What we've learned from the Covid comeback

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.

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.

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