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Guest Blog: Creativity in the Early Years

Early Years practitioner and author of ‘Can I Go And Play Now?’ Greg Bottrill shares his thoughts on creativity and how the essence of freedom needs to extend out from the creative area into our general continuous provision. …

In a busy world you’re important too

I had a great headline for this article but seemed to have lost it over the weekend. However the message is still the same, we are important too. I’ve emphasised this before but in the last couple of …

A little bit of shopping

So earlier I had some bursts of inspiration for my room at Nursery and thankfully we went out shopping. I should mention I’m visiting the in-laws for Easter so it’s supposed to be a relaxing time away from …

Sometimes it’s like my mind has a mind of its own!

You know that time when you’re meant to be on holiday and put all thoughts of work out of your head? No, me neither! Currently I’m developing a ideas for loose parts pound shop construction and an area …

BOOK REVIEW: Can I go and play now?

The subtitle of this book is “rethinking the Early Years” and it couldn’t be more appropriate! Greg Bottrill’s revolution to put play at the heart of Early Years is voiced with such eloquence and good humour in his …

Who broke it?

Apologies in advance for a blog post which some may find controversial but it’s something I feel passionately about. It’s Sunday morning and I feel like crying, not because it’s Sunday and I’m back to work tomorrow (luckily …

New book review in progress

This is my latest read, I’ve been looking forward to reading this one so stay tuned for the review.

BOOK REVIEW: Hygge in the Early Years

  Sorry this review has taken a while but this certainly wasn’t a book to rush. Kimberly Smith is the author of this transformational and inspirational book which is well worth picking up and reading. From the outset …

COMPETITION TIME!!

To celebrate the start of spring (although you’d be hard to spot it amongst the snow this week) I’m going to hold a competition to win this amazing book . . . All you need to do is …

Environmental Print

I’ve been looking at the environmental print available in my room lately and wondering what else I could add. So, while I was out for dinner tonight our bill arrived in this . . . Later on it …