Inspection: Intent, implementation, impact

Settings are assessed on the quality of education they provide, which is their curriculum. This article explains what is meant by ‘curriculum’ and how leaders can be instrumental in designing a framework of learning tailored specifically for the children in their setting.

Opinion: Keeping the early years unique

Many PVI settings find themselves in an increasingly schoolified and top-down pressured system. In this piece David Meechan addresses the schoolification of the early years through the new Development Matters guidance.

FOCUS: Sustainable resourcing

Learning resources constitute a significant part of any early years setting. This makes them a good place to start if you are planning to make your setting more sustainable.

Getting to know you: Enya's Childcare

This month EYE'S editor interviews Enya Mooney, the co-founder and director of education at Enya's Childcare, a Reggio-inspired setting offering Forest School provision and working hard on sustainability and eco-friendly practice.

Sector update: Ready for the revised EYFS

The revised EYFS Framework will become statutory from September 2021. Sue Cowley takes a look at the backdrop to the early years reforms and brings you fully up to date with all the changes.

FOCUS: Carrying out a sustainability audit

The move to introduce sustainability to the early years is growing all the time. How do we introduce and continue to work with these practices under limited budgets and staffing pressure?

August book reviews: Professional and picture books

This month EYE editor, Angelica Celinska, provides a review of a very practical professional book surrounding this month's focus on sustainability. Angelica also reviews picture books with a difference here – aiding practitioners in supporting children with their emotional development.

Opinion: Is play beyond definition?

There's something that hangs over you, me and childhood that couldn't care less about how we define play, it's that thing called neoliberalism and it creates and shapes our days without us being aware of it most of the time.

July book reviews: Professional and picture books

This month EYE editor invites Aaron Bradbury, early childhood academic, to review the latest book centred around a loving pedagogy in the early years, exploring ‘professional love’, self-reflection and the tactile nature of working with children.

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