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Kids in field

Love That Knows No End

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By the time this edition of Early Days goes to print I will have celebrated 30 years of marriage with my wonderful husband, Pete. So perhaps it is fitting that “Professional Love” is the theme of this magazine. There have been times in those thirty years when loving and sticking together has been a decision and commitment rather than a…

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Hide and Seek

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Rebecca Nye recently wrote a wonderful article about children’s spirituality and began with a wondering question about young children’s encounters with God: “What can we know of their spirituality? Perhaps playing a game of hide and seek is a good analogy here. What we are looking for is certainly already ‘there’ somewhere, but it can be hidden in so many…

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Girl in park

Assessment or Acceptance

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We live in a time of overwhelming assessment. From the cradle to the grave, it seems we must be measured, tested, checked against standards…and probably found wanting. If this leaves us feeling uneasy and unhappy, then how much more is it impacting on the lives of our youngest children? In the last few weeks I have listened to inspirational talks…

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Parenting

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Becoming a parent is one thing that changes our lives forever and some days it all just seems to be too much.  Wherever we look there is advice coming from every direction. And what is right one week may not be the right thing to do next week! Then we are to build “partnerships” with parents in our work as…

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Train Up A Child..

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Train up a child… This is such a well known verse and is perhaps the aim of many of our Christian nurseries and preschools around the country. I love the photo of the two boys running off as there, just ahead, is a corner. We cannot see what is just around there. There is a mystery that we cannot solve!…

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