Drawing on over 125 years of experience, we explore and discuss meaningful topics in early childhood education with some of the sector's most experienced educators and subject matter experts. With each short episode, our aim is to provoke minds and inspire excellence in early childhood education. Brought to you by KU Children's Services.
Spotlight on Diversity, Lived Experience and the Power of Words with Sally Beesley
Sally Beesley talks about her lived experience as a person living with a physical disability. She gives powerful insights into hidden messages behind our words and actions and what they can mean for the children and families in our services.
Spotlight on Documenting Differently with Nicole Sheath
Documenting differently starts with thinking differently. Hear how Nicole uses the simplicity of the words ‘see, think and wonder’ to write a story that ends with more questions than answers, focusses on what she really sees, and consequently elevates parent engagement.
10 Minutes on the Questions of Critical Reflection
In this episode, Jan Faulkner and Fiona Harris explore questions that encourage stories of practice – stories that inspire us to engage in critical reflection.
10 Minutes on Children in Their Community with Fiona Harris and Fran Bastion
Listen to Fran and Fiona discuss how to support children’s emerging identities as active citizens in their neighbourhoods and communities. Reflect on how, in your service, you match ideals for community connections to everyday practice.
10 Minutes: All You Need to Know About Sensory Processing
In this episode, Occupational Therapist Caitlin Duckworth talks about sensory processing and its impact on children’s play. She provides some practical tips on how to spot red flags and support children’s sensory awareness.
Spotlight on Leadership and One on Ones with Lisa Coghlan
What is the greatest gift a leader can offer the team? Dedicated time. Join Lisa Coghlan, an Education and Quality Manager with KU, as she shares her surprises and offers her tips for introducing individual weekly ‘catch-ups’ with her team.
A story worth telling with Ann Pelo
I have gained so much from this podcast series! To be present, to be in the moment, to use the Thinking Lens as a protocol to document. Thank you for this enlightening podcast, told so eloquently by Ann. The critical reflection of Director Kelly is open, honest and a provocation for me to revisit and critically reflect on my style of documentation.