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Nearly half of early years providers believe that the attainment gap between disadvantaged children and their peers has widened since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, according to a recent survey conducted by the Early …
Written by: Greg Bottrill
Greg Bottrill, author of Can I Go Play Now..? and early years thought leader outlines a powerful alternative to ‘intervention’, and all of the adult-centered …
What are the main risks in carrying out a cooking activity in your setting, and how do we work to avoid them?
Shavuot is the Jewish holiday which celebrate two events; the wheat Harvest in the fields of Israel and the anniversary of when the Torah was …
Nearly half of early years providers believe that the attainment gap between disadvantaged children and their peers has widened since the start of the Covid-19 …
May 19th is National Numeracy Day, an annual event held to improve numeracy skills in all people, adults and children alike.
Getting our early years involved in risk-assessing activities can support them to be more cautious and mindful, as well as giving them a feeling of …
Make sure your one-to-ones with practitioners are as effective as they can be with these five simple rules from TNL!
Help children explore their emotions, and work on their maths skills in this fun sorting activity!
The world can be an exhausting place and it is all too easy to get caught up on every problem, both great and small. Here …
How does our language and behaviour enforce gender stereotypes in our settings, and how can we challenge this to allow children to be themselves?
Here are some books that we have enjoyed with our children to help them focus on the power of their own minds.
It is never easy trying to confront someone about a difficult subject, especially when that ‘someone’ is a parent, and that ‘subject’ is their child. …
Greg Bottrill, author of Can I Go Play Now..? and early years thought leader takes inspiration from Eric the Squirrel, a regular visitor to his …
As a manager, how do you make sure your team of practitioners have the best atmosphere in which to care for children in your setting?
Help the children in your setting learn more about Eid ul-Fitr, and celebrate with some sweet treats!
That Nursery Life's handy guide to what makes an effective and valuable handover between practitioners and children's families at the end of the day.
What are the signs of nappy rash, and what's the best way to treat it in your setting?
A fun, simple activity that explores children's maths skills while also working on their fine motor control!
As children start returning to our Early Years settings, what effect will lockdown have had on them, and what needs should we be prioritising?
Anna McCallum, in her latest Early Years Diary, explores how she observes and completes assessment in her setting.
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Greg Bottrill, author of Can I Go Play Now..? and early years thought leader introduces us to his good friend Iva, AKA the importance of …
Celebrate Eid ul-Fitr with your early years children with this lovely Eid card crafting activity!
Early years nutritionist Louise Mercieca explores what nutrients and foods the infant brain requires, and what nutrients are critical in early brain development.
What's the best time for snacks, and what food should we be giving our early years? Here's a guide to how best to do snack …
From the 3rd to the 9th of May it is Sun Awareness Week! Here are some resources you can use to share help make your …
With the news that Ofsted inspections for schools, early years, children's social care and further education and skills providers are getting back up to speed …
In 2020 there were an estimated 80,080 looked after children in the UK, with 19% (14,980) of those aged under five, so how do we …
World Asthma Day is held every May to raise awareness of the triggers, symptoms, treatment and common misconceptions of asthma.
What's the best way to deliver constructive criticism to your practitioners, ensuring that problems are resolved in a positive way?
Anna McCallum reviews Connetix Magnetix Tiles and where they may or may not be of use in your setting.