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The pedagogy of nature: Being with and playing with nature

The pedagogy of nature: Being with and playing with nature

The pedagogy of nature: Being with and playing with nature   In this edition of the LINC Blog, Ruksana Beigi, Senior Lecturer in the University of East london, highlights the difference between using the term "outdoors" and adopting a pedagogy of nature and how...

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Creating a toddler activity wall

Creating a toddler activity wall

Creating a toddler activity wall   In this edition of the LINC Blog, LINC+ participant and Inclusion Coordinator Puddle Lane Crèche Eileen Byrne, describes how an unused area of the garden was transformed using some day-to-day items into a space for playful...

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Examining communities of practice

Examining communities of practice

Examining Communities of Practice   In this edition of the LINC Blog, LINC+ Tutor Claire Butterly examines the reasons for, and benefits of communities of practice as the first package of the LINC+ Programme Communities of Practice in Early Learning and Care is...

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Embracing partnership with those in our community

Embracing partnership with those in our community

Embracing partnership with those in our community   In this edition of the LINC Blog, LINC Tutor Clare O'Shea describes how embracing partnership and friendships in the community can be a wonderful way to give children a wide variety of experiences.    ...

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Bringing Story-Telling to Life

Bringing Story-Telling to Life

Bringing Story-Telling to Life   In this edition of the LINC Blog, LINC student Louise Viti describes how story-telling in her setting has supported children's social interaction, play experiences and imagination.     Think back to your own childhood...

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The Outdoor Music Corridor

The Outdoor Music Corridor

The Outdoor Music Corridor   In this edition of the LINC Blog, LINC Graduate and LINC+ Participant Wendy Tully describes how one simple idea helped to foster social interaction between the children of her setting.     “Music is a moral law. It gives...

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The Muddy Puddle

The Muddy Puddle

The Muddy Puddle   In this edition of the LINC Blog, setting manager Ellen Moore describes how one muddy puddle out the back of her setting became a focal point of fun for the children of her preschool.     In the hustle and bustle of the early years it...

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LINC Launches Exciting Free Webinar Series

LINC Launches Exciting Free Webinar Series

  LINC Launches Exciting Free Webinar Series     The Leadership for INClusion in the Early Years (LINC) Programme is delighted to announce it will host a series of free webinars featuring International experts in Early Learning and Care. The first webinar in...

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The Magic of Story-Time

The Magic of Story-Time

The Magic of Story-Time   In this edition of the LINC blog, LINC Researcher Dr Linda Kelly discusses some of the findings of her PHD Research, and how story-telling is an opportunity for adults to encourage language development in young children.  ...

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New Beginnings in 2022 and Continuing my LINC+ Journey

New Beginnings in 2022 and Continuing my LINC+ Journey

New Beginnings in 2022 and Continuing My LINC+ Journey   In this edition of the LINC blog, LINC Graduate and owner of Ulla Beag Preschool, Denise Sheridan reflects on her experience as she progresses through the Packages of the LINC+ CPD Programme.  ...

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Winter at Wise Owls

Winter at Wise Owls

 Winter at Wise Owls   In this edition of the LINC blog, LINC Graduates Michelle Donohoe and Dorothy Dempsey and the team at Wise Owls Montessori in Coolkenno, Tullow, Co Wicklow, embrace the concept of Hegge in their Montessori preschool.     Embracing...

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Reflecting on Your Curriculum Statement

Reflecting on Your Curriculum Statement

Reflecting on Your Curriculum Statement In this edition of the LINC blog, Lisa Flaherty, a preschool teacher at Newtown Kids’ Club, recently reviewed their curriculum statement in light of reflections on changes and developments made during the pandemic as well as her...

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2021 LINC Graduation Ceremony to Take Place Virtually

2021 LINC Graduation Ceremony to Take Place Virtually

2021 LINC Graduation Ceremony to Take Place Virtually     The in-person Graduation Ceremony planned for Saturday, 20 November, has had to be cancelled due to the current Covid-19 situation.     It was with deep regret that the difficult decision was...

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Leading Inclusion – Beverton Pre-School Wins LINC Award

Leading Inclusion – Beverton Pre-School Wins LINC Award

Leading Inclusion – Beverton Pre-School Wins LINC Award     The award was sponsored by the LINC Programme as part of the Early Childhood Ireland (ECI) National Awards, which took place virtually on the 8th of October 2021.     The 8th of October was a...

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Free Webinar to Focus on Understanding Mental Health Stigma

Free Webinar to Focus on Understanding Mental Health Stigma

Free Webinar to Focus on Understanding Mental Health Stigma     The webinar will be held in conjunction with See Change, Ireland’s organisation dedicated to ending mental health stigma.     The LINC Programme team in conjunction with See Change and MIC...

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Finding Community

Finding Community

In this edition of the LINC blog, graduate Denise Sheridan talks about her outdoor ethos, her education journey, and how the LINC+ programme has helped her to find her voice as a valued member of the early years community.      In 2010 I set up Úlla Beag, an...

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Our Voices in Practice are Important – Lets Keep Talking!

Our Voices in Practice are Important – Lets Keep Talking!

Our Voices in Practice are Important – Lets Keep Talking!   Using Action Research in the Early Learning and Care (ELC) Setting to support with the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic   In this edition of the LINC Blog, managing director and early childhood...

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Creating a Sensory Space

Creating a Sensory Space

Creating a Sensory Space   In this edition of the LINC blog, tutors Claire Butterly, Karina Abbott, Ann Donnellan, Carole Dee, Linda Madden, Margaret Joyce and Paula Harte highlight some considerations when planning a sensory space in your Early Learning and Care...

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Bringing the hug button to life in Bambi’s

Bringing the hug button to life in Bambi’s

In this edition of the LINC blog, current student María Florencia Caunedo Ampudia from Bambi's Pre-school in Greenpark Dublin, tells of her success at implementing Dr Mary O'Kane's "hug button" strategy.     Going back to pre-school after a long break can be...

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