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Enabling Environments: Uganda - Model work

Di Cosgrove, co-founder of the Redearth Education charity in rural Uganda, tells Nicole Weinstein how its Redearth Model Nursery aims to transform local childcare and education practice

EYFS Best Practice: All about... Outdoor nurseries

Settings based on outdoor learning are growing in popularity - and providing focused, creative provision inspired by their individual environments. Nicole Weinstein takes a look at some of the different approaches on offer around the UK and the benefits for children.

Learning & Development: Froebel - A different story?

Seeing Froebelian principles in action in a township in South Africa gave Early Childhood Studies students Valeria Scacchi and Jennifer Partridge a fresh view on what the philosophy can look like in practice. Here, they share their experiences.

Red Nose Day: laughing and learning

With its focus on raising money by having a laugh, Red Nose Day gives pre-school children the chance to make a difference by doing what comes naturally. Aleks Leimanis, Schools and Youth Manager at Comic Relief, suggests approaches and resources to help practitioners plan powerful, purposeful learning experiences this Red Nose Day

In My View - Once in a lullaby

There is something truly wonderful about the fact that children and carers today still love to sing 'Baa Baa Black Sheep'. The first written version of this song appeared in a book of nursery rhymes back in 1744. That makes it a very old sheep indeed. In a world where huge technological changes are occurring on an almost daily basis, it's comforting to know that some things last.

To the Point - Today's nursery rhymes

Last time I wrote that I cannot sing for toffee, I was politely rebuked by one or two people who quite rightly say that everyone should feel confident about taking part in musical activities.

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