Talking about touch

A report from the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Fit and Healthy Childhood explores the importance of touch for children’s physical and emotional growth – even in our new, socially distanced world.

Help to prepare children for the arrival of a sibling

While the birth of a new family member can be the biggest and most exciting transition a child will experience, it can also be daunting. Sonia Mainstone-Cotton provides practical advice on supporting children and parents to make the experience a positive one.

Time to innovate as children return

The latest Government guidance for children returning to nursery and pre-school contains reassuring steps in the right direction and provides scope to think about new ways to operate, says Sian Marsh of Best Practice Network and Gill Mason of Kids Planet Day Nurseries.

To act, or to act, that is the question

Professor Rupert Ward explores some of the key issues underpinning his book, Personalised Learning for the Learning Person. In it he discusses the roles of learning habits and technology in supporting a new and more personalised approach to learning.

Revisiting the Education Inspection Framework

While routine inspections have been put on hold until the beginning of 2021 it is important that early years teams continue to build their understanding of the relatively new Education Inspection Framework. The role of leadership, and how it is demonstrated to Ofsted, will be key in the wake of the pandemic.

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