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In looking to ease the transition to nursery, settings can also find ways to engage with the children currently in their care. Alison Anderson shares her experience devising a programme with this goal in mind.
This is the third of four articles on inclusion. The articles are structured around the themes and principles underpinning the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), 2007 (see table).
Don't be reluctant to take babies and toddlers outdoors - just take the right precautions, says Gail Ryder Richardson.
The DfEShas revised the Early Years Foundation Stage framework and is consulting on the requirements that will be given legal force. Here is our concise guide to the new document. Purpose and aims The EYFS aims to help young children achieve the five Every Child Matters outcomes of staying safe, being healthy, enjoying and achieving, making a positive contribution, and achieving economic well-being.
As she moves on to the charitable sector, leading private nursery provider Susan Hay looks at 16 years of progress in UK childcare and at what urgently remains to be done As she moves on to the charitable sector, leading private nursery provider Susan...
You can incorporate technology into your setting using the 12 principles for early years education in the Foundation Stage curriculum guidance The greatest argument for incorporating technology into our early years settings is that it reflects the immediate and present world around us.
Meeting the minimum standards is no longer enough for settings to keep customers loyal and stay ahead of the growing competition within the early years sector Child behaviour
Good practice Meeting the minimum standards is no longer enough for settings to keep customers loyal and stay ahead of the growing competition within the early years sector
In the first of a new series on 'play theory', playwork co-ordinator Philip Waters explores the different types of children's play and how to offer a child a freely-chosen play environent Not too long ago I observed some children playing in a muddy hole pretending to be archaeologists. Each child seemed to have a particular role; some were busy digging at the soft earth with their spoons until they would find something of interest, while others washed the artefacts and delivered ...
Make sure your early years curriculum knowledge and skills are up to date. Take your pick from the courses around this summer and autumn Acorn Early Years Training runs courses on: