Learning & development
The Learning & Development theme of the EYFS, including child development, Prime and Specific Areas of Learning and activities. Regular case studies showcase best practice from early years settings.
Margaret (1860-1931) and Rachel (1859-1917) McMillan made real advances in early childcare, and their ideas still resonate today, says Linda Pound
Settings based on outdoor learning are growing in popularity - and providing focused, creative provision inspired by their individual environments. Nicole Weinstein...
On entering Reception, children are exposed to the world of 'formal' language. In the third part of our series on communication, Dr Anna Theakston explains what...
The ability to speak multiple languages is linked to strong critical thinking. So how can the early years nurture learning in this area? Vicky Burghardt, Beverley...
Careful observation of PSED should be a key consideration when assessing children's progress, says Marion Dowling.
How can practitioners help children to play in a manner that best supports their development? Marion Dowling explains.
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