Future citizens: sharing values across continents

Written by: Yvonne Smillie
26 January 2018

Yvonne Smillie, Busy Bees international project coordinator, explores the task of blending policies, practices and frameworks, as well as maximising the opportunities available for new learning.


Key points

  • As globalisation makes the world a smaller place, international operations and collaborations will prove vital. We have learnt a great deal from our international colleagues and I believe the industry should try to reach out to their peers overseas as often as possible, not only to share best practice but to exchange experience-based understanding
  • Parents the world over simply want the best for their children and it is our job to work within cultural expectations and to sometimes challenge cultural ‘norms’ to help them achieve this
  • Busy Bees International, at the time of writing, consists of 78 nurseries in Canada, 61 in Singapore, and 13 in Malaysia. Sharing best practice across continents adds value to every practitioner and every setting, and will, therefore, offer children the very best experiences, helping to shape future world citizens

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