The pandemic has encouraged early years settings to fully embrace technology and this is now evolving with new, exciting possibilities for both business and for practice. Sal McKeown provides a guide to what the latest software can offer and what is important to bear in mind when sourcing the right platform for your setting.
Digital watchdog Ofcom has reported that children as young as three spend an average of eight hours a week on video sharing platforms such as YouTube – which is why it is vital that educators and parents harness tools to keep them safe online.
Find out about the current benefits and challenges of harnessing new technology to track children's progress and communicate with parents – discussed as part of a lively webinar hosted by EYE's sister magazine Nursery World in partnership with management software company, Nursery Story.
Sue Allingham suggests taking a pause to reflect on how our practice today affects the wider world tomorrow. Getting early childhood ‘right’ is key to a better future and it involves remaining focused on the principle of the Unique Child.
In the first of a two-part series Hilary White explores diversity and inclusion within the context of a ‘harmonious’ setting and provides practical advice on how to help all children achieve well-being and belonging within it.
There are growing concerns that the pandemic is having a negative impact on children's ability to develop social skills and self-confidence which is why nurseries should go the extra mile to create new opportunities for interaction.
The Spanish Flu epidemic of 1918 claimed the lives of more than 50 million worldwide and robbed vast numbers of children of their futures. Richard Willis draws a comparison with coronavirus.
Karen Hart talks to Daniel Brett, assistant principal at Bishop Burton College, in East Riding about uptake of the new T Level in Childcare and its potential to boost recruitment and professionalism in the sector.
Personal, social and emotional development is a key area of the EYFS and it begins with early years educators who have a positive attitude to their role. With this in mind Best Practice Network's Sian Marsh explains why mental health is a focus for Initial Teacher Training.
June O'Sullivan's new book, The A-Z of Early Years, discusses a broad spectrum of hot topics in the sector and aims to encourage conversation and change. She explains what motivated her to write it and invites readers to take the future into their hands!
It's important to teach children from an early age that disabilities do not define a person and this can be supported in the setting with a matter-of-fact approach and diverse resources and books.
New recommendations to more closely align Capital Gains Tax with Income Tax rates could have far reaching consequences for the childcare sector, says Christie & Co’s David Eaves.
Tigers Childcare has just opened a vibrant new nursey in Elephant & Castle, in south London. It's chief executive Karen Clince talks about the importance of tuning into children's emotional states and giving them the reassurance they may need.
Settings run on a voluntary basis are often viewed as a ‘cinderella service’, providing a flexible, sessional model for modest fees. While central to their communities they are now under pressure.