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We are the Beckies, we work together mentoring and coaching early years professionals to be the best they can be and create happier brighter futures for themselves and the children they work with. Our podcasts offer easy to use top tips to help ease your workload and build confidence in practice. Speech and Language Therapy and Early Years are what we love, so join us and discover how to make your life and career happier.

Thriving Language - Early Years Becky and Rebecca

    • Education
    • 5.0 • 6 Ratings

We are the Beckies, we work together mentoring and coaching early years professionals to be the best they can be and create happier brighter futures for themselves and the children they work with. Our podcasts offer easy to use top tips to help ease your workload and build confidence in practice. Speech and Language Therapy and Early Years are what we love, so join us and discover how to make your life and career happier.

    What is it like to be an International Teacher ? - The Beckie's chat with Jess Gosling to discover more about this fascinating educational career

    What is it like to be an International Teacher ? - The Beckie's chat with Jess Gosling to discover more about this fascinating educational career

    We  are really pleased to be joined by Jess Gosling as  we discover the journey of an International Teacher.  Jess is a published Author about this very subject and has travelled the world developing her own teaching career.
    We join her live from  Taipei where Jess is an International Early Years Teacher in Reception.
    Why did Jess choose this career and what has she learnt along the way?
    What is the role of an international teacher ?
    What differences are their from Teaching in the UK ?
    Jess talks about her work- life balance, her  workload, career choices, salaries and the expectations of teaching abroad.
    In her current  Early Years Teacher role Jess has a team around her, she is resourced incredibly well and has time to develop pedagogy.
    We also chat  about wellbeing, environments and bilingual teaching.   Jess discusses how the children learn new languages.  Children being  supported  in the language they speak within the   home is crucial,
    she is passionate about teaching at each child's pace and allowing time for them to learn and thrive.
    You can discover more about Jess and her amazing career here...
    Jess Gosling International Teacher in Taipei, currently teaching Reception
    Author, Writer, Blogger, and Lead for WomenEd Taiwan
    Website: jessgoslingearlyyearsteacher.com
    Twitter: JessGosling2
    Facebook group: New to International Schools Teachers (hyperlink https://www.facebook.com/groups/236576840974116
    Publication: Becoming a Successful International School Teacher
    https://jessgoslingearlyyearsteacher.com/book-launch/
    Grab a cuppa and snuggle up for 10 mins of early years and educational chat with this amazing community of like minded educational advocates and activists.  This podcast will really suit you if you feel like a change or just want to know more about the world of teaching abroad.
    Head to www.thrivinglangauge.co.uk to discover more award winning podcasts, training and to be part of this awesome thriving community.  
    Thanks for listening, we love to hear from you Rebecca@thrivinglanguage.co.uk 
    Want us to come out and work with your team to develop amazing communications? Great just drop us an email. 
    Love The Beckies 
    Authors,  Educational  & Communication Trainers, Online Courses,  Forest School & Outdoor Environment Leads & Sessions. Thriving Communities - Kinder Education. Private Practice Communication & Play sessions for families. 
    Thriving Language CIC

    • 7 min
    The Beckies chat with Mindy all about the importance of Forest Schools in the community

    The Beckies chat with Mindy all about the importance of Forest Schools in the community

    Here Becky chats with Mindy,   we are sat outside on logs, beneath the canvas of autumn trees around the base camp of the University of Gloucestershire Forest School.  Mindy is an expert in Forest School and has led her own sessions for many years. She is also an Early Years graduated.  
    What are the benefits for children, families and professionals of just getting outside?
    Why is it crucial that urban areas have a green space to explore and what benefits does forest school bring to everyone?
    We explore the wording and communication we use with young children around the weather, especially as it progresses to winter times and develop understanding on why this really matters. 
    How long are you outside for ?  What opportunities does this create and what messages are the children receiving about nature. 
    Thriving Language is a Community Interest Company 
    Earth Stars Education & Play is a Community Interest Company 
    Together we provide communication and  forest play opportunities where children , families and professionals can thrive in an environment of understanding.
    www.thrivinglanguage.co.uk 
    Rebecca@thrivinglanguage.co.uk 
    Grab a cuppa and snuggle up with us around the camp fire for a 10 min listen all about the benefits of the forest. 

