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Coronavirus: Find all the latest news on how the pandemic is affecting the early years sector and children.



PRACTICE GUIDE EYFS Best Practice in Schools Different aspects of early years provision in schools




OFSTED We take key areas where settings underperform at inspection, and present models of best practice.


management-guides/ofsted-bestpractice-guide coming up

JULY 2020 ■ Around the nursery – baby rooms ■ Building your curriculum – engage with your local area/community ■ EYFS in Schools special – helping children settle back into school ■ An early years project on mud ■ Finger rhyme poster – ‘Tommy

Thumb’ ■ PIcturebooks – the series turns to interactive books (pop-up, lift-theflap, etc.) ■ A Leicester project promoting communication and language through music (photo above)

FREE ACTIVITY POSTER Our series on ‘Growing Up’ continues with eating in this issue

 NEWS 6 analysis

Settings divided over opening 8 news round-up

All you need to know in brief 11 noticeboard

Community catch-up

 OPINION 12 to the point

Michael Pettavel and Stramash Social Enterprise’s chief executive Kenny Forsyth 13 people

Tiney founder Brett Wigdortz 42 over to you

Your letters and social media posts contents

 ACTIVITIES 23 a-z of learning

C is for… circuits and celebrations 24 project

Creating a coronavirus hospital ward to make sense of the crisis 26 rhyme poster

‘1 bubble, 2 bubbles’

38 coronavirus

Preparing those children and their families who are due to move up to school in September

 PRACTICE 14 coronavirus

How we can best prepare for children – and us – returning to normality 16 knowledge

Encouraging children to think and talk about what they are learning 20 around the nursery Construction play’s benefits and how settings can resource for it 28 picturebooks

The importance of giving children books that represent their diversity 31 common conditions

An essential guide to tonsillitis 32 health & nutrition

Research has linked smaller brain size in adults to extreme deprivation in early childhood

 CLASSIFIED 39 services 41 appointments

NURSERY EQUIPMENT Our annual publication has the theme of communication and language, with advice on the best resources to support young children’s development in all areas of learning

 MANAGEMENT 34 leadership

What performance management entails and how it helps staff 36 opportunity areas

The intervention programmes tackling language and communication in North Yorkshire



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