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Early years education 9 years 4 months ago #7874

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Hi all :D ,
Right now I'm really kicking around the whole thing of getting little 3yr old into a nursery a couple of days a week... And I have ended up trolling the web as my rambling thoughts take me through: What can i get for free [15 hours for 38 weeks of the year], how do I get into the school I want, etc
Then I came across this interesting article 60% of poorest children fail to reach good level of behaviour . A few bits struck me and this is top interest to me

Marmot, a public health specialist and author of Fair Society, Healthy Lives, said: "The evidence is very clear: investing in pre-school years pays most dividends. We already know that by the age of 10 a child from a poorer background will have lost any advantage of intelligence indicated at 22 months, whereas a child from an affluent family will have improved his or her cognitive scores purely because of his/her advantaged background."

Instead of me quoting lots of disjointed bits I highligh it as an intersting read.
The article covers broad thoughts about health, wealth, education, society...

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Re: Early years education 9 years 4 months ago #7877

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Woohoo, you're back :D

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Re: Early years education 9 years 4 months ago #7881

As soon as I saw your post on the home page I knew who you were talking about actd.

Welcome back Mr Orange - don't disappear again.




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Re: Early years education 9 years 4 months ago #7885

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Thanks for the welcome !!

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Goonerplum wrote: As soon as I saw your post on the home page I knew who you were talking about actd.
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Re: Early years education 9 years 4 months ago #7892

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... and continuing about early years education...
On DirectGuv this page Free early learning for three and four year olds there is a lovely mention of MumsNet in the 'more useful links' section.
Hey! How about us Dads..... It would be great to see the that guv having a more gender inclusive list of sites.
(btw. I realise mumsnet welcomes blokes and lasses, but the sitename 'feels' like it is most welcoming to the fairer sex).

Us dad's are bothered about education. We want to read up on it. We need to go through the struggles with the local education authorities so we get into the right school for our children!!!
And if we can't be bothered - we need to be!! and our little ones need to know that what they do is important to us!
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Re: Early years education 9 years 2 months ago #8300

You've highlighted a thought-provoking read and make an interesting point about how engaged Dads should be when it comes to their children's education.

And I think it is exactly the point: parents/carers need to be interested and engaged in what their children are learning, right from the start. So much research evidence points to the simple fact that merely showing an interest has a profound and positive impact on a child's learning. This in itself raises a range of questions about:
- finding the right nursery/school who engage well with parents/carers
- making the time to learn with your child
- how to get stuck in to homework, rather than shirking away from it with the lazy "I was never any good at X at school, so I won't be of any use to you" - what brings confidence?
- knowing what questions to ask of your child and the teachers at each stage of their school career

Be interesting to hear what others think.

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Re: Early years education 9 years 2 months ago #8363

:idea: This is a useful survey for Dads with reception-age children to complete about reading with their children: www.nrdc.org.uk/dads

Worth taking five minutes to complete.

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