Early Years

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How to support education recovery in Early Years – an Ofsted summary for education providers

Ofsted recently published: “Education recovery in early year’s providers: summer 2022“, a brief created using results from inspections and conversations with inspectors. In this brief they discuss findings regarding children’s development and important next steps to be taken by early year’s educators. In this blog we will summarize the key findings from the brief. We will also outline ways in which educators, and parents, can support children’s education recovery and close the gap. Identified delays in learning and development Ofsted have reported delays in the following areas of learning, as... Read More

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Transitions: The big move. Advice for Early Years Practitioners

This transitions blog has been supplied by EYR partner PACEY. In this blog, former childminders and PACEY advisors Pat and Anne discuss their experiences of children in their care transitioning to primary school. They share copying techniques and methods to support not only children, but childcare providers and parents alike. For more information about PACEY then head to their website here. The summer holidays are finally here, and you may be thinking of the next big transition that some of the children in your care are about to make as... Read More

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Special Education Needs Career Guide

This blog has been written by Senploy. If you are looking to further progress your career, find your dream job in Special Education (SEND), or see what opportunities are out there, then is the go-to platform for jobs in SEND. Take a look today and see what you can find at Senploy. Around 351,000 children aged 0-17 have a learning disability in the UK. The job outlook for special education teachers is expected to grow by 8% in 2030. This guide is designed to help you make sense of... Read More

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6 Activity Ideas For World Book Day

World Book Day is just around the corner and it’s the biggest celebration of its kind. We celebrate World Book Day to salute authors, books, illustrators and to give all young children the opportunity to read and explore books of all kinds. From dressing up, face paint and – of course – reading, you can embrace World Book Day in your own creative way, and we want to make sure you have a full day of exciting World Book Day activities, whether you’re at home or in the classroom! Pick... Read More

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Why Don’t They All Learn Well Through Play?

This article has been written by Ellie Collar from Early Years SEN. I am an early years practitioner and I have worked with Flitters. You know the children who play like butterflies, circling the play environment but never really engaging with anything long enough to extend their play or use the language you planned for it to stimulate? Those children who play well if an adult is there to extend and model, but drift away once the adult leaves? Those children who live for the bikes outside and spend much... Read More

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How to Use Stories to Boost Multicultural Literacy

This article has been written by storytelling specialists, Tonya and Natasha, from Little Creative Days It doesn’t matter where we’re from or what our cultural background is a story has the power to unite us and help us understand one another. A story helps us celebrate our cultural diversity and to teach children respect and tolerance for others. A story can help children learn about the world they live in and the different cultures. If you are telling a story from a different country, eg. a different version of a... Read More

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How to Make a Story Add up

This article has been written by storytelling specialists, Tonya and Natasha, from Little Creative Days. They will be delivering two EYR Workshops on Friday 28th June 2019 ‘Introducing Maths with Stories‘ followed by ‘Taking Stories Outside‘ >> Learn more  When you’re thinking of teaching children about maths how many of you think of reaching for a story? It’s probably not your first thought and I suspect you go for a box of bricks or counters first. But using a story can make learning maths a whole lot of fun and... Read More

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Why parents engaging with their child’s stories is key

This article has been written by storytelling specialists, Tonya and Natasha, from Little Creative Days  Why parents engaging with their child’s stories is the key to boosting their language and communication skills Did you know that the more words that a child knows by the age of 8 is the biggest predictor of their future success, regardless of their social and economic background? It’s also been established that children with poor vocabulary at the age of 5 are more than twice as likely to be unemployed by the age of... Read More

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Early Years Resources Introduces Workshops

Introducing the EYR Workshops … We are extremely proud to announce the launch of our EYR Workshops for early years practitioners, teachers and childminders! You won’t want to miss the very first EYR Workshop event on the 12th October 2018 at the Holiday Inn Express in Trafford City, Manchester – where we are running two interactive workshop sessions, which will provide you with lots of advice and essential tips on Safeguarding Through Stories and Using Stories & Puppets for EAL. These fun and interactive workshops will be delivered by inspirational storytelling specialists... Read More