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A sharp decline in outdoor learning as children move from the Foundation Stage to Year One may reduce opportunities for them to develop their creativity and social skills, finds a new study.
Karen Walker, head of children's services at the London Early Years Foundation, spoke to Nursery World about how the group's nurseries are preparing for the new framework.
Thinking up imaginative ways to use their indoor space to develop children's physical development and renewed thinking about child-initiated learning are just some of the ways nurseries have been preparing for the new EYFS.
Government poverty adviser Frank Field is to call for all children to be given parenting classes at school when he presents recommendations from his review into poverty to education secretary Michael Gove.
The review of the Early Years Foundation Stage might consider the option of an increased emphasis on personal, social and emotional development and communication and language, according to Communication Champion Jean Gross.
Adults should not impose their own preconceptions of what is natural or innocent on children's play, argue Sue Grieshaber and Felicity McArdle.
The upcoming review of the Early Years Foundation Stage needs to look carefully at worldwide studies of effective pre-school approaches, says Oli de Botton of the CfBT Education Trust.
Only meaningful dialogue between the Government and the early years sector will avoid ideological swings in policy and achieve a balanced approach to reform of the EYFS, say Margaret Edgington, Richard House and Kim Simpson of the Open EYE Campaign.
A community project that aims to boost music-making in nurseries and children's centres in London has been found successful in bringing quality musical experiences to children.
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