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24th February 2024

The EYFS 2-Year Progress Check

Welcome to an exploration of the 2-year progress check, a pivotal assessment within the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), designed to track and support the development of children aged 2–3 years. This assessment serves as a comprehensive snapshot of a child’s learning and growth journey, highlighting areas of strength and opportunities for further development. In…

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20th February 2024

Simplify the EYFS: Your Go-To Guide

Guest blog: Jamie Victoria, The Childcare Guru In a rush? Skip to the section you’d like to read… What is the EYFS? Breaking down the EYFS EYFS requirements  What is a breach of the EYFS? The EYFS and Ofsted The EYFS and your curriculum  The EYFS and safeguarding  Top tips I know how long you work…

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15th February 2024

EYFS: Parent Partnerships for Child Development

Research shows that involving parents and carers in their children’s learning is the most important factor in enabling some children to do well regardless of background. For nursery managers, cultivating strong partnerships with parents and carers is not just a best practice – it’s a central element of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS). Overarching…

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24th January 2024

EYFS Updates 2024: Webinar Takeaway’s

We recently hosted a webinar featuring The Childcare Guru, Jamie, a distinguished professional with over 15 years of experience in various Early Years roles. Jamie’s diverse background, including roles as a Nursery Manager, Forest School Manager, Deputy Head, and even an Ofsted Inspector, uniquely positions her as an expert in the sector. In this blog,…

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12th January 2024

Free Webinar- EYFS Updates 2024: Guiding you through the Changes

The landscape of early years education is ever-evolving, and staying on top of the latest updates is crucial for childcare providers dedicated to delivering high-quality early education. We are delighted to announce an up-and-coming webinar that aims to educate group childcare providers on the recent changes made to the EYFS.  Join us for the free…

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2nd November 2023

Upcoming webinar: ‘Preparing for an early years Ofsted inspection’

On 7 November 2023, Connect Childcare will host its next webinar covering each of the necessary steps UK nurseries can take to prepare for an upcoming Ofsted inspection. In collaboration with Julia Maynard, childcare director at Happy Orkids, the webinar will uncover how the Ofsted methodology is used during an inspection — including how this…

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22nd September 2023

Exploring the Recent Updates to the EYFS Framework: September 2023

In the early years sector, the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) framework serves as a foundation for shaping the experiences and development of children attending early years provision. In the ever-evolving landscape of early years education, staying informed about changes to regulations and guidelines is crucial. The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Framework, a fundamental…

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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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