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Expressive art and design: Raise your voice

Children's musical experience begins very early in their life, from hearing their mother's singing in the womb to spontaneous singing as they play. This is the first in a series of articles providing practical inspiration to develop their musicality.

Parent: The ‘how’ of learning

Most parents have heard of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) but it is also important to be familiar with the Characteristics of Effective Learning (CoEL) which are integral to it. Annette Rawstrone provides the first of a four part guide.

Understanding the world: Breathe easy

Air pollution is one of the most complex aspects of the environmental crisis facing our planet. It's hard not to feel overwhelmed by its seriousness; what can we do to make a difference, and how can we address such a difficult issue with young children?

 

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How the political party funding pledges stack up for childcare

  • Thursday, December 5, 2019

Specialist data company Ceeda has compared the funding commitments made by the three main political parties for the cost of providing childcare in private, voluntary and independent nurseries and pre-schools. It finds that whatever the election outcome, overall investment will still lag behind the European average.

Too many children are missing out on book ownership

  • Wednesday, December 4, 2019

More than 383,00 children in the UK don’t have a single book of their own, according to new research from the National Literacy Trust. The charity warns that these children are missing out on the vital benefits of book ownership for their reading skills, enjoyment and mental well-being.

Voters say they will prioritise education

  • Friday, November 29, 2019

Education is the third most important issue in the coming election according to a poll of 1,000 parents of school-age children in England by the National Education Union (NEU), with 28 per cent of respondents putting it in their top two or three priorities.

What the teachers say

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A trip to remember

  • Thursday, December 5, 2019

If pitched at the right level, a trip to a historical or cultural location can be just as valuable in the early years as it is for pupils further up the school, as we found on our trip to Hampton Court Palace, says Elaine Booth, teacher at Latchmere School in Kingston-upon-Thames.

Feed the birds!

  • Friday, November 29, 2019

As the weather gets colder and resources become scarcer, birds have to make every minute count when it comes to finding food. Teach children how they can help them to survive during the winter and fuel their fascination for the natural world.

How to create a sense of calm this Christmas

  • Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Young children's excitement can accelerate alarmingly in the festive run-up. It is therefore important that practitioners focus on their own well-being to ensure everyone enjoys themselves.

Turning down the heat

  • Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Reducing your carbon footprint in the winter months can be particularly challenging. Find out how nurseries are using creative ways to do it and inspiring their children and staff in the process.

Feed the birds!

  • Friday, November 29, 2019

As the weather gets colder and resources become scarcer, birds have to make every minute count when it comes to finding food. Teach children how they can help them to survive during the winter and fuel their fascination for the natural world.

Placing well–being at the heart of Year 1 pedagogy

  • Wednesday, November 27, 2019

It can be very useful for those teaching within the Early Years Foundation Stage to have a clear picture of what continuous provision looks like in Year 1. Here Vicky Wellbourne shares her practice.

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