The Benefits of Free Play May Not Be What You Think
The importance of play to children’s learning, development and physical activity levels is regularly cited as a reason...
Early Years Observation in the Spotlight
In any typical early years setting, childcare professionals will be making informal observations most of the time. Except...
How Should We Encourage Sensory Play?
Children discover more about the world with every moment that passes. Guided by the eyes, voice and body...
What Are The Benefits of Beach Schools?
Beach Schools are a way of giving children in their early years the opportunity to learn and develop...
Children’s Personal, Social and Emotional Development – Online Childcare Summit
Ahead of her Online Childcare Summit on Children’s Personal, Social and Emotional Well-Being, childcare author Kathy Brodie reflects on...
The Importance of Group Play for Early Years Children
Play is a natural mode of learning for early years children, and indeed the default mode for the...
10 Ways to Support Children (and Parents) in Preparing for School
The transition from nursery to primary school is undeniably significant – even for children who are ready to...
Men in Childcare & the Implications of Gender Bias in Early Years Settings
Having seen the meagre proportion of men in childcare in New Zealand’s early childhood workforce slide from just...
FREE Childcare Web Summit – Back for Spring 2017
The #1 Online CPD Event for Early Years Professionals 2017 Spring Summit: Children’s Personal, Social and Emotional Well-Being: Strategies...
You Don’t Have to be a Specialist to Teach Early Years Music
Many early years professionals still find the idea of using music in their practice extremely daunting. Though one...
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