5 Ways to Promote the Emotional Wellbeing of Your Staff in the EYFS

We know that ‘emotional wellbeing’ is at the forefront of our minds when working with children in the EYFS, but does that extend to our staff? When I was an EYFS lead in a school, I remember reading articles about the emotional wellbeing of children and it always made me really interested in how this… Continue reading 5 Ways to Promote the Emotional Wellbeing of Your Staff in the EYFS

Why is Effective Transition in EYFS So Important in these Unprecedented Times?

Wooden toy train, railway for preschool child, wood rainbow, paper crafts on blue table. Waldorf or montessori school background. Kids dream, travel concept. Educational toys for kindergarten children

We know that ‘transition’ is a process not an event but why is it so important to get it right? Research carried out by the Study of Early Education and Development (2017) clearly indicates that transitions are central to young children’s learning, development and emotional wellbeing. I remember reading articles about transition and emotional wellbeing… Continue reading Why is Effective Transition in EYFS So Important in these Unprecedented Times?

5 Top Tips for Early Years (0-5) Teachers to Share with Parents

Multi-ethnic group of little friends with toothy smiles on their faces enjoying warm sunny day while participating in soap bubbles show

Being both a parent and teacher at this time has really made me reflect on what parents actually need during these unprecedented times. Ten weeks is a long time! We need to reassure parents that they are doing an amazing job. Knowing though what to suggest to parents can be ‘tricky’ at the best of… Continue reading 5 Top Tips for Early Years (0-5) Teachers to Share with Parents

What Does ‘Teaching’ Look Like in the EYFS?

Teaching in the EYFS has always been an area of discussion when working within schools. Comments like, “I don’t feel like I am teaching if I am playing with the children,” and “I am more comfortable doing an ‘adult led’ activity as I feel like I am teaching properly then” are not unusual, but practitioners… Continue reading What Does ‘Teaching’ Look Like in the EYFS?