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


PRACTICE GUIDE Implement the revised EYFS with our series on the seven Areas of Learning.



How nurseries can ensure that staff build their outdoor practice expertise with CPD.

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Why technology deserves an important place in the curriculum Penny Tassoni explains how music links to early learning SEND: Activities to help develop children’s powers of concentration Management: Ways to help staff achieve relaxation outside of work Special report: An in-depth look at the importance of sustainability Don’t forget to sign up for Nursery

World’s Outdoor Play Online Conference on 23-24 November: in this issue contents

 NEWS 6 analysis

Now baseline testing in Reception has arrived – we gauge its impact 8 news round-up

All you need to know in brief 11 noticeboard

Community catch-up

 OPINION 12 to the point

Sarah Mackenzie on how change and upheaval has always characterised the sector; plus Victoria Benson on the challenges facing single parents 13 people

Annamarie Hassall explains her priorities as the new chief executive of SEND charity Nasen 50 over to you

Your letters and social media posts  PRACTICE 14 curriculum

Harness ‘geographical tools’ to enhance children’s Understanding of the World 17 all about...

Supporting mark making 24 essential resources

Equipping to allow children to be independent and care for themselves 32 health and nutrition

Tackling the problem of air pollution 35 best practice in schools

How academies are developing their outdoor practice and strengthening their early years pedagogy 39 special report

A look at different business models for franchising and what is currently driving their success for nurseries

 ACTIVITIES 26 your outdoor calendar

Have fun and be creative in October 28 project

How one little boy’s fascination for beekeeping enthralled his classmates 30 sustainable education

The importance of helping children to understand the issues of inequality and racism 31 A – Z of learning S is for telling stories… 34 SEND

Activities to develop speech, language and communication

44 training

Explore how Level 4 qualifications can support specialisms and build on practitioners’ existing knowledge. Plus advice on writing a reference 46 cpd

Make networking a priority when it comes to getting the most out of training for outdoors practice

 CLASSIFIED 47 services 48 appointments

POSTER Skyscrapers is the next subject in Construction – our new series of collectible A2 posters

 MANAGEMENT 42 staff wellbeing

Advice on strategies to help staff teams enjoy a healthy diet



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