In the bustling world of early years education, where every moment is a learning opportunity for our youngest learners, the significance of quality training for our workforce cannot be overstated. However, there's a growing trend that's raising eyebrows and stirring teacups across early years settings in the UK: the so-called [...]
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In the world of early years, there's a growing understanding of the importance of open-ended activities for children. Open-ended activities provide children with the opportunity to explore, create, and engage with their environment in a way that fosters creativity, problem-solving, and a love for learning. This blog will delve [...]
Unveiling the Invisible Children Invisible children are those children who are often forgotten about within the setting, they may seem like they are happy playing by themselves in a corner but actually, it is up to us as practitioners to go over to the child and touch base with them. [...]
In early years settings, the emphasis has shifted from traditional practices to creating engaging and inclusive learning environments. One significant aspect of this is the recognition of the importance of listening to children's voices. By valuing their perspectives, ideas, and opinions, we empower young learners, promote their agency, and cultivate [...]
Creating a positive and inspiring environment for both children and staff in early years settings is essential for fostering a thriving learning community. As an early years consultant, you understand the importance of supporting and motivating your staff to ensure they deliver their best every day. In this blog, we'll [...]
As an early year’s practitioner, your role is pivotal in creating a warm and welcoming environment for young children as they embark on their journey into Early Years Education. Supporting children and parents during the settling-in period is crucial for building trust, fostering a sense of security, and facilitating [...]
While the benefits of male role models in early years are evident, it is important to acknowledge that not every child will get to experience a male role model in their life. This could be due to a variety of reasons and it is important that we are proactive [...]
Today I want to chat about something that's super important in Early Years: staff supervision and setting SMART targets. Now, you might be wondering, "What on earth does that mean?" Don't worry; I've got you covered! Your staff team are what makes the wheels go round in your setting. [...]
Early years settings have long relied on circle time as a staple practice for group interaction and learning. However, in today's evolving educational landscape, there is a growing realisation that circle time may no longer be the most effective approach. In this blog, we will explore why circle time [...]
Motivating an unmotivated early years team can be a challenging task, but with the right approach and strategies, it is possible to reignite their enthusiasm and dedication. Here are some steps you can take to motivate an unmotivated early years team: Identify the root causes: Take the time to [...]
Safeguarding Blog Safeguarding is something we must get right; it should always be at the forefront of leaders' and practitioners' minds to ensure that children are protected and safe. It begins right at the start of a member of staff’s journey into the setting. Do you cover information on [...]
The importance of having a 'room intent.' From recent audits that I have done, it has been highlighted to me the importance of having a 'room intent'. I have seen this being delivered extremely successfully, and children have flourished, but I have also seen the impact on children when the [...]