It’s That Time of Year Again
Nurseries and schools have their differences, but they also have many similarities, one being they tend to track the same academic year. Summer sees an exodus of some children moving into primary school, while September sees an influx of children either starting nursery for the first time or re-joining after some time off over the summer. The reason for this usually being to spend time with school aged siblings or due to childcare funding that ties in with school terms.
Whether children are new or returning, there are many factors for practitioners to consider this time of year. Here are some of our articles that can make the start of a new year effortless and enjoyable for practitioners and children alike:
The EYFS has now been updated and is available for early years settings to follow. Here is our checklist explaining some of the major changes.
‘Development Matters’ or ‘Birth to 5 Matters’: Which Non-Statutory Framework Should Practitioners Follow?
Along with the EYFS updates, non-statutory frameworks have also been reviewed. Here we explain how ‘Development Matters’ and ‘Birth to 5 Matters’ have changed and the benefits to using either one.
Dr Sue Allingham holds an MA and EdD in Early Childhood Education and is a leading voice in UK Early Years practice. Here she explores different types of transitions and what they mean for young children.
This time of year means many children start nursery for the first time, which can be an upsetting experience. Nursery Deputy Anna McCallum gives best tips and techniques for settling children into nursery.
Some practical ideas for activities suitable for September. Focusing on school and identifying similarities between schools and nurseries. It’s never too early for school readiness.
With the colder seasons approaching, coughs and colds are inevitable. This guide to the common cold provides practitioners with everything they need to know about symptoms, treatments and best practice.
Chickenpox cases tend to increase with the arrival of new, younger children at nursery. This guide to chickenpox provides practitioners with everything they need to know about symptoms, treatments and best practice.
With Covid still being a risk and illnesses being on the rise, here are useful methods to encourage personal hygiene in young children.
September is one of the most important months for nurseries. Children and families begin their journey to ‘big school’ and meaningful relationships are formed. Practitioners know what to expect but newcomers may not. Children can struggle to settle; parents might disagree with policies and nursery staff often feel exhausted. When times get tough practitioners should take a breath, refer to out helpful guides and tips and remember just how essential their role is.