Resources for Grown-Ups

We are collating a collection of resources including documents and clips that we hope you will find useful during the coming weeks. 

If you have something you would like to share on this page, please email:

Requesting assistance from your local community
Originating on an idea posted on Twitter by Tina Boden @MicroBizGirl and in collaboration with Laura Henry-Allain, @IamLauraHenry, I have created a document that you can use to ask your local community for assistance.

You can also send a copy to us and we will share via a noticeboard on our website and social media.

You can download your a copy in your preferred format by clicking on one of the following links: (the actual size is A5 Portrait)
PDF Version
Microsoft Version
Note: This document has been created to assist you and can be adapted as you see fit.

Helen Battelley of music + movement has provided a film clip for us to share with the following message:

"Hello fellow Early years peeps…the current climate is leaving us all a little apprehensive and curious as to what the future holds. We are probably all facing the impending future of working from home, some of us already are... It’s a times like these when connections and laughter are key (combined with a little physical activity)….so I urge you to watch my chair dance for all EY professionals… show the world how we are going to remain upbeat and positive during these unprecedented times.

You may wish to copy my moves while sitting at your desk…or create your own..share your videos and we may include yours in the final cut. Please use the music : Justin Timberlake - Got this feeling…then perhaps we could all repeat it with our favourite tracks."

Connect with Helen

COVID-19 Safeguarding Plan by Susan Taylor - Tailormade Training
Susan has created Coronavirus COVID-19 Safeguarding Plan for Early Years; you can download this from the link below:

Facebook Group: The Safeguarding Sofa with Ann Marie Christian and Susan Taylor
A comfortable space for safeguarding colleagues to discuss and gain insight on topical issues in light of our current health crisis.
All views are our own; we hope to share best practice and offer food for thought. This supportive group has been created based on the many queries we have both received this week. Ann Marie Christian and Susan Taylor, March 2020
Click on the image below to join. 

Coronavirus: how to help children through isolation and lockdown
Article: THE CONVERSATION (Publication)

Author: Emma Maynard, Senior Lecturer in Education, University of Portsmouth
To read this article, please click on the link below:


A 'Feelgood' Clip
Sharing a clip from Ant and Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway with Olly Murs - Saturday 21st March 2020

A short clip featuring Andy Goff, Nic Ponsford and Ruth Swailes

Connect with the Team on Twitter:
Andy Goff - @andygoff
Nic Ponsford - @NicolePonsford
Ruth Swailes - @SwailesRuth

A youth music development charity which champions the transformative potential of music for children & young people in North Yorkshire & beyond..

Free Song Share webinar to learn new ideas for making music with the under-5s

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