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.
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.
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.
While the autumn term will be a busy and complicated time for all those working in settings and schools, it could be Reception class teachers who face the greatest change and pressure.