PRACTICE GUIDE: AROUND THE NURSERY

What is 'continuous provision', why is it so important and how does it fit into Early Years Foundation Stage practice? A guide to what practitioners need to be providing on a daily basis in every area of the early years setting to ensure they are offering a truly 'enabling environment'.

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Enabling environments: Around the nursery - Day to day

What is 'continuous provision', why is it so important and how does it fit into the Early Years Foundation Stage? In the first of a new series, Jane Drake examines what practitioners need to be providing...

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Enabling Environments: Around the Nursery - ICT - Key stages

With so much to gain from the effective use of ICT, it makes sense to ensure that early years settings are suitably resourced, says Jane Drake.

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Enabling environments: Around the nursery - Brush strokes

Think about what children can learn from using paint through the way your setting's provision is organised and what experiences are offered to them, says Jane Drake....

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Enabling Environments: Around the Nursery - Music and sound - Beat it!

There are endless ways to incorporate music into your provision, says Jane Drake, and just as many things children can learn from it.

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Enabling Environments: Around the nursery - Make believe

Resources for productive role play, and the best practice for organising and offering them, are outlined by Jane Drake in our series on continuous provision in an...

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Enabling environments: Around the Nursery - Water Area - Splash out

Make the most of water play by offering the best experiences and stocking the essential resources, as suggested by Jane Drake

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Enabling Environments: Around the nursery - Technology Workshop - Assembly lines

The technology workshop can be amply stocked with simple and readily available resources and is an ideal area for adults to work alongside the children, as Jane...

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Enabling Environments: Around the Nursery - Malleable Materials

What to keep at the ready in your setting's malleable materials area - and what resources you can also find outdoors - are examined by Jane Drake.

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Enabling Environments: Around the nursery - home corner

Stock the essential resources and plan to inspire learning with our series on continuous provision by Jane Drake.

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Enabling Environments: Around the nursery - Construction Area - Starting blocks

Build up your setting's construction area carefully, with attention to the movement around it and materials with the most potential, says Jane Drake.

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Enabling Environments: Around the nursery - Sand Area - Dig and delve

Wet and dry sand can provide a useful basis for further learning when combined with careful planning and an interesting variety of resources, says Jane Drake. Photography...