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With 154 Norovirus outbreaks reported in the past 5 weeks, how can we try to avoid infections in our settings?
Louise Horsfield-Novelli shares her experiences and advice around working with children who have more 'selective' appetites.
What is the Reggio Emilia approach to early years learning, and what does it look like in practice?
Summer is the best time to engage in outdoor activities, ensuring they keep cool and enjoy their garden time while learning about the world. Here …
Scorching hot weather is no fun for those who are stuck inside a setting with no air-conditioning. Children become agitated and miserable, as do staff …
Working in early years when the weather's hot means most of your time is spent cooling the children down. But how do you keep yourself …
Just a few items are needed to make this activity which helps to build on physical development and creates positive relationships with food.
OFSTED have released a new ‘Early Years Inspection Handbook’ which comprehensively outlines adaptations and addresses common myths around OFSTED inspections. Here is everything settings need …
Nursery Deputy Louise Horsfield-Novelli shares her latest insights of how to promote a love of literacy in young children; by incorporating playdough.
The way children develop is unique to them and their experiences and while comparisons should not be made between children, there are ‘expected’ times in …
Looking to move up to a setting manager role? What experience do you need, and what should you expect from your new duties?
The government has just announced the list of workers that are exempt from the NHS Test and Trace app and, sadly, the early years has …
There are many fun ways to get young children involved in the International Day of Friendship, here are That Nursery Life’s top suggestions.
Children should regularly participate in group circle games to encourage focus, attention.and listening. Here are That Nursery Life’s Top 10 Circle Game ideas that require …
Just you and the baby are needed! This simple activity helps to build on making relationships, physical development, communication and understanding.
With 154 Norovirus outbreaks reported in the past 5 weeks, how can we try to avoid infections in our settings?
Settings host an array of materials such as plastic toys, wooden toys, metal furniture, blankets & bedding, cushions, rugs and books. We explain the best …
One of the most important areas for children to develop in is independence. If a child can do certain things for themselves, they will feel …
Need something quick, easy and enriching? Here's a handy activity to encourage maths and communication skills in Early Years!
This activity is created with young babies in mind, building on physical, communication and personal development. Follow our simple step-by-step guide to have a go …
There are many ways young children can get involved with celebrating Eid al-Adha this year, here are some of That Nursery Life’s top suggestions:
Greg Bottrill, author of Can I Go Play Now..? and early years thought leader in his latest TNL piece considers the importance of creating as …
"Do you have any questions for us?" is always the final part of an interview, but what are the best questions to ask, and why?
This activity encourages children to explore items from their natural environment, using their observational skills to think about similarities, differences and how each item is …
If you are new to early years you might not know what a SENCO is, or their role in a setting. Read here for a …
Cooking with children requires a different approach then when cooking by yourself of with another adult. Here are the areas to consider.
This activity is created with older children in mind, focusing on deepening their understanding of the world. Follow our simple step-by-step guide to have a …
Louise Horsfield-Novelli explains how her nursery is adapting to current guidelines that prevent parents from entering settings.
How do we initiate or support toilet training with our early years? And what are the signs that a child may be ready to start …
Greg Bottrill, author of Can I Go Play Now..? and early years thought leader, explores the innate desire children have for transformation and realising their …
Tape Measures are incredibly useful tools for adults, but they can also be used as an educational resource for children. Here are some fun ways …