Early Years Coalition Launched Ahead of Government Consulation

Early Years Organisations Launch Survey Ahead of Government Consultation

A new coalition of the UK’s leading early years organizations including the NDNA, PACEY and Early Years Alliance have launched a survey ahead of the Government Consultation on Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) later this year. The coalition was founded … Continue Reading

The benefit of reading and why is reading so important for children

Why Should You Encourage Children to Read?

There was a time when the regal hardbound encyclopaedias, dictionaries and atlases were looked up to as supreme sources of information. They offered fascinating nuggets of wisdom, enriched our vocabulary and enlightened us with answers to mind-boggling questions. Mark Twain, … Continue Reading

How to reduce the waste at your childcare centre

5 Ways to Reduce Your Nursery’s Waste Footprint

From recycling cardboard boxes and paper waste for craft activities to maintaining compost pits, most childcare centres follow a solid waste management routine these days. However, with the climate crisis looming large above our heads, every bit of extra effort … Continue Reading

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

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

History of Kindergarten

Kindergarten: The Story Behind

To many, kindergarten is an American version of a preschool or nursery, but with a strange German name. Did you know kindergarten has its origins in Germany and was founded nearly two centuries ago as the first organised system of … Continue Reading

Department for Education funding for Early Language Development in England

Department for Education to Invest £6.5m for Early Language Development in England

A £6.5m investment funding from the Department for Education is set to help disadvantaged children under the age of five with their early speech and communication skills. According to reports by the Nursery World, the funds will be used to … Continue Reading