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.

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Latest practical articles

Literacy: Mum's special day

Celebrating Mother’s Day is a great way to encourage children to talk about their mums and exercise their literacy skills as they make cards and learn to write simple, loving messsages.

Mathematics: Ideas take shape

In this last in a series on ‘maths talk’, we look at using heuristic play to introduce shape names and terminology, and explore linked activities that encourage children to confidently use new words.

Understanding the world: Hair raising!

Whether children have experienced a visit to the hairdresser, or had their hair cut at home, they will all enjoy hairdresser role-play. Through this they will grasp the practical and social sides of hairdressing.


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.

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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

Take a look at the March issue of EYE magazine

  • Wednesday, February 27, 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

Learn more with early years features

Video enhanced reflective practice (VERP) has proved a winner at the George Perkins Nursery in Birmingham.

Learning through a lens

  • Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Reflective practice is core to early years provision, but all too often focuses on righting wrongs. Educational psychologist Anita Soni describes how video can help highlight the positives, and nursery manager Sarah Presswood explains why she finds it so valuable in her setting.

Deborah Lawson, general secretary Voice: the union for education professionals

An early years plan is also needed...

  • Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Brexit has paralysed the government, drawing the attention away from urgent issues, and while there has been much talk of the need for a 'plan B', the early years sector needs to have a plan full stop.

Families who participated in the trial found the app helped them to stick to rules and boundaries

Social and emotional development is EasyPeasy

  • Monday, February 25, 2019

The EasyPeasy app engages families and children with game ideas and supports children’s social and emotional development and school readiness, according to a research trial. Sal McKeown explains.

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