Introducing loose parts play into a setting can be a hugely empowering and valuable experience. As practitioners, our role is to facilitate an enabling and inspiring environment for children and incorporating loose parts into our provision can help us to achieve this.
We all know that regular physical exercise is important, but sometimes we need a nudge. These 9 inspiring reasons to ‘get physical’ at school will have you and your class outdoors and on your feet!
What better way to celebrate Children’s Art Week than by taking a look at famous artists from around the world and using their style to inspire young children in their art and craft activities.
Check out our latest blog post which explores how nursery and preschool practitioners can lead the way in making the transition as smooth and tear-free as possible!
As more nurseries and pre-schools look towards incorporating mindful practices into their daily settings, we’ve taken a look at how Yoga can be taught in the Early Years and how this ancient practice can greatly benefit even the youngest of children.
The organisation is essential for the smooth running of a classroom. Planning and knowing where things are, help both you and your students to flourish. Follow these top teacher-organising tips to keep your class shipshape - all year long.
Despite the brilliant Joe Wicks, Sport England figures show that most young people failed to meet the recommended 60 minutes of daily exercise in the 2019/20 academic year. The loss of team sport not only reduced fitness opportunities but also cut the social benefits that come with team spirit and camaraderie.
The outdoors can be the most wonderful space to play and learn in the Early Years and beyond. Although it can be seen as an extension of the classroom, the outdoors holds enormous value.
As schools begin welcoming back flurries of pupils, the excitement of escaping the four walls we had become all too well-acquainted with is equally met by the underlying anxiety of missed lessons and work, for teachers parents and children alike. To ease this transition, and get learning back to where it should be, we can offer classroom furniture that promotes efficient learning, while adding to the overall classroom aesthetic.
Now that schools are back to normal, the maintained schools amongst us are thinking about our new budgets whilst all schools will be looking towards their resourcing for the next school year.
The task of budget setting and bidding for departments, or the spending of the rest of the school’s allocated budget in academies, is well underway. As always, the School Business Leaders amongst us are doing everything we can to achieve the best value for money.