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Bake it Better GOSH charity fundraising - Maia’s story

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Every year, Great Ormand Street Hospital Children's Charity asks people across the UK to get baking to raise money for the charity. Fundraising is vital to children like Maia (above), supporting life-changing research and...Read more

Pivotal Points of Development – For Unlocking Learning in Early Years

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Ali McClure is a respected, experienced early years consultant who specialises on development in boys, learning and behaviour. Her unique...Read more

How can we make the transition between the EYFS and Year 1 easier?

 

Jessica Gosling, founder of Step to Pre-school, has years of experience teaching in both the early years and primary schools, in the...Read more

No time for a story?

 

Mary Medlicott is a professional storyteller, storytelling trainer and...Read more

Happy staff, happy setting

 

Sonia Mainstone-Cotton, early years nurture and wellbeing...Read more

Celebrating the wonderful world of books!

 

Here's our round up of World Book Day celebrations, including some of the fantastic creative activities Alliance member settings enjoyed on the day, with the classic We're Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen...Read more

How Outdoor Play Can Be Beneficial for Children with Special Educational Needs

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Emma Homan is an Educational Copywriter for Pentagon Play, who specialise in creating outdoor learning environments for schools and children with special educational needs. In this...Read more

Bilingualism in the Early Years – a free book extract

 

Early years settings have an important role to play in supporting children as emerging bilinguals, working with parents to enhance opportunities across the spectrum of their language development. In this free extract from...Read more

Case study - a day in the life of an Ofsted inspector

 

Jude Sanders, early years regulatory inspector at Ofsted, takes us through an average day in the life of an early years inspector.

This article originally appeared in the Alliance's ...Read more

Celebrating Chinese New Year - ideas and activities for early years settings

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Melanie Pilcher, quality and standards manager at the Alliance, shares some fun ideas for celebrating Chinese New Year in your setting.

This article orginally appeared in the Alliance's ...Read more

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