    • 9 min
    The Beckies talk with That Wellbeing Guy - what is wellbeing ?

    The Beckies talk with That Wellbeing Guy - what is wellbeing ?

    What does wellbeing really mean for you?  Simon chats with the Beckies about what we really need for wellbeing.  We discuss how  to manage work loads and find the true meaning that could just help to change your life.
     Simon explains the need for Freedom - free to be who you are born to be.  Ease - With who you are and at ease with where you are in the world.
    If we are not at ease how can we  embrace  wellbeing? -Let's start by understanding and removing the barriers that are causing our wellbeing to be compromised .
    Simon talks about his previous role as a  Head Teacher and discusses how he created wellbeing cultures and a thriving environments for the children and the teachers.
    We know the adult sets the environment  for the children,  therefore your wellbeing and happiness are fundamental.   What  does the climate of  high performance culture  do to children and teachers?
    The school that Simon created looked closely at the terminology used with children  to enable their confidence and wellbeing.   Why do we teach children in the way we do ?   The workload strategies that were developed in Simon's schools have enabled  teams of adults to understand what they need for their own lives and to embrace environments where everyone's wellbeing  thrives.
    You can connect with Simon and his brilliant mission to start a wellbeing revolution in every school community  www.thatwellbeingguy.org  
    Sign up to That Wellbeing Guys 3 from me weekly update  this really makes our Mondays! 
    Grab a cuppa and pop your feet up for  a 10 mins listen with us and be part of this amazing Thriving early years and educational community.  
    Head to www.thrivinglangauge.co.uk for all your communication, speech, language,  play and team building  training and CPD.  Contact Rebecca@thrivinglangauge.co.uk for bespoke training  to create  environments where all children are  understood.  Head to our shop for resources that support communication.

    • 14 min
    What is personal development and why is this important in early years and education?

    What is personal development and why is this important in early years and education?

    Here Becky talks with Meg from Zest Personal Development.  What is coaching and training and why do we need to discover our full potential ?  Self awareness - know where are you now and where  you want to be.

    Meg helps people reach their full potential by looking at change and bringing new understanding to why we all experience things in different ways. What is your motivation ?  What does hold us all back?
    Meg works with individuals and businesses, on current situations, mental health issues and much more.
    We  discuss languishing  and what this really means for us in early years and education.
    Grab a cuppa and join us for a 10 min listen and discover  What does life mean for you right now?
    Resilience is made up of so many different elements and understanding this enables change.
    Early Years  Educationalist, Teachers & Parents, you are important and looking after yourself  first is key to reaching your full potential.
    Website:  https://www.zestpersonaldevelopment.co.uk/
    To connect with Meg email: Meg@zestpersonaldevelopment.co.uk
    "reaching your potential" should be a right, not a privilege, which everyone can achieve.
    Thriving Language Podcast, Training Opportunities and Courses for professionals and families head to www.thrivinglangauge.co.uk.  Join our amazing community of early years on Instagram, Facebook  & Twitter. 
    To connect  with Becky and Rebecca email  Rebecca@Thrivinglanguage.co.uk for all your early years and communication, speech and language requirements and for bespoke training needs.

    • 9 min
    Thriving Language - Catch up with Becky and Rebecca - This is who we are and this is what we do

    Thriving Language - Catch up with Becky and Rebecca - This is who we are and this is what we do

    Here The Beckies, catch up and look at what has happened over the summer,  where we are now and what the future holds for  Thriving early years...

