Early Years, what’s the best way?

This question is probably the biggest and most debated in the world. Yet it is an important one, as the way we choose to teach our children can influence the way they develop – both emotionally and academically.

That is why, if you are genuinely interested in pursuing a career within the educational sector, it is essential that you know all the facts.

Early Years what's the best way - teaching methods

Yes, it is important to have the right qualifications – and thanks to online providers such as Association of Learning attaining training in Early Years Education has never been easier – however, in order to be the best teacher you can be, you need to know more than the UK’s approach to teaching. You also need to be able to think outside the box and consider the techniques used elsewhere.

Do that and you can give your career a real and competitive edge.

How do different teaching styles compare to the UK?

Whilst, the UK possibly has the most rigid, competitive and targeted orientated approach out of anyone, this has not made us top of the league.

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Stationery Lovers Christmas Gift Guide

I know there are a lot of us stationery lovers out there, so this Christmas gift guide is for you. For as long as I can remember I’ve loved all stationery. I have vast pots of every pen you can think of from a lot of places around the world. Including a pen from Utah that’s shaped like the US State. Big thanks to my sister for that one! I hope you will enjoy this stationery lovers Christmas gift guide. It’s perfect for ideas or even a treat for yourself. Now go on delve in and see what I have to show you!

Stationery Lovers Christmas Gift Guide Ideas

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Top Tips – What To Grow In Winter Vegetable Garden

Growing your own vegetables is not only cheaper, it’s a great hobby that gets you in the fresh air, and healthy for the whole family. But at this time of year it’s tricky to know what to plant and grow or even if you can vegetables. So for today’s post on top tips I’m sharing with you what to grow in Winter vegetable garden.

What To Grow In Winter Vegetable Garden

Last year we moved to a house with a great garden with lots of potential. Then I got pregnant within a few weeks and had horrendous morning sickness. Combined with looking after a 1-year-old and working full-time, time was limited. So the garden was put on the back burner until earlier this year.

After recovering from my c-section I got out and planted my fruit bushes. Blueberries, red gooseberry, yellow raspberries, blackberry and a cherry tree. But I still didn’t get around to planting any vegetables, oh the life of a busy mum of two!

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Blog Tour – A Gift From Woolworths by Elaine Everest

Last year I was lucky enough to have the chance to read Christmas at Woolworths by Elaine Everest. Now I’m back having read her latest book – A Gift From Woolworths. Like it’s predecessor, A Gift From Woolworths is one of those festive curl up on the sofa with a hot chocolate reads. Before I share my review, here is a little about this wonderful book.

A Gift From Woolworths By Elaine Everest

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Blog Tour – The Soldier’s Girl by Sharon Maas

I love getting stuck into a good book, I don’t have as much time as I like to read. But when I do I pick my reads carefully. My latest one is The Soldier’s Girl by Sharon Maas. In fact I’m pleased to say I’m on the blog tour and today is my stop. As always I like to share a bit about the book and my thoughts.

Blog Tour - The Soldiers Girl by Sharon Maas

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#LuckyLinky Week 79

Hello and welcome back to #LuckyLinky Week 79.

As you all know I love to enter competitions and have been doing it for years, much longer than I have been blogging! So I want to see all your lovely competitions all in one place. It will make it much easier for all of us who love to enter competitions and for compers who want to find new and exciting competitions.

#LuckyLinky Week 79

The Competition Linky to get your competition more entries with NO comments required!

We run from Monday to Sunday and all bloggers are welcome to add any and all competitions they are running!

 Join Katie (MummyinaTutu) and I in a competition frenzy!

Each week we retweet your posts if you tag us in your tweet (@mummyinatutu & @rachelbustin) and will also enter each and every competition ourselves!

We will also add your post to the #LuckyLinky Competition Page over on Facebook! Please remember to put a badge on it and use the #LuckyLinky hashtag to spread the love.

Rachel Bustin

Instructions: Select all code above, copy it and paste it inside your blog post as HTML

#LuckyLinky Rules:

1. Add the #luckylinky badge to the HTML / Text portion of your post. If you need any help linking up, read the fabulous Linky Guide from Cuddle Fairy or tweet us (@mummyinatutu @rachelbustin).

2. Please do 1 entry on both hosts competitions (if we’re running any) and 1 entry on the 2 competitions after yours (if you want to do more then great!)

3. Retweet 2 competitions of your choice using #LuckyLinky (It helps if you have your twitter handle in your social sharing buttons)

4. Link a maximum of 2 competitions per week.

5. By entering the link you are agreeing to be added to the email reminder list. (You can request to be removed at any time!)

Thanks for linking up!  Katie & Rachel

P.S. Don’t forget to check out our facebook page LuckyLinky Competitions if you fancy entering a few yourself!