There is a lot going on in Early Years at the moment, so to bring you more of the current news we have a small format change. We hope you like it, do let us know your thoughts!
Ofsted are yet again on the top of top of the news pile with some interesting (but small) changes for this month. We have had a look at changes to the reporting process after an inspection and two consultations currently in progress about Paediatric First Aid and how we meet the needs of children with SEN. We also had some extra reading to do with the notes being handed out for early implementers of the 30 hours childcare program and a new safeguarding document. And finally we have mapped the Fundamental British Values for playworkers. Phew!
Missed last month’s insights? Click here to catch up with the our first impressions of the new style Ofsted inspection, just how much we should be interrupting the children in our care and some fantastic food ideas that would need adapting as they were for Halloween…
Inspiration of the Month:
This month our inspiration column has been taken over by a new person who joined the team last month. She had some wonderful ideas for creative activities you could try for bonfire night and beyond. You can find all her ideas in an excellent blog here.
It’s that time of year again. Nope, not Christmas but the arrival of the EYFSP data. And it’s generally good news this year with improvements in lots of areas! We did notice however, that the gender gap has grown in numeracy and shape, space & measure.
For a subject that is seen as a core subject for the entire duration of school, it seems like the government hasn’t yet got a handle on what to do about Maths in Early Years. And it’s shows.
We have been thinking hard about what we would change to make it better, and we want to wave goodbye completely to the Maths table. Read more of our thoughts here.