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.


Enabling Environments: Enhanced Provision - Nature Watch

Being in the city doesn’t mean children can’t learn about the natural world. Marianne Sargent looks at one nursery connecting urban with earth

Outdoor provision


Enabling Environments: Outdoors - Hit the trail

In an extract from his book of story-based adventures, Adam Dove explains how woodland fairies and a big-footed troll can provide an exciting and engaging starting...


Enabling Environments: Outdoors - In full swing

Action research has helped to develop a nursery garden to better provide open-ended opportunities for learning, as well improving practice. Teacher Sue Duglan...


Enabling Environments: Forest School - China times

Forest school expert Stuart Welby has been training practitioners looking to translate the practice to Chinese, city-based provision. So how did the experience...


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...


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,...