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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EYFS Best Practice: All about... Outdoor nurseries

Settings based on outdoor learning are growing in popularity - and providing focused, creative provision inspired by their individual environments. Nicole Weinstein takes a look at some of the different...

Outdoor provision

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EYFS Best Practice: All about... Outdoor nurseries

Settings based on outdoor learning are growing in popularity - and providing focused, creative provision inspired by their individual environments. Nicole Weinstein...

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Nursery Equipment: Outdoors - Cover all bases

With nurseries spending an increasing amount of time outside, many are investing in outdoor structures bringing real benefits to children's play and learning,...

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Enabling Environments: Bug Hotels - Room service

Making a bug hotel to protect insects during the winter can help children learn about the natural environment, while also building physical and team skills. Viv...

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Enabling Environments: Yurt - Under canvas

A yurt in Hebden Bridge, Calderdale, has become the base for two childminders providing funded early education places. Leah Findlay and Peter Findlay explain the...

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Enabling Environments: Outdoors - Beg, steal or borrow?

'Free-and-found' resources lend themselves to creative, child-directed outdoor play. Julie Mountain offers some guidance on sourcing them.