Families

Developing a positive sense of self

Blog via the Birth to Five Matters Website Click on the Visual below to access the blog and read it on the Birth to Five Matters website   In this conversational blog, Shaddai Tembo, Dr Sharon Colilles, Vicky Hutchin and Aaron Bradbury discuss with Donna Gaywood practical ways to support children to develop a positive …

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Developing a Loving, Nurturing Environment in the Early Years Classroom

  Developing a Loving, Nurturing Environment in the Early Years Classroom   I have always prided myself on developing a loving, nurturing environment in my classroom – but what makes this type of environment? Is it physical items and resources? Is it staff relationships between each other and the children? I believe that there are …

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We need to Crown this moment. – The Unique Child and LGBTQ Early Years Representation

Right now, we have an opportunity to trailblaze an inclusive dialogue through Early Years practices, allowing all conversations to be at the centre of inclusive practice and change the way we think. Why not start that journey now? Many of you know that we have a new Non-Statutory Guidance for the Early Years. This is …

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The Birth to Five Matters Guidance – Aarons musings

The Birth to Five Matters Guidance – Aarons musings   With a revised Early Years Foundation Stage becoming statutory in September 2021, the Early Years sector has got together to produce a research, sector endorsed guidance offering a pedagogical rigorous method of delivery within Early Years education and practice. This blog looks at some of …

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#EYBLOGFEST2020 – The Early Years and Early Childhood sector coming together. Raising their voices one by one

  #EYBLOGFEST2020 Hello Everyone, we felt that it was time to let you know how the EYBLOGFEST2020 went. Well firstly I have to say that it was immense. “WOW” is the word to use.   EYBLOGFEST2020 was an idea that Aaron from Early Years Reviews and Juls from EYMatters had, where we wanted to try …

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His/tory, Her/story – Our Stories

I want to start by asking you a few questions: Are you proud of your career? Would you want to be famous? Are you an honest person? They may seem like random questions but bear with me. I’ve considered writing a blog for some time during the Covid-19 pandemic. The events of the last few …

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What happens at home doesn’t have to stay at home -Using online learning journeys

  The use of online learning journey software has become a familiar feature of the working day in lots of childcare settings across the country in the last few years. Almost gone are the days of taking photos, printing them and then finding time to meticulously cut them out and stick them into scrapbooks alongside …

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A checklist to reflect on your Early Years setting outcomes for Diversity and LGBT families

  The checklist I am giving you below is a basic one and an opportunity for you to complete an audit with regards to seeing how far you and your setting has gone to make families, children, young people and your local community welcome within your setting when it comes to LGBT. This post is …

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Creating a Partnership with Parents and Carers who identify as LGBT in the Early Years. #LGBTHM2020

  This is part one of a 4-part blog which is celebrating the LGBT History Month 2020. It will focus primarily on 4 key aspects with the first one being discussed below. Creating a Partnership with Partners and Carers who identify as LGBT Creating a checklist to make sure that you and your setting are …

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