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Best Practice - Flourishing Froebel

The Froebelian approach is being given a new international push to demonstrate its continued relevance and to train more leaders in the pedagogy. Nicole Weinstein reports

Safeguarding - Behind closed doors

With referrals to social care and concerns about children rising during the pandemic, what is the impact on early years settings’ safeguarding role? By Meredith Jones Russell

Cookery corner - homemade pizza

This is a great meal for young children to help with. You can prepare all the ingredients and have them in bowls on the table for children to add their own toppings

Potty Training - Good to go

With more children wearing nappies for longer, what do early years practitioners need to know about potty training? Annette Rawstrone reports on the reasons for the trend and practical ways to help children become successfully toilet-trained

Health - Taking the strain

The mental health of new fathers is rarely assessed as part of ante- or postnatal care. With dads’ depression on the rise, this needs to change, finds Meredith Jones Russell

Check out Nursery World’s July issue

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  • Tuesday, June 29, 2021
Best practice has the emphasis firmly on fun at this time of the year – when children can enjoy being energetic and creative outdoors. We’ve got lots of ideas to try. Why not display their weatherproof art outdoors or make art from the land itself? We also explore some big issues including how to be vigilant with safeguarding and the need to address childhood obesity with a balanced approach.

EYFS Activities - We’ve explored… tree surgeons

Essential tree-felling in one setting’s garden drew the children’s interest to the people doing the work, as well as the trees themselves and their importance to the environmental health of the planet. By Annette Rawstrone

Essential Resources: Music - Pitch perfect

Offering musical instruments for children to explore and handle freely along with targeted, adult-led music sessions helps promote listening and communication skills, Nicole Weinstein discovers

EYFS Activities - We've explored… the moon

Two girls' conversation about the moon led to their whole nursery investigating Earth's natural satellite, facilitated by an enquiry-based approach that followed the children's interests. The Growing Places team explain how the project came about, and its legacy

Health & Nutrition - Field to fork

A food ethos which encourages quality, independence and an understanding of the origins of what we eat bagged one setting first prize at the Nursery World Awards earlier this year. Meredith Jones Russell reports

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