How to implement heuristic play at your setting

How to Get Started with Heuristic Play

Now, now, now, before you conjure up the picture of some fancy pedagogic approach that will get you scrambling for funds, let’s give you a heads-up, it’s nowhere near as complicated ( or expensive) as the name will have you … Continue Reading

Ofsted's new Education Inspection Framework

Ofsted’s Education Inspection Framework 2019 to go live from September

Ofsted’s new education inspection framework and the accompanying handbooks will come into force from September 2019. The new framework is expected to bring down the pressure on teachers and early years practitioners to produce masses of data and paperwork for … Continue Reading

Forest Kindergarten and forest school

Forest Kindergartens:  Beyond Logs, Leaves and Free Play

When Friedrich Froebel first came up with the concept of kindergarten (children’s garden), what he envisioned was an enriching environment that offered unstructured time and joy for the little minds. But as the educational landscape evolved and competition stiffened, the … Continue Reading

Recruiting Early Years Staff in the UK

Things to Remember when Recruiting Early Years Staff in the UK

One of the most important boxes to tick when starting a new childcare business is building the right team. As children are often unable to vocalise their feelings or seek help when needed, it is vital that childcare providers adopt … Continue Reading

Leeds tackles childhood obesity

Leeds Tackles Preschool Obesity with Programme Henry

Leeds becomes the first city in the UK to reverse its childhood obesity rate. Henry, a  council-led programme is being hailed as the key to the city’s success. As obesity remains a nationwide problem, Leeds earns the distinction of being … Continue Reading

How to support a gifted preschooler

How to Support Gifted Preschoolers

It can be quite fascinating when you first realize you are dealing with a gifted child at your preschool. But after the initial surprise is over, comes the real challenge of ensuring they get the right support and intervention to … Continue Reading

Healthy recipes for kids

5 Great Websites for Healthy Kids Recipes

Feeding a picky preschooler is no mean task. From the sight of (the boring!) green beans to the stray drop of sauce marring the beauty of their pristine plain spaghetti, it’s hard to predict what can set the trigger off … Continue Reading