Early years blog

Here you'll find blog posts about issues across the nursery sector, written by early years experts.

Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) 2021 – what you need to know

27 May 2021

EYFS and Birth to 5 Matters
The statutory framework for the EYFS effective from 1 September 2021 has now been published. Find out what you need to know.

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How the PM came for coffee at Monkey Puzzle Nursery

24 May 2021

Boris Johnson at Monkey Puzzle Nursery
Hear from Owner of Monkey Puzzle Greenford, John Gill, about when the PM came to visit for a coffee.

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Checking overseas childcare qualifications

20 May 2021

Do you have an overseas childcare qualification, or one from Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland which you would like to get mapped to see if you can count within the Level 3 childcare ratios in England? Find out how. 

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Early years maths: opportunities for development

19 September 2020

Acorns nurseries building with bricks
From construction play to maths development in a real-life context, and finding opportunities for development in your setting, see our top tips in this blog post.

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Support for settling children

17 August 2020
Social distancing with dinosaurs
There will be many different scenarios taking place within early years settings right now. Here, our early years experts look at a range of lockdown experiences and how you can best support children to settle in to nursery life again.

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How three nurseries supported families during coronavirus / COVID-19

29 July 2020
Practitioner at Mother Goose Corner Nursery reading book over video call
We have been so inspired by your stories, photos and videos over the last few months. By sharing these member nurseries' experiences, we hope other members can find ideas and tips too!

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Supporting staff with anxieties

7 July 2020
Stressed nursery practitioner
It is important to acknowledge that as lockdown lifts, our anxieties won’t automatically lift with it. In fact, a different level of anxiety may likely emerge. See our tips on supporting your team in this blog post from our early years experts.

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