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Celebrating all Children’s Right to Play

Celebrating all Children’s Right to Play

Celebrating all Children’s Right to Play Join the LINC Programme for an Insightful Webinar Celebrating the United Nations International Day of Play with Guest Speaker Fiona Kirkland from Play Scotland The Leadership for Inclusion in the Early Years (LINC) Programme is...

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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 is easy to...

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Supporting Children’s Emotional Wellbeing

Supporting Children’s Emotional Wellbeing

Supporting Children's Emotional Wellbeing   In this edition of the LINC Blog, Caroline O’Riordan explores how the key to unlocking a child's full potential lies in nurturing their emotional well-being and as an Early Years Specialist (EYS) with Better Start,...

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Getting Winter-Ready – Tips for Outdoor Activity

Getting Winter-Ready – Tips for Outdoor Activity

Getting Winter Ready - Tips for Outdoor Activity   In this edition of LINC blog, programme tutor Edel Fenlon outlines some handy tips to ensure the children in your care are outdoor activity ready this winter season.  As we prepare ourselves for winter, what...

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Finding Community

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...

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The Power of Music & Nursery Rhymes

The Power of Music & Nursery Rhymes

The Power of Music & Nursery Rhymes   In this issue of the LINC Blog, LINC Tutor Kathleen Dalton emphasises the significance of music and rhymes in children's development. While reflecting on her role as Inclusion Coordinator (INCO) Kathleen highlights the...

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The Wonder of Story Boxes

The Wonder of Story Boxes

The Wonder of Story Boxes   In this edition of the LINC Blog, INclusion CoOrdinator Orghialla Daly-Holland delves into the concept of Story Boxes. Orghialla describes how the purpose of a Story Box is to create a hands-on literacy experience for children. She...

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The Mud Kitchen

The Mud Kitchen

The Mud Kitchen   In this edition of the LINC Blog, LINC Tutor Carole Dee describes how her Setting’s Mud Kitchen encourages children's social and emotional development and provides endless opportunities for open ended, sensory play.The Mud Kitchen is without...

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Inspiring Inclusive Practice

Inspiring Inclusive Practice

Inspiring Inclusive Practice   In the edition of the LINC Blog, Inclusion Coordinator (INCO) Sinead Conran reflects on how her participation in the LINC+ CPD Programme and engagement in a Community of Practice with fellow INCO’s has benefited her and her...

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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, Claire Butterly, Lead Content Developer of the LINC+ CPD Programme, examines the reasons for and benefits of communities of practice, focusing on the first package of the LINC+ CPD Programme,...

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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 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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