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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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

Outdoor provision

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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

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Outdoors in Japan, part 2 - Have a go!

When it comes to risk-taking and resilience, Japan’s settings get the most out of adults and the outdoors, finds Julie Mountain

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EYFS Activities: Five ways to engage… A very active child

Satisfying energetic children, from mini-parkour to watering the plants. By Julie Mountain

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Outdoors in Japan: part 1 - Risk and return

In the first of a four-part series, Julie Mountain explores what Japanese kindergartens can teach us about risk-taking and resilience

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EYFS Activities: Five ways to explore… Tiny containers

Small receptacles provide a plethora of opportunities, says Julie Mountain