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.

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Nursery Equipment: Creativity - Space and time

In Scotland, creativity is now at the heart of early years education. Annette Rawstrone assesses its capacity to foster a love of learning.

Areas of Learning

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Nursery Equipment: Creativity - Space and time

In Scotland, creativity is now at the heart of early years education. Annette Rawstrone assesses its capacity to foster a love of learning.

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Nursery Equipment: Block Play - Wall to wall

Some settings are making blocks an important part of their provision - and opening up new opportunities for learning and development as a result. Marianne Sargent...

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Nursery Equipment: Communication & Language - So to speak

Use targeted resources that are meaningful to children to get them talking, says Judith Stevens.

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Nursery Equipment: Maths - Measuring up?

There is potential for mathematical learning in all areas of a nursery, so long as practitioners are open to possibilities. Judith Stevens suggests ideas to inspire...

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Nursery Equipment: ICT - Supporting role

With technology playing an increasingly important part in all our lives, it is essential that the early years sector finds appropriate ways to incorporate ICT...