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Role-play helps to develop children's creativity and language skills

Be who you want to be

When your child climbs into a box and zooms off to the moon, or stirs some pine cones in a pot to make a stew, they are engaging in role-play. Find out how you can support them to take this to the max.

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.

 

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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.

30,000 children are due to start primary education without any protection against measles, mumps and rubella.

Everything you need to know about the MMR vaccination

  • Monday, September 2, 2019

From symptoms of the diseases, to when children should be inoculated, EYE takes an in-depth look at the MMR vaccine and speaks with Victoria Jackson, a projects coordinator for the Institute of Health Visiting, about how early years practitioners can reassure concerned parents.

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.

30,000 children are due to start primary education without any protection against measles, mumps and rubella.

Everything you need to know about the MMR vaccination

  • Monday, September 2, 2019

From symptoms of the diseases, to when children should be inoculated, EYE takes an in-depth look at the MMR vaccine and speaks with Victoria Jackson, a projects coordinator for the Institute of Health Visiting, about how early years practitioners can reassure concerned parents.

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.

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