 Files

Streaming Content

4 Videos


Ever found yourself drowning in a team that struggles with communication, or you've witnessed people being let down and disappointed because of poor information sharing. Well if so this is the lesson for you and your team, as Emily shares some hints and tips about how to effectively share information within the early years industry. Sharing of sensitive and important information is a vital component of working within early years either due to safeguarding, health or educational reasons. That's why is crucial we all have a strong understanding of how to effectively and meaningfully share information to our colleagues, parents and external bodies.

Skills you'll learn

Lesson Content

1. 7 Golden Rules Of Safeguarding


First up Emily deals with the most important component of information sharing that is safeguarding, as keeping children safe is our number one priority. Keeping children safe will often require information to be shared effectively, efficiently and in a safe manner. Join Emily in this lesson as she shares her 7 golden rules of information sharing regarding safeguarding.

2. Information Sharing During Transitions


In this lesson, Emily highlights 3 specific examples of transitions in the early years and how you can ensure information sharing is as effective as possible for the benefit of your children! Transitions can often get pushed to the back of a busy to do list, but ensuring meaningful information sharing is taking place is vital for the wellbeing of your children and their families!

3. Daily Handovers


This lesson covers the little exchanges of information during the day that can often be the most important. Whether through our parent partnerships or communicating information with your colleagues, the little things are often the one's we really need to get right!

4. Communicating Health Information


In this final lesson we're talking about effective communication when handling vital health information such as care plans or types of allergies/intolerances your children might have. Obviously ensuring everyone in your team (and those outside of your team who might need to know) has up to date information is crucial as Emily outlines in this lesson.

Meet your teacher

Having worked in early years since the age of 16 early childhood learning means everything to me, which is why I'm so passionate about ensuring a platform dedicated to our communities learning exists. I've experienced first hand the lack of genuine and affordable learning opportunities that exist within early years and trying to provide my teams with high quality and flexible training on a non-existent budget is an impossible task. Its our mission to change this.

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Working alone can sometimes mean that my motivation and inspiration can run low. But since finding The Early Years Network I no longer feel like I am developing my practice on my own. The personable and really informative videos allows me to create variety throughout the day through really detailed learning and development for myself.

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