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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EYFS Activities: Five ways to… mark-make outside

How to combine mark-making activity with the outdoors environment. By Julie Mountain

Outdoor provision

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EYFS Activities: Five ways to… mark-make outside

How to combine mark-making activity with the outdoors environment. By Julie Mountain

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Outdoors - Crime stoppers

Instead of shying away from the problems blighting the housing estate on which it is located, a kindergarten in Hackney turned the space into its own, explains Bettina...

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EYFS Activities: five ways to use… £ shop treasures

Some ideas for buying and using items stocked in pound shops. By Julie Mountain

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Outdoors in Japan, Part 4 - Go to town!

When urban settings don’t have outside spaces, children in Japan maintain outdoor play and a connection with nature by regularly visiting local parks. By Julie Mountain...

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Outdoors in Japan, part 3 - Wild ideas

What UK settings can learn from Japanese kindergartens when it comes to connecting with nature. By Julie Mountain