• Finding the child – Written with Jan Dubiel

    Finding the child – Written with Jan Dubiel

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    At the heart of all the difficult decisions that EYFS educators and managers will need to take is reconciling the need to keep children safe with ensuring that…

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  • Whatever next?

    Whatever next?

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    The last three weeks have passed by in a blur of phone calls, emails, zoom chats, webinars, interviews, articles, writing letters, draft documentation and reviews, risk assessments, recovery…

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  • A safe space for learning; written with Jan Dubiel

    A safe space for learning; written with Jan Dubiel

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    A central consideration for an effective and responsible retransition in EYFS provision will be how the learning environment is structured and how leaders will strike the balance between…

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  • I don’t want to burst your bubble….

    I don’t want to burst your bubble….

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    There seems to have been a lot of confusion caused by various politicians and health advisors who have referred to social distancing in briefings and in interviews. Last…

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  • It’s a bit more complicated than you think…

    It’s a bit more complicated than you think…

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    One would hope that in an effort to support schools and settings to keep safe in a global pandemic, the government would ensure that the guidance for those…

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  • Language Matters

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    What a week it’s been. This morning I woke up to the news that the children’s commissioner had said on the BBC that unions need to “stop squabbling”…

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  • Tales from the staffroom!

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    I have been asked on several occasions about the virtual staffroom. Is it an Early Years thing? Who can join? Is there an agenda? So I thought I’d…

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  • Thoughts on a BrewEd in Lockdown

    Thoughts on a BrewEd in Lockdown

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    Anyone who knows me well will know how much I love a BrewEd, so my initial response to BrewEdIsolation was, “Fantastic, I’m up for that!” quickly followed by,…

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  • What do you notice?

    What do you notice?

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    There are no right or wrong answers to this question, which is instantly liberating for the child. The Early Years teacher will not be unduly surprised by potentially…

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  • Upper Body and Shoulder Girdle Strength

    Upper Body and Shoulder Girdle Strength

    In this blog I want to explore one of the areas which I find is often overlooked in the early years classroom. The development of upper body strength…

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