The importance of Kiducation for your kids with Swati Popat Vats! Episode 26 of The Sue Atkins Parenting Show

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Episode 26

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Find out more about  Morton Michel the UK’s leading childcare insurance specialist which is a family run business with over 52 years’ experience. They are renowned for their tailored policies, excellent service, integrity and competitive premiums.

Morton Michel expertly insure over 40,500 childcare settings and early years practitioners including nurseries, pre-schools, childminders, nannies, out of school clubs, holiday play schemes, mobile crèches, toy libraries, parent and toddler groups, children’s homes, educational/sporting groups and indoor play centres. As well as being able to offer a wide range of non-childcare policies to individuals and businesses.

They also offer a wide range of extra benefits to their policyholders through their ChildCare Club such as FREE downloads and guides, discounted early years training, savings on holidays and many more substantial discounts from selected suppliers. Their policyholders also receive a free digital copy of their magazines; Home Childcarer, Early Years Childcarer or Indoor Play.

They also have also set up a range of Facebook Groups as a place for early year’s professionals to stay in touch, support and give advice to each other. To request to join any of our groups visit our Facebook page here.

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Listen to my fascinating & inspiring interview with Swati Popat Vats in full here for the next 7 days and feel free to pass it on to other Nursery providers, childminders and early years practitioners.


QuestionDear Sue, my daughter Asha suffers from low self esteem and I try and tell her that she’s wonderful. I worry that she’s missing out on life. What can I do?’ Kali Wekesa from Birmingham

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