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Greg Bottrill, author of “Can I Go Play Now?”, explores the importance of connection between areas for activity and their spacial proximity within your setting, so that children can experience ‘cross-pollination’ in their play and …
TNL Founder Sam Green reflects on and responds to the Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities Report and why our platform will continue to advocate …
Worm Farm is an activity that brings your early years closer to their environment and helps in their understanding of the natural world.
(April Fool's 21) TNL Science: A new University of Los Angeles study has revealed that regular exposure to nappies, primarily through daily engagement in baby-changing, …
Time to test your green-fingers and share with the children in your setting the joy of growing vegetables and where our food comes from. This …
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Nex in the Marketing Your Early Years Setting series focuses on the unique features of Linkedin and the benefits of using it to promote your …
What essential traits should you look for in a new recruit?
In this edition of her Early Years Diary, Anna McCallum considers the importance of play for children’s development, and how different types of play can …
A fun experiment that enables children to see and discuss the benefits of good handwashing habits, as well as what bad handwashing habits can do.
Liz Pemberton (aka: @theblacknurserymanager) and That Nursery Life have teamed up to deliver an important resource for the Early Years sector, The Anti-Racism Pack. Don't …
The early stages of a child's understanding of the world centres on sensory experiences. In this activity we use fruit and vegetables in different forms …
Here's an idea for using a modern concept to explore childrens' PSED progress, without having to actually use technology. Follow our simple step-by-step guide to …
Developing an engaging early years maths activity can be a challenge. Our simple story-telling activity can be used to explore a variety of maths skills …
The fact that people look different from one another is often fascinating to young children, but conversations about race can make adults feel uncomforable. This …
Here is an activity to encourage both physical development around movement and handling and PSED around making relationships.
Here's an idea for allowing younger children to work on and develop their sensory movement! This activity is designed to help with motor skills and …
Celebrate St David's Day by making these early years version of traditional Welsh Love Spoons
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Here's a Halloween-themed idea that uses the age-old tradition of pumpkin carving to facilitate children’s maths and counting skills. It takes a little more preparation, …
Here’s an idea that spans the week and explores older children’s attention, listening skills and memory, all while exploring their PSED progress. It can be …
Take finger-painting to the next level with this activity by make beautiful love heart fridge magnets for children to take home. Ideal for Valentines Day …
Making homemade playdough saves money, and means that as soon as your existing supplies go past the point of no return, you can bin them …
Anna McCallum, in her early years diary, explores the tools that we need to be giving young children to help them better understand and manage …
This activity takes familiar characters, and uses them to explore emotions and children's progress in a surprisingly wide range of areas.
Anti-Bullying Week is a fantastic opportunity to teach kindness, values and an appreciate of each child's uniqueness.
The world around us if full of different life; insects, animals, birds and plants. Take the time to properly examine what living things you can …
In the first of our Early Years Diaries, Anna McCallum thinks about effective decision making in settings.
A treasure trove of creative ideas for EYFS practitioners. Quarto Publishing 2020
Emma Davis reviews this beautifully illustrated collection of animal poems that will spark children's imaginations across all 365 days of the year.
Chinese New Year is traditionally about celebrating the end of winter, generating as much good luck as possible and scaring away bad spirits. Join in …
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The Sport Relief team have developed a host of helpful resources to enable early years settings to make the most of this great event; here …
A big part of a child’s life is sleep, so it’s a perfectly reasonable question to wonder if other things sleep like them.