Enabling environments

All aspects of the Enabling Environments EYFS theme, including provision for birth to threes and three to fives, outdoor play and learning, and equipment and resources. Regular features include Let's Explore.

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Enabling Environments: Autumn - Natural tools

A playgroup in Surrey has been making use of the resources provided by autumn to inspire learning opportunities.

Outdoor provision

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Enabling Environments: Risk - Scary stuff?

'Because it's exciting': childen enjoy - and need - the experience of danger Forest School can offer. But educators need a deeper understanding to handle it effectively,...

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Enabling Environments: Outdoors - Leap at the chance

In the final part of her four-part series on the 7Cs approach to planning the outdoor play space, Julie Mountain looks at Change and Chance.

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Enabling Environments: Collections - Glorious mud

This natural material opens up opportunities for children to experiment and explore both real and imaginary worlds - and a mud kitchen makes a good central point....

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Enabling Environments: Outdoors - Clear thinking

In part three of her series on the 7Cs approach to planning outdoor spaces for young children, Julie Mountain explains the importance of incorporating 'clarity'...

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Nursery Equipment: Outdoors - Open plan

The importance of outdoor play to development is well documented. Julie Mountain explains how to get right both attitude and resources.