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4th April 2023

School Readiness in the Early Years

‘School Readiness’ is a term widely used within Early Years but now more than ever there are conflicting views on what the term actually means and what we as practitioners should actively be doing to ensure our preschool children are ‘ready’ for their transition to school. Today, Chloe Webster joins us with some tips on how to support school readiness in the early years.

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22nd February 2023

Easy Ways to Involve Children in Cooking

Now more than ever it’s so important to make mealtimes for children an enjoyable and beneficial part of our daily routines, particularly in the cost of living crisis when we want to avoid as much waste as possible, and by getting children cooking and meal preparation at the earliest stages is essential.

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20th April 2023

Supporting School Transitions in the Early Years

The transition to ‘Big School’ is a pivotal moment in every child’s early education journey, and for many it is an exciting time and a seamless transition from setting to school. Today, Chloe Webster joins us with some tips on how to support school transitions in the early years.

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31st January 2023

Numbers are Everywhere – Numeracy in the Early Years

NSPCC Number Day takes place on Friday 3rd February, and as we look forward to celebrating the importance of mathematics in education, we wanted to discuss teaching numeracy in the early years. Today, Chloe Webster joins us with some tips on how to teach children numeracy in the early years.

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25th January 2023

Share the Love With Wellbeing Prizes This Valentine’s Day!

You could Win Wellbeing Prizes for your setting including the following prizes in collaboration with Zimpli Kids, Boogie Mites and Carla’s Treasure. ❤️️💖

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12th January 2023

7 Steps to Sharing Better Observations in Early Years Education

Observations are vital in ensuring you understand the children in your care. Every child is unique and observing them enables you to learn about and enjoy the unique qualities of each individual child, to help them progress. Observations should not just be part of a data collecting exercise. Ofsted is very clear that they won’t…

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6th January 2023

5 Essential Free Resources Every Nursery Manager Needs in 2023

Each of these 5 resources can facilitate the management and growth of your childcare setting, and will guide you with free templates, challenges, and advice from industry experts. 

These are the top 5 essential resources every nursery manager needs in 2023…

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14th November 2022

5 Key Components to an Effective and Efficient Early Years Business

Throughout this blog, Lucy Lewin, a Gallup Certified Strengths Coach, business consultant and nursery owner advises how to navigate the cost of living crisis in early years businesses. “High-quality early years provision is a key mechanism for closing the gap between disadvantaged children and their peers and supporting maternal employment”. As I even type that…

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