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Are you Asbestos Aware?

Before the discovery of its dangers, asbestos was a material previously utilised in buildings for roofing, flooring, insulation and even sprayed onto walls. It was widely used because of it’s light-weight, strength, insulating and fire-resistant properties, as well as being cheap. The use of asbestos in the construction industry was banned in 1999 in the UK. Even though the dangers have been made clear by public bodies, developing countries including Russia,

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Childcare Expo – Ricoh Arena 2019

We had such a fabulous time at the childcare expo last week which took place at the Ricoh arena. Our hard working team took a stand and met many of  the over 2500 people who came through the doors. It was great to meet, network and share ideas and tips with other industry professionals over the two day period. Thank you so much to every single person who popped by

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Be aware, stay alert on mental health

There is a growing crisis of young people’s mental health in the UK. 75% of mental health illnesses begins before the age of 19 and 3 children in an average classroom are affected by a diagnosable condition. In 2017, 79% of teachers in both primary and secondary schools reported seeing an increase in stress, anxiety and panic attacks in their pupils as well as a rise in depression, self harm

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The Handy C’s!

Emergencies can occur at any point in time and any place. We ALL need to be prepared for this so we can give the individual who is sick or hurt the correct treatment. The correct first aid training can mean the difference between a life and death situation of the victim. But, knowing the three C’s is just as important. The three C’s of first aid give a structure for

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How to deal with stress as a Teacher

April is national stress awareness month. As a teacher, you may find your job extremely stressful whether it be children fighting, papers piling up or lessons needing planning. But here at MTC we wanted to raise the awareness of stress and help you combat these feelings, you should never feel alone when dealing with stress as it can make you worse. So here are a few of our top tips!

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How many fire wardens do I need in my workplace?

A fire can happen at any point. Any time day or night and you need to be totally prepared if this does happen. The sad statistic is that many business will never 100% recover from a fire. If a fire happened at work would you spring into action and use the correct equipment in order to handle a fire? Every workplace needs people that are professionally trained on how to

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Do you have the qualities to be a good caregiver?

Looking after an elderly can be a hard job whether you work in the care sector or if you’re caring for a family member but it can be one of the most rewarding jobs out there. To be successful in this sector however, certain qualities are required. Let’s go through them! Respect We would like to think that having respect for an elderly individual is just the norm, but that

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Equality and Diversity within an EYFS setting.

What is Equality? Equality is making sure that children are not treated differently due to their nationality, gender, disability or religion. By promoting equality it should get rid of any discrimination in all of these areas. Also bullying and harassment are also seen to be equality and diversity problems. What is Diversity? Diversity takes into consideration the differences between people and puts a positive value on these differences. The role

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Children to be taught CPR in schools from 2020

New year? New plans! By 2020 it will be compulsory that basic first aid and CPR will be taught in schools. But if schools would like to start earlier they will be supported. Plans to teach CPR and basic first aid has been greeted by The British Heart Foundation. The charity says that the move is “decisive moment in the battle to improve cardiac arrest survival rates”. Each year there

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