Be inspired!

Take a look at this taster edition which provides part one of a guide to inspections under the new framework and an exploration of role-play with ideas for new approaches.

Get set for Sport Relief

With Sport Relief coming up from 9–13 March, there are lots of opportunities to get active, have fun and engage in some memorable learning. Ed Lloyd, Schools Fundraising associate at Comic Relief, offers ideas.

How the political party funding pledges stack up for childcare

Specialist data company Ceeda has compared the funding commitments made by the three main political parties for the cost of providing childcare in private, voluntary and independent nurseries and pre-schools. It finds that whatever the election outcome, overall investment will still lag behind the European average.

Too many children are missing out on book ownership

More than 383,00 children in the UK don’t have a single book of their own, according to new research from the National Literacy Trust. The charity warns that these children are missing out on the vital benefits of book ownership for their reading skills, enjoyment and mental well-being.

Voters say they will prioritise education

Education is the third most important issue in the coming election according to a poll of 1,000 parents of school-age children in England by the National Education Union (NEU), with 28 per cent of respondents putting it in their top two or three priorities.

Check out the December issue of EYE

Find out how to pull together ‘intent, implementation, impact’ under the new inspection regime, gain insights into the development of children’s social brain and get ready for the challenges of 2020. Plus there’s lots more professional coverage to inspire, inform and enhance your work with young children.

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