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 - Well away

Pack-away nurseries need be creative to make their settings work. Nicole Weinstein asks three how they manage their storage solutions.

Outdoor provision

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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.

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Enabling Environments: Outdoors - In context

Early years landscape designer Julie Mountain continues her exploration of an innovative Canadian approach to early childhood landscape design - the 7Cs - by looking...