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JULY e-Newsletter

Three full articles from this month's e-Newsletter.  To sign up for yourself, and get access to loads of free downloads and special offers, CLICK HERE.

1. Early Vision in the Press: Nursery Education PLUS magazine

2. Childcare Awards in North Lincoln

3. Eco-Update: England are the Dirtiest Country in the World Cup.


1. Early Vision in the Press

It's been another busy, busy month in the land of Early Vision, but we still managed to make our way into 'Ten of the Best' in the August edition of Nursery Education PLUS keep your eyes peeled, and if you are a subscriber, there's a very special offer...

See the attached PDF (push the 'download' button at the bottom of this page) for the full 'ten of the best' article, and why not click here to see the exclusive offer on their website?

2. Childcare Awards in North Lincolnshire

The wait is finally over for people working with children as North Lincolnshire Council has revealed the nominees for North Lincolnshire Children’s Workforce Awards 2010.

A dazzling awards ceremony will take place at Forest Pines Golf and Country Club Hotel on Friday 2 July 2010 to recognise and reward people who work with children in North Lincolnshire.

Every year hundreds of nominations are received from parents, families and childcare professionals.

Now in its seventh year, the 2010 awards looks set to be better than ever.

Award categories have grown to recognise partnership working and the quality of the workforce.

An independent judging panel last month short listed the nominees in the ten award categories.

Those on the shortlist will find out on the night if they have won an award.

For the fourth year running, nappy manufacturer, Kimberly-Clark and its Huggies brand will sponsor the awards and continue its successful partnership with the council.

Graham Tongue, Flint Mill Manager, for Kimberly-Clark said:

“Kimberly-Clark are pleased to sponsor the Children’s Workforce Awards for the fourth consecutive year.

“It is encouraging to see how the local childcare sector is flourishing.

“As a large employer in the local area a high standard of childcare is important to many of our employees and we are proud to be connected to this event. “

Councillor Tony Gosling, Cabinet Member for Children’s Services, said:

“As a dad with a child looked after locally I know the value of quality childcare and I’d like to congratulate everyone who has been short listed.

“We had about 300 nominations and that goes to show just how much people appreciate those who take care of our children and their early development.

“This awards evening is the council’s way of showing our appreciation for the whole childcare profession on behalf of mums and dads, families and carers in North Lincolnshire.

“I would also like to thank the many businesses supporting the awards and everyone who took the time to make a nomination.

These businesses include:
  • The Puppet Man, Lincoln
  • Early Vision, Herefordshire
  • Bingbangbong, Northern Ireland
  • My Wonder, Hassocks.
To read the full release, click HERE.


3. 'England are the Dirtiest Country in the World Cup'

(The original article appeared on

With only days to go to the start of the World Cup, a new Keep Britain Tidy poll has revealed that people think England is the‘dirtiest’ country taking part in the tournament.

More than 50 per cent of people thought that England took the title for the most littered country.

But it’s better news for the England team – our players were beaten to the dubious title of ‘dirtiest’ player by Chelsea and Ivory Coast centre forward Didier Drogba.

In the poll, Drogba – who has, over the years, faced accusations of diving and handling the ball – was named as the player who people thought would be ‘dirtiest’ on the pitch at the World Cup by 17 percent of people, closely followed by Real Madrid forward and Portuguese international Cristiano Ronaldo.

It costs £780million every year to pick up litter from England’s streets and open spaces – more than it cost to build the new Wembley Stadium!

Keep Britain Tidy chief executive Phil Barton said: ‘To help our bid to host the World Cup in 2018 then we really need to clean up our act and make this country an attractive place to play host to one of the world’s biggest sporting events.

‘If the English think England is dirty, what must the rest of the world think? We need to have some pride in our country and to personal responsibility for not littering.

‘Obviously this is only a perception about England but it shows that, as a society, we all need to work together to make sure our local places are cleaner and more attractive.’


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