Early Years Resources

superpower superhero set review 04/10/2018

Superpower Superhero Set Activities – Product Review

This review has been written by early years consultant, Anne Rodgers, from ATR Consultancy. Superpower Superhero Set Review Having been sent a set of these lovely little superheroes, I was happy to note that they were wooden and brightly coloured and each had a unique character of their own which would appeal to both boys and girls. Given unusual names such as; Priya, Luna, Xander, Orva, Kenzo and Tait, which herald from different cultures and countries, makes them truly inclusive as a toy and could be useful for helping children... Read More

play kitchen benefits 10/05/2018

The Benefits of Play Kitchens for Children

Let’s rustle up some deliciously mouth-watering imaginary feasts! Children love playing different roles and scenarios in imaginative play. Play kitchens are a particularly popular resource for pretend play, as it gives children the opportunity to imitate situations that they are familiar with. Whether they are playing the role of a head chef, waiter, kitchen porter or parent at home, play kitchens allow children to imagine themselves in new roles and cook up exciting scenarios. Kitchen role play isn’t just a fun activity for children, it also benefits a child’s development!... Read More


Outdoor Play Essentials List for Childminders

Time to get outside! Do you have a dedicated outdoor space for children in your childcare setting? There is no set way of creating an outdoor childminding area – but it is important to provide plenty of opportunities for children to be outside, with a variety of outdoor resources that will enhance a child’s development and learning in all the key areas. So we have created a list of essential outdoor play supplies for childminders to make sure that you cover all the key development areas! How enhanced is your... Read More

Childminder-selection 2018 catalogue 02/03/2018
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Brand New Childminders’ Selection 2018 | Spring Edition

Childminders’ Selection 2018 Catalogue Out Now! At Early Years Resources, we understand how difficult it can be for childminders to find the right resources at the right price and quality to suit their childminding setting. Therefore, we have carefully hand-picked a great selection of early years resources and equipment which are perfectly suited to childminders! Have you seen our brand new Childminders’ Selection 2018 Catalogue? We are excited to announce the release of our latest Childminders’ Selection 2018 Catalogue – designed especially for Childminders by industry experts. The catalogue is... Read More

Engage Literacy 14/10/2016
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Engage Literacy Reading Scheme

When children are learning to read and developing their skill, it is important that they have access to books of the right difficulty level. They should be challenging enough so that improvement can be made – yet not too difficult, so that they can still read with enough fluency to maintain interest, engagement and enjoyment.   About Engage Literacy The Engage Literacy reading scheme provides all of the aforementioned and can be used as a stand-alone primary school reading scheme or complement and enhance your current reading scheme. At Early... Read More

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Make A Simple Card For Father’s Day

Many may think that Father’s day is a recent invention however a day to celebrate fathers is over 100 years old! The organiser of the first Father’s Day was not a father – or even a man – but an American woman named Grace Golden Clayton. In 1907, Clayton was deeply moved by newspaper reports about a mining disaster which had left 1,000 children in the state fatherless, so she organised an event at her church to celebrate fatherhood. Although this event was a one-off, 3 years later the idea... Read More

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EYR ‘Exclusive Selection’ 2016 Brochure Launched!

We are thrilled to announce the launch of our brand new EYR ‘Exclusive Selection’ brochure containing over 100 fantastic products, specially developed by our team of in-house experts. We strive to be at the forefront of innovation and inspiration and have used our years of experience to bring you top quality products which inspire awe and wonder. Our team of teachers and early years specialists have worked together to develop a range of exclusively designed products and packs you won’t find anywhere else. In the brochure we’ve included a whole... Read More


Gardening with Children

Like most sensory experiences, gardening with children can be a hectic, messy and usually, an untidy affair! Children playing with soil, pulling up plants and strewing seeds everywhere however, is a fantastic learning experience and one which allows the development of a whole host of new skills. Gardening activities can provide hours of fun and introduce moments of awe and wonder to children. They can watch plants growing from seeds, and marvel at fruits and vegetables increasing in size as they learn how to feed and nurture them. Children will... Read More


5 Benefits of Outdoor Learning in Early Years

The benefits of learning outside the classroom are endless. Being outside allows children to express themselves freely and unlike an indoor classroom, there aren’t any space constraints meaning children can jump, shout and explore to their hearts content. The sense of freedom playing outdoors brings is fantastic for a child’s development, both physically and mentally. The importance of outside play in early years can’t be underestimated and below are just some of the many benefits it offers to children: Encourages an Active Lifestyle Children who learn to play outdoors are... Read More

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Mud Kitchens In The Early Years

  “Mud, Mud Glorious Mud!” Outdoor provision in the early years is always high on every practitioner’s agenda. Creating the right setting for young children is vital in making sure they have real, direct and hands on experiences.  The desire to provide these authentic experiences is shown through the use of natural and raw materials and letting children really get their hands dirty! Creating a mud kitchen will provide valuable and vital experience whilst embracing the great outdoors! Benefits of a Mud Kitchen A mud kitchen is just what it... Read More