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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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Knowing what you believe and the importance of it! My personal creed!

  Knowing what you believe and the importance of it! My personal creed! By Tamsin Grimmer   There has been a lot of discussion on social media recently about the child and childhood and what certain people believe to be true. I don’t agree with much of what I have read – but I do …

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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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EY BLOG FEST 2021

#EYBLOGFEST2021 After the success of EYBlogfest2020, where there were more than 200 blogs shared across social media on the 26th October 2020, it is time again for our Early Years voices, ideas, practice, resources and thoughts to be shared on October 29th 2021. What is EYBLOGFEST? EYBLOGFEST was an idea between Early Years Reviews and EYMatters, …

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The Happy Child – Written by Carys Jennings

The Happy Child   Written by Carys Jennings Health, wellbeing, children’s voices and choices have long been areas of interest for me personally. Arriving in my Reception class in my first post as a newly qualified teacher over 20 years ago I knew instantly that the teacher’s desk that was a monstrous feature of the …

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Book Review – Observing Gabby by Cath Arnold

Book Review – Observing Gabby written by Cath Arnold Reflections by Aaron Bradbury    I have been writing about the use of books for CPD in the Early Years now for a couple of months. Reviewing core texts and exploring the use of them within your practices. So this month I am giving you a …

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Book Review – Developing a Loving Pedagogy in the Early Years by Tamsin Grimmer

  Book Review – Developing a Loving Pedagogy in the Early Years by Tamsin Grimmer This is my first book review, and it is not endorsing anyone (well it is talking about the book) but it is my own thoughts. I have been discussing and researching around Nurturing in the Early Years now for a …

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The Magic of the Outdoor Kitchen by Laura Hankinson

  The Magic of the Outdoor Kitchen The outdoor Kitchen is a staple in all our settings, and an essential component of an enabling environment. It is one of my favourite places to play, and incidentally seems to be a favourite with my Class too. It is an area we are constantly reviewing and enhancing …

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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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