Monday, June 21, 2010

Blynyddoedd cynnar ymgynghorydd

Darparwyr gwasanaethau ar gyfer plant ifanc a theuluoedd a Dr Margaret Simms @ symud ymlaen Ymgynghorydd Blynyddoedd Cynnar yn y Swydd Nottingham ar gyfer ymchwil, gwerthuso, hyfforddi a chynllunio digwyddiad. Os gwelwch yn dda maddau Google cyfieithu.

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Ph.D. Retention of Early Years Practitioners in Day Nurseries: Visit the author's website

What induces early years and childcare practitioners to remain in Day nurseries? See the latest research in my thesis: Retention of Early Years Practitioners in Day Nurseries' by Margaret Christine Simms. Available on loan from Nottingham Trent University (NTU) shortly.

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Thursday, October 15, 2009

Early Years and Childcare: VIVA VOCE

Early Years and Childcare: VIVA VOCE


Good News Folks! Friday 9th October 2009 saw the successful completion of my PhD VIVA VOCE. Many, many and more thanks to Professor Janet Moyles, Dr. Rob Dransfield and Professor Patrick Williams, Professor Morwenna Griffiths, Dr. Sue Wallace and Dr. Gill Richards. Thank you Flossie, Kate, Min and Pam for pulling towards the finishing line.


Thursday, August 14, 2008

Early Years and Childcare Event planning

You can get help with planning your early years and childcare event from ProCEEd - the early years and childcare consultancy based in Nottinghamshire. Visit for more information today. Need some research doing? Visit

Early Years and Childcare: Blow Your Own Trumpet

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Parents are professionals

I remember well the feelings of guilt and despair at being too ill to drag myself from the sofa to play with my toddlers, too dozy to respond to their laughter, too nauseous to want to cook lunch. But somehow we all managed to survive. Often we think we are doing a rotten job of caring for our children then suddenly we look again and they are strong healthy adults. We didn't go too far wrong then. My admiration goes out to parents of young children today, the job does not get any easier and I see in you a strong features of professionalism. Take a look at this article by a young mum in America who got sick ...


Monday, January 07, 2008

Get published!

If you like writing, and you know about the world of Early Years and Childcare, you can write an article and submit it for publication on Sounds like a good idea to me.

Blow Your Own Trumpet

Have you seen the Blow Your Own Trumpet Campain on It's a brilliant way of letting head hunters know how good you are at your job!

Best Early Years moments of 2007

Does any one have any best Early Years moment to share? Did you get an assignment distinction you weren't expecting? Or a promotion?

Plans for 2008

This is the final year of my PhD. Thank you to all you Early Years and Childcare practitioners who have helped with my research on 'What induces Early Years and Childcare practitoners to remain in Private Day Nurseries. I'll have it all written up by the end of the year! What are your plans for 2008?

Wednesday, January 02, 2008



Make it happen in 2008

Raising the status of the Early Years profession is a bit like being environmentally friendly - we make a difference when each one of us takes responsibility for our patch. Together we can make 2008 a good year for the Early Years Workforce. Make it happen!