Playgroups:

We're not playing around They're a lot of hard work and totally worth it I've just written How to Start a Playgroup: it's not comprehensive because context will change a lot of things but it's a great starting point if you're wanting to set one up and a good checklist if you're already running one. … Continue reading Playgroups:

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I know I said I wasn’t posting but…

Safeguarding Tips from a parent and youthworker There is middle ground in the world of safeguarding: it lies somewhere between let-everyone-work-with-young-people-and-don't-bother-checking to the-bureaucracy-trap-where-no-one-is-allowed-in-the-church. A church needs a safeguarding policy and all church leaders and helpers need training to protect themselves and the kids - not negotiable. If you're not sure you're doing it right checkout … Continue reading I know I said I wasn’t posting but…

Testimony Time

The power of our stories And some hints on thinking about sharing yours I have just returned from a women's weekend away. There was fun, great teaching, weird American food and testimonies of what God has done and is doing in the lives of some of the women there. Some of these were told in … Continue reading Testimony Time

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Help an anxious child whether it's first-day-jitters or an anxiety attack Anxiety (along with depression) is the most common mental health issue today.  Having just read Emma Scrivener's latest book A New Day which deals in part with anxiety and receiving some helpful guidance from secular sources because all the schools are preparing for a … Continue reading How to…

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Be more inclusive for those with hearing impairments I hope these five, easy to implement, tips help with including those with difficulty hearing. I'd suggest trying to do these things even if all the kids in your class can hear perfectly as it may also help those with difficulty listening. Sorry for the delay in … Continue reading How to…