Early Years Foundation Stage


5 ways to encourage friendships in EYFS

With Valentines’ Day just around the corner, it’s important to remember how crucial the development of friendships is in EYFS. The importance of friendship can’t be overstated for children. Friends are a source of support, empathy, and encouragement during difficult times. They help children learn how to play together and share their feelings without fear or embarrassment. Here are 5 tips on how to encourage friendships in Early Years settings: 1. Provide opportunities for children to play with other children Children need to be able to play with other children... Read More

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The Importance of Stories for Children with EAL

What is EAL? EAL refers to English as an Additional Language. It is a term used to describe the teaching of English to students who have not learned it as their first language. EAL could refer to students who were born in, or have lived in the UK for a long time, but who speak another language at home and may not be as fluent in English which may affect their literacy levels. It may also refer to bi-lingual children. Irrespective of the child’s proficiency in English, the Department of... Read More


30 years of Early Years Resources – An Interview with Payman Mostaan

This year we celebrate 30 years of Early Years Resources. From a catalogue on two sides of A4, to thirty years and thousands of products later, we are very proud to have reached this point. To mark this incredible milestone, I sat down with EYR’s founder Payman Mostaan, to find out what this achievement means to him and what makes Early Years resources the company it is today. The beginnings of Early Years Resources “I brought in a product from the United States, took it round to nurseries, and I... Read More


Choosing the Right Furniture for Your Early Years Setting

The importance of choosing furniture for your nursery or early years classroom Choosing the right furniture for your nursery or early years setting is an important choice that requires some consideration. Not only do you have to think about how you want your setting to look, but the most important factor to also consider is how it will affect and benefit children. You want to maximise opportunities for learning while giving them a sense of purpose in their day to day, all while attempting to keep their attention. That in... Read More