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The EYE website is a fantastic new resource for early years professionals looking for best practice advice, activity ideas and research-led features. It is designed to be user friendly, with articles labelled by EYFS theme, to help you quickly and easily find the information you need. With thousands of articles from the EYE and Practical Pre-School archive and new content being added all the time, this website is a great new tool to help you meet your information and professional development needs and to ensure every child reaches their best potential.

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Reading Dr Suess creates a great opportunity for all children to participate

Mathematics: Just one more apple…

The second part of this series linking rhyme and maths focuses on Ten Apples Up on Top by Dr Seuss. Use these ideas to get children adding up and using mathematical language as part of the fun.

Sorting and recycling waste supports children's personal, social and emotional development

PSED: Waste not, want not

In part two of her series on sustainability, Hilary White suggests ways for children to work together to discover that managing the rubbish we produce can be both fun and good for the environment.

Give children time to explore the shape of natural objects

EAD: The line of beauty

Natural objects provide a variety of fascinating shapes, which can be the starting point for creating artworks. Describing shapes and experimenting with new vocabulary become a part of the process.

 

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Keep up to date with Early Years News

Take a look at the September issue of EYE magazine

  • Thursday, August 15, 2019

Want to keep up-to-date with the latest pedagogical research and ideas from the experts, be challenged in your thinking and innovative in your practice? Dip into this month’s pages for a taster of EYE’s in-depth, professional coverage.

What the teachers say

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Society needs to learn that additional nurturing is required for traumatised children

Focus: Understanding the adopted child

  • Monday, September 2, 2019

Is there an invisible face of suffering when it comes to adoption? Nina Hajittofi explores the evidence for adoptees' hidden trauma and makes a powerful case for greater understanding of their experience and the need for more support from the professionals and family around them.

When less is more

  • Wednesday, August 14, 2019

An audit tool developed by Hertfordshire County Council has been designed to help settings evaluate their outdoor spaces. As a result many are moving to fewer, but more open-ended, resources.

Why ‘record £6bn’ is not enough

  • Friday, August 2, 2019

When it comes to the 30 hours entitlement, hard pressed providers are still having to explain to parents that ‘free’ doesn’t actually mean free while striving to bridge the gap between funding and spiralling costs.

Have influence, have a voice...

  • Friday, August 2, 2019

At a time when morale in the sector is low, membership of a union which seeks to promote the cause of early years and its professionals can be a route to support and empowerment.

When less is more

  • Wednesday, August 14, 2019

An audit tool developed by Hertfordshire County Council has been designed to help settings evaluate their outdoor spaces. As a result many are moving to fewer, but more open-ended, resources.

Moving the goal posts

  • Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Sue Cowley takes stock of progress being made to change the EYFS Profile and its associated goals, while weighing up how revisions to Development Matters will affect practice and learning.

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