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27th September 2022

The Benefits of Teaching Yoga in the Early Years

Research is clearly showing that yoga is hugely beneficial for children. In fact, regularly teaching yoga can enhance focus, attention, comprehension and memory, encourage community and connectedness within the classroom and reduce problem behaviours by providing opportunities for reflection, patience and insight. Victoria Tso joins us to discuss the benefits of teaching yoga to early years children.

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22nd September 2022

The ABC of Early Years Education Guide – FREE Download

We’re extremely proud to announce the launch of our latest resource – The ABC of Early Years Education.
Set out in an alphabet-style format, the guide brings together 26 of the sector’s expert voices, sharing insight, top tips, activities, and resources with childcare professionals.
With 26 letters to cover, the download features a vast array of early years topics – including big emotions, wellbeing, Ofsted, outdoor play, data security, inclusivity, sustainability, nutrition, and many more.

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25th August 2022

Nature-Based Play in the Early Years

Nature-based play has always been a significant component in children’s early learning opportunities and experiences and something all settings should value highly. Today Chloe Webster joins us to discuss this and how we can encourage outdoor play in nurseries.

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24th August 2022

The Importance of Risky Play

For young children to learn to understand the concept of risk and danger, they must first be exposed to ‘risky’ experiences and opportunities to explore these concepts safely to learn essential skills that will allow them to risk assess, identify risks and challenges in their play and learning.

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26th July 2022

The Value of ‘Child-Led’ Learning in the EYFS

As we discuss the power of play in early childhood development – it is important to also understand child-led learning and how this can impact a child’s cognitive, physical, and emotional development during their early years.
Today we will be discussing what child-led learning means and what its role is in the EYFS.

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7th July 2022

How To Get The Most From Hosting a Sports Day at your Early Years Setting

Physical education in the early years sector is key for child development not only to promote a healthier lifestyle – but it is also a fabulous opportunity for both children and practitioners to wind down at the end of the school year.  As we look to promote healthier physical and mental health in our children – providing a fun sports day can impart some enthusiasm in movement that will benefit children as they grow. 

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26th June 2022

6 Ways You Can Benefit From Using Connect Childcare

Here at Connect Childcare, we provide nurseries across the UK with a secure and reliable software platform that helps to take some of the stress out of managing a nursery. Today we want to share 6 ways you can benefit from using our nursery management software.

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20th May 2022

Teaching Children About the Importance of Bees

Bees are a huge part of our ecosystem, and their value to our crops and flowers cannot be overstated. As we look towards World Bee Day on the 20th May 2022, we are going to talk about bees and how you can teach early years children about these helpful little creatures. 

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