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.


EYFS best practice - All about… junk modelling

The flexibility and abundance of ‘junk’ give children enormous learning benefits and unrivalled creative opportunities, explains Annette Rawstrone

Outdoor provision


Outdoors - Ground work

The natural environment is benefiting children with sensory processing problems at Merseyside’s first outdoor nursery, explains Nicole Weinstein


Enabling Environments: Outdoors - Cream of the crop

More and more farms are helping to educate young children, as Ruth Beattie found out when she talked to some prize-winners


EYFS Activities: Five things to do with… a new recruit

Make sure new-starters appreciate the importance of outdoor play at your setting by following these tips. By Julie Mountain


Enabling Environments: Outdoors - Speak Out

Being in the woods is boosting children's language skills at oneof West Sussex's first early years settings to be awarded a national accreditation for the provision...


Enabling Environments: Outdoors - In the balance

Developing toddlers’ balance and co-ordination is a priority at one setting in the US, writes Claire Martin