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: Collections - Bear it!

Teddy bears have a unique role in children's lives and are an invaluable developmental resource. Nicole Weinstein goes on the hunt.

Outdoor provision

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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.

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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'...