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Bonfires, fireworks and fire pits - 6 top tips for planning safe fire activities

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Autumn is the time of year for bonfires and fireworks, and many practitioners contact us to find out how they can introduce fires to their activities whilst safely managing risk.

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Case Study - Developing reflective practice and leadership skills

 

In this guest blog from Steven White of Tiptoes Nursery, he shares with us a case study example of using reflective practice and the...Read more

Vaccinations - Keeping your setting safe

 

Alliance quality and standards manager Melanie Pilcher explains why vaccines are so important for young children. This article originally appeared in our Under 5...Read more

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

Inspirational early years practitioners - the Alliance Outstanding Member Awards Special Commendations 2018

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In 2018 we launched the Alliance's Outstanding Member Awards. The response was overwhelming and attracted an incredible calibre of nominations. As a result, the judging panel felt it necessary to create a new Special...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

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