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Why movement counts – a free book extract

 

Physical development is one of the three prime areas of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), alongside communication and language and personal, social and emotional development. These three areas have equal status, are...Read more

Minimum wage: keeping up-to-date with changes

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By Rachel Lawler
 

Ten things to consider when planning an outdoor play area

 

 

This is a sponsored guest blog from our friends at Kompan Schools, sharing their top tips when planning a new or updated outside...Read more

How to be sun safe

Sunny weather is great for getting children outdoors, but it’s important to keep children safe from sunburn. Here’s how you can keep everyone protected, while still having fun.Read more

Make a Splash in the Early Years - 5 easy water play ideas

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Summer is here and the weather's hotting up, so now is the perfect time to share some tips and inspiration for making the most of water play in your setting during the lovely warmer weather. In this guest post, ...Read more

Myth vs fact: Data protection

 

Rebecca Reilly-Cooper, senior policy officer at the Information Commissioner’s Office, clears up some common data protection myths in this piece, which originally featured in the Alliance's membership magazine...Read more

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

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