Sian Marsh of Best Practice Network talks to Sandra Matthews of Acorns Playgroup in Harrogate about six things her setting has learned since the beginning of this autumn term – and highlights the joy of being back together again as part of an early years community.
Social entrepreneur Brett Wigdortz explains the thinking behind the launch of tiney, a network of ‘home nurseries’ across the UK, run by professional childminders who follow the EYFS framework.
The theme for this year's Anti-Bullying Week in the UK is 'United against Bullying'. Running from 16 – 20 November, the fun kicks off with Odd Socks Day on Monday 16. Judith Harris has lots of ideas to tie in, using favourite picture books.
A commitment to getting it right for children with SEND must begin in the early years – and that means increasing investment, says nasen’s Adam Boddison.
If Ofsted comes knocking this autumn it is important to be clear on how you have reassessed children's needs and can demonstrate how your actions are linked to meeting EYFS criteria.
The T Level in Education and Childcare is among the first of these new qualifications to be launched and is open to applicants now. Find out what the course involves and whether it could be right for you.
Kirsty Nicholls explains why initiatives to make dads feel more involved and engaged with their young children’s education is a priority for Fathers Network Scotland.
Explore new possibilities for practice with this month’s mix of professional features covering reforms to the EYFS, re-thinking your outdoor space for safety and adventure, what to expect if Ofsted comes knocking and how to support children with SEND in a post-lockdown world.
Hilary White explores the relevance today of the Japanese philosophy wabi sabi and suggests how a wabi sabiesque approach can complement learning within the EYFS.
In the first of a three-part guide, Nicola Watson focuses on the statutory changes to the Prime areas of learning and provides advice on how to positively implement them in your practice.
David Yates explains how his innovative practice creates a two-way flow of information between home and school, supporting practitioners to make strong, authentic links with home learning.