Early years blog

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

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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Supporting children to develop a positive sense of themselves and others

12 June 2020
Little girl
The Early Years Foundations Stage framework promotes from an early age, children’s ability to learn about identity and culture, supporting them to develop a positive sense of themselves and others. See our tips on this from our early years expert team.

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Self-care tips for the nursery team

6 May 2020
Blossoms on the Common children relaxing
Self-care is different for everyone and what makes you feel happy is something so unique. It is important for us all to take care of ourselves though, and to implement something into our daily routine that serves us well. 

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Supporting your well-being when helping distressed parents

30 April 2020
Donna Sheldon
While working at home during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, it can be hard to adjust to supporting parents and maintaining your own well-being. NDNA associate Donna Sheldon-Wright has these top tips to support nurseries through this unprecedented time.

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Well-being tips for your nursery to get through the coronavirus outbreak

15 April 2020
Stacy Mann
In the current pandemic, self-care and relaxation has never been more important. Stacy Mann has kindly offered to share her expertise as a Relax Kids and Charge-Up coach in this blog post to support the sector.

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