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Sowing the seed of sustainability in early years

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When you mention the word sustainability to an early years professsional often their first thoughts are financial – budgets, cash flow, forecasts! However in terms of children's education and learning, sustainability refers to our relationship with our environment and how we can meet our needs today without compromising the needs of future generations.Read more

Exploring schemas

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As educators we support and value the unique child in our settings, but do we really understand what their play is telling us? Read more

Coronavirus rules for families over the holiday

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A reminder for early years providers ahead of the festive breakRead more

Celebrating the festive season during COVID-19

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Ideas for celebrating Christmas in your early years setting during the coronavirus lockdown periodRead more

Preparing for a Covid-19 local lockdown

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Local lockdowns in Leicester, Greater Manchester and Lancashire remind us the virus is still a clear and present danger and that the government will impose local restrictions quickly where the evidence shows it to be necessary. Includes references to updated government guidance on 28 August.Read more

How best to organise settling-in sessions during the Covid-19 outbreak?

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Most providers will agree there is usually a two- to four-week settling-in period. But how do we do this during the ongoing pandemic, when we need to socially distance and keep everyone safe? Richard Knight has these tips...Read more

Conducting visits to settings during the Coronavirus outbreak

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How can settings welcome and connect with prospective parents in these times of social distancing and strict guidance? Richard Knight has some tips.Read more

Managing menus in uncertain times - advice for nurseries and childminders

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Information for early years settings - pre-schools, nurseries and childminders - struggling to access food during the coronavirus crisisRead more

How to talk to children about coronavirus

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How to respond to children's questions about coronavirusRead more

Equality in the early years

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How Gender Action is challenging gender sterotypes in early years settingsRead more

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