Early Years Setting

Book Review – Playful Mathematics

  Book Review – Playful Mathematics  Book written by Helen Williams I had this book sent through for me to review. Don’t worry, I am going to be giving this book away as I feel once I have reviewed it, its kind to give back to the sector, for free of course, but there is …

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Ruth Swailes – Continuing the Passion for the Early Years and Primary Education

#TeamEarlyChildhood Podcast-  I am interviewing Ruth Swailes – Expert and Consultant on Early Years and Primary Education/Improvement “Ruth has over 25 years’ experience in primary education, over 20 of them in senior leadership. Ruth has worked as a School Improvement Advisor, Early Years consultant and moderator in several Local Authorities. Passionate about Primary education, particularly Early Years, …

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The Magic in Everything by Sarah Watkins

  Sarah Watkins has taught every year group at primary level and was previously Head of School. She now teaches Reception. She regularly writes for Teach Early Years The Magic in Everything “My father taught me to see the magic in everything. Growing up, magic was in the sunrise and the rainfall. In every expression …

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LGBTQ Month: A Quick Look at Books – By Debbie Garvey

  My interest in, let’s call them ‘unusual books’ for children, started by accident. A few years ago, I was searching online for videos of children playing that I could legitimately use on my training courses. I accidentally came across Jazz Jennings, and watched the video with growing interest. If you’ve not heard of Jazz, …

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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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Fostering the nurturing environment in your Early Years setting

  Ever since I became a nurturing parenting programme facilitator, I have always tried so hard to take on board the approach of nurturing within my career. It is important to nurture oneself to be able to nurture others. To see the benefits of teaching and endorsing nurturing to both parents and children has proven …

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