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1st September 2021

5 Ways to Support Children’s Communication & Language

5 Ways to Support Children’s Communication & Language  Time  When supporting children’s speech and language, the best thing we can provide them with is time, and space for them to practice and develop their speech sounds. The more we rush or try to speak for the child/children, the less confident they will feel in articulating…

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1st September 2021

Communication and language activity ideas as part of the revised EYFS framework

There’s no question that interconnectedness will continue to play a vital role in child development. That’s why we were pleased to see it highlighted as a key area in the EYFS reforms that officially come into force from September 1. If the last 18 months have taught us anything, it’s how important it is to…

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1st September 2021

How can software help with reducing paperwork in line with the EYFS reforms?

How can software help with reducing paperwork in line with the EYFS reforms? There’s naturally been lots in the early years sector media about the new EYFS reforms – after all, it’s a monumental milestone for the sector. And one topic that’s been up for discussion has been around time-saving. In fact, you may have…

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25th August 2021

Ask the Expert – David Wright, Paint Pots Nurseries

This year, we’ve launched a blog series – ‘Ask the Expert’. It provides a platform for all Early Years (EY) professionals, where they can share their experiences and advice with the industry, on their chosen specialist subject. So, whether you’re a policy expert, nutrition specialist, or knowledgeable practitioner, we want to hear from you! This…

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25th August 2021

Steps to take to get ready for September EYFS reforms

There’s lots of sector-wide conversation at the moment about the EYFS reforms that are due to come into force in September – with early years professionals across the country reading up on the updated guidance and planning for the new term. As a childcare professional, you’re likely turning to support documents – such as Development…

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25th August 2021

Life at Connect with Beth-Ann Sher

Connect Childcare – Staff spotlight Here at Connect Childcare, each and every one of us is passionate about the Early Years (EY) sector and about developing management software that improves the lives of children, globally. In order to shine the spotlight on our wonderful team, we’ve created an employee Q&A series, enabling our readers to…

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25th August 2021

Connect Childcare chats to Next Steps Nursery

Connect Childcare chats to Next Steps Nursery With over 3,400 nurseries in our portfolio, we’ve decided to shine the spotlight on a different one each month, to get to know them a little better! So, as part of our new, regular Q&A series, it’s over to Lisa Wills, nursery manager at Next Steps Nursery, to…

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20th August 2021

Disadvantaged three- and four-year-olds ‘locked out’ of crucial early years opportunities

SUTTON TRUST SETS OUT A CASE FOR UNIVERSAL ACCESS TO FUNDED EARLY YEARS EDUCATION IN THE WAKE OF PANDEMIC  Evidence suggests government’s policy of 30 hours of funded childcare for working parents has widened the gap between disadvantaged children and their peers. Majority of families eligible for 30 hours of funded childcare are in the…

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