Despite the increasing ‘top down’ pressure to impose literacy and maths standards on young children, it is important to remain focused on ‘the unique child’ and the creativity at its heart, argues Sue Allingham.
PANCos have an exciting remit to enhance the health and well-being of staff and children. Discover how a new training programme is helping one nursery to maximise their effectiveness in the role.
Paula Brown takes a look at the theory underpinning how children process sensory information and provides practical tips on helping them integrate their experiences and control their responses.
When children are listened to and respected they will have the confidence to reveal their unique cultural capital, and this then gives them a powerful disposition to learn, says David Yates.
Wales is currently proposing to make the defence of reasonable punishment towards children a thing of the past. Early years practitioners have an important role to play in advising parents who may be confused or anxious about the change.
As a KS1 teacher, making a presentation at a #BrewEdEY event, Ed Finch says there was a lot to learn about the depth and breadth of the early years sector, and much to gain from making new alliances.
The Big Schools’ Birdwatch runs from 6 January – 21 February. It’s an opportunity for children to contribute to the world’s largest wildlife survey, the Big Garden Birdwatch, by spotting and counting birds in the grounds of the setting.
Concerns are being raised about the ‘behaviour and attitudes’ section of the new Ofsted framework as it does not seem to share the early years sector's interpretation of self regulation.
Charities Bladder & Bowel UK and ERIC, The Children’s Bowel & Bladder Charity, have teamed up to produce comprehensive, practical information for educational establishments regarding bladder and bowel issues and toileting in schools.
Evidence from new research commissioned by The Wildlife Trusts underlines that the education system must embrace the power of nature to ensure that children acquire well-being and a sense of responsibility for the planet.
Paula Brown outlines the most recent research behind executive functions and explores how practitioners can support children to make plans, reach goals and review their progress and success.
The likes of Bach and Mozart can create a peaceful, soothing mood for young children during the busy nursery day. Observe their intuitive response and use it to support well-being and creativity.