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Guest Bloggers

We regularly feature blogs by guest writers who are experts in their field. If you’d like to contribute please email Sophie Ballinger or give her a call on 01422 330069.

 

Playful foundations: why children absolutely shouldn't start school aged two

Playful foundations: why children absolutely shouldn't start school aged two

I know that any childcare professional you meet would be in agreement that we want to provide children with the best start in life. I don’t think I’m stepping out of line when saying that the majority of us believe that this should be done by providing children with playful learning opportunities, looking at and addressing children’s individual needs and not putting pressure on them to complete tasks they are [...]

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A Day in the Life: Owen Meadows, Eureka! Enabler

A Day in the Life: Owen Meadows, Eureka! Enabler

Owen is writing as part of #MuseumWeek – Twitter’s first week dedicated to all of the great museums around the world! I’ve been at Eureka! now for… *thinks*… three years. I started in August 2011 after volunteering as part of the Discovery Squad (Super Heroes in disguise) over summer when the Wild West came to Eureka! I volunteered with some amazing people (all who I now work alongside) but even [...]

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A day in the life: Tom Warman, Director of Marketing & Development

A day in the life: Tom Warman, Director of Marketing & Development

Tom is writing as part of #MuseumWeek – Twitter’s first week dedicated to all of the great museums around the world! Working behind the scenes of a museum is, I imagine, very much like working for a major department store in as far as you’re always planning ahead for the next season rather than working immediately for the present.  It’s all about making sure you have everything lined up to [...]

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A Day in the Life: Aby Heavyside, Eureka! Enabler

A Day in the Life: Aby Heavyside, Eureka! Enabler

Aby is writing as part of #MuseumWeek – Twitter’s first week dedicated to all of the great museums around the world! An Enabler with a ‘Can do attitude’ The phone rings at half 4 on a sunny afternoon in late July 2008. I picked it up and it was one of the Team Leaders at Eureka congratulating me, explaining that I had been chosen to become part of the amazing [...]

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A day in the life: Michelle Emerson, Director of Development

A day in the life: Michelle Emerson, Director of Development

Michelle is writing as part of #MuseumWeek – Twitter’s first week dedicated to all of the great museums around the world! It’s lunchtime, but it seems days ago that I dragged myself out of bed and through the shower, hoicked out the ironing board and generally tried to get out of the house before rush hour kicked in. Failed. As a result I was late for work and a little [...]

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A day in the life: Darren Fearnley talks Health Heroes

A day in the life: Darren Fearnley talks Health Heroes

Darren is writing as part of #MuseumWeek – Twitter’s first week dedicated to all of the great museums around the world! As part of National Science & Engineering Week, we at Eureka! took on the task of delivering a brand new workshop for its duration called ‘Health Heroes Dragons Den’. Taking cues from the television programme ‘Dragons Den’ and medical history, this was a show in which a room full [...]

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A day in the life: Leanne Wise, Eureka! Enabler

A day in the life: Leanne Wise, Eureka! Enabler

Leanne is writing as part of #MuseumWeek – Twitter’s first week dedicated to all of the great museums around the world! I started working at Eureka! in October 2013. I did some volunteering beforehand during the summer so I knew exactly what I was letting myself in for… Or so I thought. Being at Eureka! is like no other job I think I’ll ever experience. At Eureka! I made sure [...]

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Winter Olympic dreams – could it all start with a simple sledge?

Winter Olympic dreams – could it all start with a simple sledge?

This month sees another sporting spectacle, the Winter Olympic Games at Sochi in Russia, an event which will see over 90 nations compete for medals in a series of games where the backdrop to everything will be the frozen conditions supplied by Mother Nature. In terms of sheer bravado and nerve, the speed and dexterity of winter sports is arguably even more compelling than the achievements made in the summer [...]

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