Category: Blog

Characteristics of Effective Learning

On Saturday I attended a training session on Understanding the Characteristics of Effective Learning (COEL) hosted by the York branch of Early Education. The trainer was none other that Early Years legend Helen Moylett (the same co-author of …

Meanwhile, in Next!

Now, how exciting was this discovery whilst browsing round Next? A solid wood dice, ok it’s meant to be a doorstop by that just means it should last! I saw this on a shelf and instantly thought if …

Fine Motor Threading

I was having a wander round Home Sense today and saw this pasta on the shelf. I think this would be amazing for threading, working on fine motor control and hand/eye co-ordination. A bargain at £2.49 as well!

Self Care Sunday – Running

Ever Sunday I try to do something that boosts my own welbeing and recharges me for the week ahead, we all know it’s going to be busy so it’s worthwhile taking that time for yourself. I call this …

Open Ended Play with Nursery Nook

I totally meant to write about this last week but you know how life runs away with you? Well last week we were delighted to welcome James Tunnell from Nursery Nook into our setting for a twilight session …

Exciting Journey Ahead – Our Hygge Adventure

I was very lucky recently, I mean VERY lucky, and it doesn’t happen often. I entered a competition on the Facebook Page for Hygge in the Early Years, run by the amazing Kimberly Smith, and to my utter …

What is the “Third Educator”?

I’ve was reading an interesting article recently by Stephanie Bennett and Lyndsey Hellyn, the co-founders of The Curiosity ApproachTM, where the talked about how educational pioneer Loris Malaguzzi always spoke about the children’s learning environment in terms of …

#BrewEDEYLeeds – are you going?

I’m rather excited about this latest Twitter storm, the concept of #BrewED has been around for a while. It’s about those in the education sector connecting over a cuppa and really getting to grips with the issues facing …

Product Review: Muddy Faces Log Building Set

In this video I take a look at the muddy faces Log Building Set which is available on their website for £31.19 including VAT CLICK HERE TO VISIT THE WEBSITE

Product Review – Yellow Door Traditional Tales: Goldilocks and the Three Bears

Products can be found at the following links: Goldilocks and the Three Bears figures are HERE Storytalk Cards are HERE Stand-It Stones are HERE