    We have been busy  writing our new book for Routledge  and recording some amazing podcasts with  great guest and we are now back face to face training  YAY!! Thank you to the lovely settings who have invited us back.  Excitedly we are collaborating  with  the fabulous facts4life team looking at children's emotional wellbeing in practice ( check out our previous podcast with them).  It is so important to build networks of supportive practice and this is just what Katherine at The children's reach hub has been creating, we are delighted to be supporting with this and cannot wait to meet more fantastic early years providers. 
    You know about our great passion for outdoor play, well we have been creating forest school sessions with a brilliant colleague Mindy Pickering  and with the awesome  support of Early Years Childhood Studies at The University of Gloucestershire.  You can catch us on Cotswold  Radio  Live  on  the 8th October, we ll be talking about the benefits of outdoor play and forest school.
    We are very pleased to be working with Vane Dean and Thriving Communities bring understanding the world to life and joining  early years practitioners together from the UK and Kenya.  This is free training so head to our website and book on now  for 28th Sept 21
    Check out our shop for live and zoom training events and head to our training section for online training.  Grab a cuppa and have a 10 min listen and catch up with us.
    www.thrivinglangauge.co.uk
    Rebecca@thrivinglanguage.co.uk
    Email in with any questions around speech language communication and the early years.
    Love The Beckies 

    • 8 min
    The Reach Children's Hub - discover what this is and how their amazing vision is supporting early years

    The Reach Children's Hub - discover what this is and how their amazing vision is supporting early years

    Here the Beckies are joined by Katherine an Early Years Education Lead for the Reach Hub. Discover what this role means and why it is crucial to develop relationships with families and to also understand the context of the child and their journey.
    What does Cradle to Career model mean ? How is early years embedded in this vision?
    Listen to this amazing insight into what is really needed and how the Reach Hub are creating this.
    90 percent of Brain Development happens in the first five years of life !!!
    Katherine discusses what we need in early years - quality of regular training, retainment and recruitment, clear progression and career opportunities.
    'Feltham early years network' is key to this vision, and the opportunities for 'high quality ' training, meeting other professionals and implement ideas in settings runs deep.
    Katherine celebrates the research we now have in early years,  and touches on the frustrating element of the Early Years and the workforce not being recognised, the research is here and we have the evidence.   Everyone knows it so why is it not taken seriously?
     Do we need to shout louder? ..
    EARLY INTERVENTION -  EARLY YEARS PROFESSIONALS CREATE FUTURES  = Future societies = robust mental health = engaged live long learners = high levels of self esteem ...
    Grab a cuppa, have a 10 min listen, join us and be part of this amazing community of early years. 
    Do you have something you would like to raise, would you like to be on a  Thriving Language Podcast ? Email Rebecca@thrivinglangauge.co.uk and join our Thriving Language Community of over 10,000 listener.

    The Reach Children's Hub - website www.reachchildrenshub.com 
    twitter @ReachHubFeltham 
    Save the Children UK 
    1001 critical days 
    Pen Green
    Harlem Children's Zone 
    Hashtags: Brainscientist   Thrivingey
    Cheltenham and Tewkesbury Providers Network 
    www.thrivinglangauge.co.uk Free empowering podcast, online and face to face training opportunities.  Find us on all social media and have your say. 

    • 16 min

Customer Reviews

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6 Ratings

Tor cad ,

Amazing insight into EY

These podcasts are fantastic to inspire me to reflect on and continue improving my own teaching. They encourage me to consider my nurturing role to support every element of a child’s time with us to ensure they feel safe and important. I would highly recommend listening. Thank you

yogaforchildren123 ,

Best podcast ever

This podcast was so helpful and easy to understand I really like their way of thinking and I can’t wait to listen to more of these

Gray Close ,

Fantastic for anyone in Early Years!

I love the two Becky’s! They are clearly very passionate about what they do. I haven’t come across the Early Years and Speech Therapy combination out on the market, a unique perspective!

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