We talk to our own Head of Quality and Education, Susan Hyatt, about all things to do with apprenticeships - battling misconceptions, understanding government funding and highlighting how employers benefit from apprenticeships.
Episode 6 - The Value of Apprenticeships
In this episode we talk with Witherslack's Learning and Development Manager, Marie Leadbetter. Ahead of National Apprenticeships Week, Marie joins us to discuss the importance and benefit of these qualifications for both learners and employers.
Episode 5 - First Aid
In episode 5 of Live from the Hive we talk with our award-winning first aid trainer, Steve Manifold. He tells us how he began he career, addresses some of the myths around first aid and explains why he was awarded with the Order of St John.
Episode 4 - Men in Childcare
In Episode Four of Live from the Hive, we talk to Mark Haycroft, a primary school teacher in Belgium, who has also educated children in Cyprus and the USA.
In this episode, Paul and Mark discuss the differences between Primary and Secondary Education, the expected roles of men within those settings, and where these gender stereotypes come from. They also discuss the benefits of being taught by both men and women, and why the number of men in primary school teaching is so low.
Episode 3 - Makaton
In this episode we talk to our Makaton Tutor, Becky Walker, all about the relevance and importance of this unique language program. When Becky worked in nurseries, she encountered children with complex needs and discovered the benefits that Makaton could have in their development - helping them to build relationships, social interaction and communicate their needs, wants and feelings.
Find out more about booking Makaton, by clicking here.
Episode 2 - Mental Health in Children
In this episode we talk to Claire Gold, Psychotherapeutic Counsellor and Consultant Trainer for Young Minds, about mental health and positive mental health in children and young people.
Claire discusses the differences in young and adolescent children, how their different behaviours can help us understand their mental health situation and how you can support them better.
Episode 1 - Covid & Busy Bees
Paul Moore, CPD Manager at Busy Bees Education and Training interviews Burntwood Centre Director Jessica Sandall and CEO of Education and Training, Clare Phizacklea, about the impact Covid has had on both childcare and training provision.