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 explore… sticks

Autumn’s abundance of fallen sticks could be the start of a stick love affair in your setting! By Julie Mountain

Outdoor provision

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EYFS Activities: Five ways to explore… conkers

Conkers have huge affordances – and luckily there is plenty of them right now, and they’re free! By Julie Mountain

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Outdoor - Fine days at Little Foxes

Children’s fine motor skills are developing speedily at Little Foxes Forest School, an outdoor nursery in Bristol, thanks to the range of activities on offer, Nicole...

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EYFS Activities: Five things to do with… steps and ramps

Letting children practise negotiating steps and slopes will improve their physical confidence and can teach them about number and gravity. By Julie Mountain

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Outdoors - Open minded

As Chelsea Open Air Nursery School prepares to celebrate its 90th anniversary, Nicole Weinstein finds out what makes the setting so special today

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EYFS Activities: Five ways to explore… water

With summer upon us, Julie Mountain suggests some creative ways to use water in your setting