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: Sharing books… Puffin Peter

by Petr Horacek (Walker Books, 2011)

Outdoor provision


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


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


EYFS Activities: 5 ways to explore… water

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


Nursery Equipment: Forest School - Hit the trail

Two settings, one urban and one rural, explain how their Forest School provision works. By early years expert Nicole Weinstein


EYFS Activities - 5 ways to explore… maths

Going outside to ‘do’ maths is an effective way to engage young children. Julie Mountain offers some tips