My opinion around returning to school and early years settings

The Government have declared it is safe for schools and early years settings to open their doors to more children from 1st June 2020, but ever since the announcement was made, there has been a huge amount of debate about if this is the right thing to do, or not. Guidance for schools was issued …

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The Froebel Experience: Part Two

The links between Froebel and Registered Childminding and ME! This is my second blog connected to my visit to Keilhau, Germany for the rediscovering Froebel trip organised by Community Playthings and the school at Keilhau. Although I have now resigned as a registered childminder, I am still very much an advocate of registered childminding – …

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So no early phonics and no laminated word cards

……….. so how are the children being supported in the use of words and those important early literacy skills? Furthermore: Are the children making good or even excellent progress in the prime area of Communication and Language and the specific area of Literacy? Are there any concerns that the environment and curriculum provided at Penny’s …

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Laminated words, box labels and other things

Following on from the Early Years 2012 conference – and the question posed by Helen Bromley about the use of laminated words – I have been giving some thought to my personal view on the use of laminated words and other laminated things within my childminding setting. However before I start – I should remind …

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