Cool Canvas Wooden Lockers GIVEAWAY!

Alistair Bryce-CleggGiveaway73 Comments

To end our week of ideas for your outdoor kitchen I am chuffed to be able to offer you the opportunity to win a set of these GORGEOUS wooden lockers from Oliver at Cool Canvas. To stand a chance of winning, all you have to do is Leave a comment here or under the relevant post on any of my social media platforms (click the icon for a link):         The giveaway ends at midnight on Friday 15th November 2019. The winner will be chosen at random. This is a UK only giveaway (apologies international chums, but those lockers are HEAVY)! Good Luck! Alistair

What Comes Before Phonics? By Dr Sally Neaum

Alistair Bryce-CleggGiveaway, Phonics162 Comments

I enjoyed Sally’s book What Comes Before Phonics? so much when I read it that I asked her to write me a guest blog post. It makes a great deal of sense and has a REALLY important message for the teaching of phonics.  We all share the aim of enabling children to become literate with ease and success, and the importance of phonics as one aspect of this process is well established. However, there remains significant disquiet about what this means for early years, in particular, how the strong focus on phonics has led to increased schoolification of both content and pedagogy practices in the early years. Like many in early years, I am concerned about the increasing pressure for early, … Read More

Cool Canvas Wooden Teepee Giveaway

Alistair Bryce-CleggGiveaway, Outdoors, Uncategorized203 Comments

When Oliver suggested that he make a Teepee for me to Giveaway – how could I say ‘no’?! Better than that…even if you don’t win, then you can got to YouTube and get the instructions for how to make your own. You could even have your own little Teepee village! All details on how to enter at the end of this post. But for now, over to Oliver… Hi. I’m Oliver Wotherspoon and it is great to be involved in another super summer giveaway. I am passionate about outdoors play, and with my company, Cool Canvas , I have spent over a decade designing, manufacturing and installing fantastic natural playgrounds. From fallen log climbing structures to texture kitchens I love play … Read More

Nana’s Manners – Cutlery Giveaway…

Alistair Bryce-CleggGiveaway38 Comments

This year at the Childcare Expo I had the GREAT pleasure of meeting Kathryn from Nana’s Manners and having a really good look at her ergonomically designed cutlery. I remembered watching her on Dragon’s Den and thinking it was a really good idea and I was right! Kathryn has given me THREE sets of cutlery and Conversation Cards to giveaway. Info about how to enter is at the end of the blogpost but here is a bit more info about Nana’s Manners cutlery.   As teachers, we fundamentally know the importance of looking at the world through a child’s eyes and the value in giving them the tools they need for their current stage of development. I taught in Primary … Read More