June issue: Coming together

Angelica Celinska
Friday, May 13, 2022

June 2022 issue of EYE is out - take a look at an overview of the articles featured this month. This month we have a number of articles which either give us new insights, challenge our thinking and practice or really reinforce in a new way what we know is important.

Angelica Celinska

EYE editor


The last few weeks in the early years sector have involved a lot of shared events and face to face opportunities. From the Nursery World Show, to in-person seminars, conferences, networking meets and well-awaited book launches. It seems that now the sector is really starting to jump back up again. It is clear that such in-person events are really bringing the wonderfully diverse sector closer together, and we are all enjoying feeling more connected and being part of something bigger. This is certainly an aspect of early years that can be difficult; from childminders and nannies feeling isolated and early childhood students not knowing which direction to take their early career in, to early years teachers feeling left out and misunderstood amongst senior leadership in the school system. So let's really make the most of all of these opportunities to come together and feel part of the wonderful early years community.

I would love for you to share with me and the rest of the sector where you have been, who you have been meeting, networking with, which seminars you have been attending etc. Do email in your experiences and even photos to share in the magazine and tag EYE on social media.

I will also take this opportunity here to remind you of our new supplement, Practice Insight, which aims to provide a window into the practice of settings and individual practitioners, giving a platform for sharing a range of voices from across the sector. This month is the second edition of Practice insight, featuring an atelierista in our student spotlight, a case study all about mathematical concepts and the community corner takes a critical look at using food for play.

Practice Insight is led by Adam Marycz, who is a practitioner himself. Do get in touch with Adam if you have something to share (adam.marycz@markallengroup.com), as this is exactly what this new supplement is all about!


Take a look at some of this month's articles: 

Focus: Young children's digital play

Reflective account: Losing the beauty of early years

Sector insight: Supporting children who are refugees

Planning in the moment series: Tracking and assessment


Practice Insight: 

Early years community corner: Should real food be used in play?

Play experience case study: How many can you count?

Student Spotlight: Exploring Self-regulation


Take a look at a quick video introduction to this month's issue:


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