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Best Practice - Be kind

How can adults help to build kindness and co-regulation in children – as well as themselves? Helen Garnett explains

Andrea Leadsom launches new early years podcast 

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  • Wednesday, July 21, 2021
A new podcast series featuring stories of parents who have given birth during lockdown along with interviews with leading practitioners and politicians, has been launched by Andrea Leadsom MP, chair of the Early Years Healthy Development Review.

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

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

'Discover the power of play'

As we move towards the ‘new normal’, National Play Week (from 21 June) provides an opportunity to raise the profile of play and place it at the heart of our practice, says Early Years Alliance chief executive Neil Leitch.

Interview - Monika Jephcott and Sophia O'Neill of Play Therapy UK

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  • Tuesday, June 1, 2021
Monika Jephcott (left), chief executive of Play Therapy UK (PTUK), has spent six years lobbying the Government to ensure children are at the forefront of the reform of the 1983 Mental Health Act, scheduled to become law during this Parliament. Sophia O'Neill, child and family therapist (right), who works as a lead play therapist at Treetops Therapy and teaches a postgraduate Master's course on Practice Based Play Therapy, is PTUK's spokesperson.

Catching up to what?

Education is not a race, and children need quality time invested in them, says our columnist Michael Pettavel

Key Person Approach - A different key

A fast drop-off at the nursery gates has become one of the ways practice has had to adapt to the pandemic, with some practitioners reporting more independent children as a result. Is it time to rethink the key person approach, asks Caroline Vollans

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