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Inspection: Account for your actions

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.

Find out what what’s in our current issue…

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.

EYFS reforms: Identifying opportunities

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.

Capturing conversations

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.

Opinion: Crying out for help

For too long, the private, voluntary and independent early years sector has been the ‘Cinderella service’ – what we need now is a national pay and career structure.

SEND: Knowing them best

Early years practitioners are in a unique position to advocate support for an individual child but in the current climate having the right professional relationships in place is key to being heard.

Interview: School can be wild!

Karen Hart talks to primary teacher Mark Bonner about what inspired him to write his book, My Teachers Are Animals, and how it supports children's transitions.

Opinion: ‘Claiming our bonus’

In an uncertain world, now is the time to recognise what really matters. Rather than focusing on maths and literacy, let's enjoy time spent with our children.

Provision: In a safe space

Now is the time for settings to build on their experience of risk assessments and planning post-lockdown to build positive environments that are sustainable in the longer term.

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