Childcare Expo is The UK’s National Exhibition and Networking Event for the Early Years, Childcare and Nursery Sector. The UK children’s day care nurseries market was worth £3.9 billion * in 2008. Despite the current economic crisis, it still rose by 4% in 2008,* which adds to the exceptional growth that the industry has seen [...]
Early Years Foundation Stage
Its been over 6 months since the EYFS was fully introduced. What have been the good points? What have been the bad points? If you are a childminder how has it affected you?
As a Registered Childminder following the EYFS for all my pre-school children currently, I understood that when these children start reception class, that I would not need to continue will all the extensive observations, and assessments that I am doing at the moment for them. As they will effectively become before and after school children [...]
I have a toddler of 1 year old and I would love to introduce him to some Stickle Bricks but I’m unsure if they’re suitable- can anyone provide me with any advice. Thank you very much in advance!
There has been some research reported in the news that childrens language develops better with conversation than with having a book read to them. I am sure it does, but you can encourage interaction and conversation whilst reading a book, and engender a love of books and reading at the same time. Anyone else have [...]
Hi. The kids in my nursery love the Gruffalo story. Does anyone have any good ideas for related activities?
I stumbled across this – http://www.qca.org.uk/qca_22487.aspx the QCA are conducting some research into how the EYFS has been recieved by practitioners so that they can understand the challenges in its implementation as well as its identified strengths.Follow the link to give your feedback.
I find that the children I care for all get on so well together that they play much better on their own than when I try to do “activities” with them. When I read childminding magazines I feel bad that I don’t do more challenging activities with them (and I worry there is less to [...]
Anyone any positive experiences to share regarding successful grants/funding applications?
Has anyone put any preventative measures/contingency plans in place? If so, what are they?
Any great ideas for bringing everyday ICT into childrens play?