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 Activities - We’ve explored… tubes

One setting investigated the purpose of pipes, which led to great educational play, finds Annette Rawstrone

Outdoor provision


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


Enabling Environments: Outdoors - Set free

How our Nursery of the Year Dandelion Education is breaking new ground. By Caroline Vollans


Enabling Environments: Outdoors - Get out!

Swedish science and outdoor education expert Professor Anders Szczepanski discusses the benefits of being outside with Annette Rawstrone