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School Readiness: Enabling a Positive Transition for All Children

As we approach the end of this school year and we consider our children who will be making the transition...
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Fostering a Welcoming Environment for Male Educators

Imagine you’re visiting a vibrant nursery bustling with the laughter and chatter of children. As you walk through, you notice that...
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From Meetings to Morale: The Importance of Communication in Early Years

For all early years settings, success hinges on the strength and cohesion of our team. While in the current climate,...
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How to Navigate the Shift from Practitioner to Manager

Building self confidence as a leader Thinking about progressing into a management role? New to leadership and looking for advice...
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Growing Strong: How Gardening Benefits Early Childhood Development

The routines established during childhood frequently influence an individual’s lifestyle and behavioural tendencies in later life. Engaging in gardening activities...
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Ofsted’s Evolving Approach to Early Years Inspections: a closer look

Change can be unsettling, but it can also be the catalyst for positive transformation. In the early years sector, a...
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Key Policy Changes Early Years Providers Need To Make In 2024

As 2023 ushered in crucial changes in early years legislation, it’s vital that, as an early years provider, you revisit...
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Unpacking the SEND Review Consultation

Imagine a roadmap for improving education, especially for children who need extra support. That’s what the Special Educational Needs and...
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How Early Years Inspections Have Changed Since 2019

With the latest amendments coming into force in January of 2024, we’ve seen many changes to the Ofsted Early Years...
Unlocking The Power Of Language In Early Years Creating A LanguageRich Environment

Unlocking The Power Of Language In Early Years: Creating A Language-Rich Environment

What is a language-rich environment? It’s a term we hear a lot in the early years, particularly by Ofsted, but...
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Nurturing A Brighter Future For Your Nursery In 2024

The horizon of 2024 is shining bright, and it’s the perfect time to reflect on the year that was and...
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Retake: It’s Not Free And It’s Not 15 Hours

The annual autumn statement saw the Chancellor promising a hike in staff wages and a drop in national insurance contributions....