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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Learning & Development: Inspections - Beyond Ofsted

A positive inspection is vital, but so too are other measures of effective provision. By Dr Julian Grenier

Areas of Learning

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Learning & Development: Communication & Language - Champion

Speech and language strategy Time to Talk is improving children’s communication skills in Warwickshire, finds Annette Rawstrone

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Enabling Environments: Outdoors - Taking action

In the final part of her series on the London Borough of Newham and Early Education’s 20-provider-strong Outdoors and Active programme, Julie Mountain rounds up...

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Enabling Environments: Outdoors - Passing it on

In the third part of her series on Newham’s Outdoors and Active programme, Julie Mountain finds out how it has involved parents and carers to create a family culture...

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EYFS Activities - Birth to two…counting rhymes

How to introduce this fun activity. By Penny Tassoni

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My Best Course - Speaking up

A course in communication skills helped mum and Foundation Stage Teacher Katrina Yolland give her children language skills and, crucially, confidence