NMT Discussions: Navigating strategies during Covid-19 uncertainty

NMT Discussions: Navigating strategies during Covid-19 uncertainty

Jonathan Jay, managing director, Welcome Nurseries
Clare Roberts, chief executive, Kids Planet Day Nurseries


We all know that there will be opportunities for growth after the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. While managing the current health crisis and its impact on the early years sector is our first priority, we also need to prepare for the mid- and long-term effects of the current situation.

Clare Roberts, chief executive of Kids Planet Day Nurseries and Jonathan Jay, managing director of Welcome Nurseries discuss their Covid-19 strategies and what needs to happen next to move the sector forward.

The latest Government guidance asking early years providers, including childminders, to begin bringing back children from 1 June onwards has not yet been backed up with clarity on how this can be achieved safely for the sector.

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NMT Discussions: How digital platforms can support the early years sector

John Ingham, chief information officer, Connect Childcare


The move to working from home for the majority of us has meant that society has to embrace technology more to keep business and communications open.

John Ingham, chief information officer at Connect Childcare will discuss the role technology plays in supporting and protecting the early years sector during Covid-19.

Using technology has undoubtedly helped the shift to remote working and kept business channels open for nursery settings, however John highlights how digitisation is a double-edged sword. While it can improve transparency and accountability, users must be fully aware of all their software to combat cyber-crime.
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NMT Discussions: The digital route to access childcare

Susan McGhee, chief executive, Flexible Childcare Services Scotland (FCSS)

Since the outbreak of Covid-19 the early years sector has had to adapt very quickly. The move to home learning has meant that many parents cannot use their normal childcare services.
Susan McGhee, chief executive of Flexible Childcare Services Scotland discusses a new tool, which is an adapted version of FCSS’s Flexible Pathway toolkit as well as the current situation in Scotland.
The digital tool will assess demand for childcare and available childcare provision. FCSS, the Scottish Government and Local Authorities are working closely together to deliver easy access to childcare and early learning solutions for key worker parents.

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NMT Discussions: Responding to the business impact of Covid-19

Richard Blunden, group managing director, Monkey Puzzle Group
Rosemary Collard, director, Snapdragons Nurseries
Cheryl Hadland, founder and managing director, Tops Day Nurseries
Andy Morris, chairman, Little Garden Day Nurseries


This webinar featured a panel of early years providers who are doing everything they can to steer their nurseries through this crisis.

The panellists shared their ongoing strategies to support their employees, children and parents, as well as the financial strain this has put on the sector and their future plans to re-open fully once the nation has weathered this storm.

The Covid-19 pandemic has meant that the early years sector is now much more visible to the government and cannot easily be ignored. If too many settings have to close down permanently this will have significant consequences for economic recovery once the lockdown ends.

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NMT Discussions: Policy pain points

Purnima Tanuku, chief executive, NDNA

NMT’s webinar series continued with a live event featuring Purnima Tanuku, chief executive of NDNA.

Purnima discussed the lobbying efforts of the NDNA and its main priorities during the Covid-19 pandemic, as well as current Government policies, navigating through the regulations and where it has been falling short for early years providers.

During this difficult period of time it is vital that legislative requirements continue to be met and that Government guidance continues to support the sector. However, recent guidance from the DfE only brings about more uncertainty.

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NMT Discussions: How the Covid-19 response has unfolded so far

Carole Edmond, director, Glassmoon
June O’Sullivan, chief executive, The London Early Years Foundation
Arun Kanwar, partner, Cairneagle
Neil Leitch, chief executive, Early Years Alliance
Briony Richter, editor, Nursery Management Today
Sarah Steel, chief executive, The Old Station Nursery
The first NMT webinar discussion kicked off on Tuesday 14 April. This event featured a panel discussion on the impact that Covid-19 is having on the early years sector. Our panellists will discuss how the Government has responded to the virus and what that means for nurseries and early years providers, as well as the next steps to helping the sector overcome this crisis.
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K12 and Covid-19: Are schools coping with the online transition?

Jamie Beaton,
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Mindy Daeschner, managing partner, Daeschner Consulting
Kayleigh Hartigan, chief commercial officer, Zava

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Kayleigh Hartigan, chief commercial officer at Zava and Mindy Daeschner of Daeschner Consulting joined Rob Munro, editor of HealthInvestor UK in exploring the impact that tele-conferencing, remote consultation and AI-powered diagnostic tools are having as clinicians work to overcome the challenges presented by the global coronavirus pandemic.

This was a unique opportunity for all stakeholders in the health and social care sectors to gain insight into experts’ views on this vital clinical component during these unprecedented times.

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Care and Covid-19: Is the sector up to the challenge?

Professor Martin Green,
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Care England

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