The Comprehensive Early Years Website

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.

> Why you should subscribe to Early Years Educator <

Latest practical articles

Mathematics: Getting into shape

Develop children's mathematical skills by supporting them to cut food into shapes to produce a varied and colourful salad. Help them to link the shapes they have created with those in the environment.

Buttercups and daisies

Wild flowers such as daisies, buttercups and dandelions may be considered weeds but they have a special place in childhood and provide a great resource for Expressive Arts and Design projects.

Parent: Weighing up dummies

Parents should give careful thought about whether to introduce a young child to a dummy and they also need to think about how their child will be weaned off it at a later time, says Annette Rawstrone.

 

Search for and find hundreds of practical articles and activity ideas to help you deliver outstanding early years provision with our great new tool. Designed with you in mind, all activity ideas and articles can be printed out and are associated with an EYFS theme to help you quickly find the information you need. Try it now and get access to a wealth of knowledge from EYE and Practical Pre-School magazines.

Search our Practical Database

Explore our user friendly archive of practical articles. From 'adding' to 'zoos', you will find something helpful for you inside

Keep up to date with Early Years News

Loss of Level 3 staff is now a ‘full blown crisis’

  • Wednesday, June 26, 2019

The number of nursery workers qualified to Level 3 has plummeted from 83 per cent of the early years workforce to just over half now (52 per cent), according to the National Day Nurseries (NDNA) latest Workforce Survey. Many are opting to work in retail.

Cash-strapped providers say they will spend less on training next year

  • Monday, June 24, 2019

Government underfunding and rising business costs mean that the majority of providers will struggle to provide vital training and continuing professional development, according to the National Day Nurseries Association’s (NDNA) sixth workforce survey, published on Wednesday.

What the teachers say

Learn more with early years features

Baseline trial reveals more uncertainties

  • Wednesday, July 3, 2019

A Freedom of Information request to find out more about the baseline trial is raising questions about the test’s validity, reliability and implications for workload. When will the DfE admit it is in trouble?

Seeking a clear direction

  • Thursday, June 27, 2019

Increasing professionalism within the sector has always been a key aspiration. But how can professional career paths be mapped out when recruitment and graduate leadership are in crisis?

Bring ideas to the table

  • Thursday, June 13, 2019

The Toddler Wellbeing Project provided an opportunity to research and compare experiences of mealtimes in early years settings across partner countries, resulting in more positive approaches.

Gender balance in the workforce is a priority for LEYF nurseries.

Stepping up a gear to reach more men

  • Monday, June 10, 2019

It’s tempting to think of the UK as a gender-equal society – or at least, well on the road towards it. But the lack of male childcarers suggests otherwise, which is what a new campaign is aiming to address.

Seeking a clear direction

  • Thursday, June 27, 2019

Increasing professionalism within the sector has always been a key aspiration. But how can professional career paths be mapped out when recruitment and graduate leadership are in crisis?

Schemes with horizontal and vertical trajectories can be supported with games like Hopscotch

How to scaffold learning through free-flow play

  • Monday, June 10, 2019

Discover how to draw upon your knowledge and experience of each individual child to identify the schemes they are applying. You can then offer them appropriate resources to extend their learning.

Keep up to date with Early Years!

Sign up for our newsletter and keep up to date with Early Years education, process and events! We promise we won't spam you!