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


PRACTICE GUIDE Andy McCormack gives expert advice on selecting and using all sorts of picturebooks for your early years setting

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How social leadership can help a setting improve internally and achieve social change

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Penny Tassoni takes a fresh view of Expressive Arts and Design in Part 7 of our series, Areas of Learning in the revised EYFS We’ve explored… the wunderkabinett (above) Outdoor calendar: start planning exciting activities for September Montessori: a special focus highlighting its latest initiatives Best practice: A look at new research on movement play carried out by Jabadao Management: How to become an ambassador for your outdoor area; advice on using images to promote your setting on social media; and understanding how personal relationships affect staff wellbeing in this issue

 NEWS 6 analysis

What’s driving nursery school closures 8 news round-up

All you need to know in brief 11 noticeboard

Community catch-up

 OPINION 14 to the point

Sarah Brown and Professor Pauline Rose on the vital work of the charity Theirworld; how Norland nanny Keziah Warne supported her family through bereavement 15 people

Clare Stead and Laura Outhwaite unveil the Oliiki parenting app 50 over to you

Your letters and social media posts  PRACTICE 12 Nursery World Awards

Discover who is on the shortlist for the 2021 Awards 16 revised eyfs

Explore changes to Understanding the World and use it as a rich context for all areas of learning 20 essential resources

Make the most of block play 30 inclusion

Working with LGBTQ+ families 32 health and nutrition

Strategies to boost children’s appetite for vegetables 34 best practice

A look at the role co-regulation and other factors play in the development of kindness and empathy 36 bereavement

Support children to express grief and make sense of loss 38 play

Insights into cultural and gendered attitudes to play in a Bangladeshi community

 ACTIVITIES 23 birth to threes

Support children to develop their balancing skills 24 a to z of learning

Q is for... questions, which can be sparked during lively activities 25 sustainable education

Explore why the world of work should be equitable 26 your outdoor calendar

Things to do outside in August 28 project

Creating a rainbow shed

 MANAGEMENT 42 management

How to address your staff ’s wellbeing holistically 44 training

What the Early Years Level 2 Apprenticeship involves 46 cpd

Extend your outdoor practice by going out into the local community

 CLASSIFIED 47 services 48 appointments



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