When dealing with the feelings and behaviour of early years pupils, teachers should try looking at creative ways to approach and deal with problems says Anni McTavish

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Good behaviour in early years is something that practitioners can and should promote, says Juliet Neill-Hall, who offers some strategies on ‘how to’

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Early Years Update focuses on the importance of respectful relationships in environments with babies, toddlers and three- to five-year-old children. This is part of a range of practical ideas to underpin the information in the Early Years Foundation Stage Principles into Practice cards

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In order to recruit the right candidates to your early years staff, after putting together a teaching job description, you must think about how you will advertise and shortlist for the role

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These enrichment activities get pupils to think about unusual animals and ways of converting natural power into electricity read more

This assembly looks forward to the coming of summer and thinks about what it would be like without butterflies, by focusing on some of the endangered species found in Britain read more

Early Years Update focuses on the importance of health and well being with babies, toddlers and three- to five-year-old children. This is part of a range of practical ideas to underpin the information in the Early Years Foundation Stage Principles into Practice cards

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What is best practice when it comes to facilitating young children’s learning? Stephanie Mathivet, curriculum and standards manager for the Pre-school Learning Alliance, discusses this issue

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The eight principles for observational assessment, provided in the DCSF’s Creating the Picture, can be used by practitioners in all early years settings to ensure that the requirements of the EYFS are met read more

How effective is wraparound childcare provision in addressing issues in areas of deprivation? Therese Allen, head at Mychall Primary in Birmingham, dicusses why it plays such a key role in her school

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How does the EYFS framework fit into an early years setting in reality? How should early years education now move forward? Abigail Steel discusses

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Play-based learning can take a key role in the teaching of science and can encourage scientific enquiry skills, says Robert Sinclair

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Before you recruit a new member of your early years childcare team, you must first effectively define the job to be done and your expectations for the ideal person to do it

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Early Years Update looks at the proposed new Ofsted inspection framework

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How can the process of developing thinking skills be put into practice? A glimpse into the environment within a day nursery in south-east England shows how read more

Discover how to manage the dynamics of a balanced and well-organised childcare team

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Early Years Update looks at the National Healthy Schools Programme and the key issues it aims to address read more

Early Years Update focuses on the importance of the personal and physical safety of babies, toddlers and three- to five-year-old children. This is part of a range of practical ideas to underpin the information in the Early Years Foundation Stage Principles into Practice cards

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In early years especially, boys should not be forced into a “girl-like” model of learning, explains Steve Mynard

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In the first of new series on managing people, Early Years Update looks at the distinction between leadership and management

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The Children’s Plan was launched by Ed Balls in December 2007, but what are the government’s objectives for this initiative?

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Early Years Update looks at the opportunities available for practitioners to gain Early Years Professional Status read more

Early Years Update focuses on the importance of inclusion with babies, toddlers and three- to five-year-old children. This is part ofa range of practical ideas to underpin the information in the Early Years Foundation Stage Principles into Practice cards

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Early years practitioners have used ICT to support young children’s learning in diverse ways, writes Julie Steer

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Crispin Andrews looks at how staff at two children’s centres are reaping the benefits of information communication technology

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Jan White provides a range of practical ideas for creating enabling outdoor environments that support young children’s health, wellbeing, development and learning

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Early Years Update focuses on development and learning as part of a range of practical ideas to underpin the information in the Early Years Foundation Stage Principles into Practice cards

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Jan White, consultant in outdoor play in the early years, looks at implications of the EYFS for the development of outdoor environments for young children

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Julie Leoni, emotional literacy coordinator at the Marches School in Shropshire, reflects on the need for teachers to take risks if they are to encourage creative risk-taking in their students

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Valsa Koshy explores the issues surrounding the identification of, and provision for, our youngest gifted and talented children read more

In this final article in our series on marketing and promotion Early Years Update looks at planning and running a marketing campaign read more

Early Years Update looks at ways of making transitions an enjoyable and exciting experience for children and parents read more

Helen Wheeler describes how the PEAL training programme helped practitioners to develop parents’ involvement in their children’s learning read more

Steve Mynard, editor of Primary Headship, considers the practicalities of helping young children to develop higher-order questioning skills read more

A headteacher was fined £12,500 after a boy died at school. What does this mean for educators? Hazel Padmore investigates

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Early Years Update looks at the principles, process and purpose of assessment in the early years

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Elizabeth Jarman looks at the impact of the physical learning environment on young children’s speaking and listening skills read more

We tend to take questioning skills for granted; they certainly seem to develop quite readily in young children. Steve Mynard, editor of Primary Headship, explores the reasons why we might choose to guide our children towards higher-level questioning skills read more

In this third article on marketing and promotion, Early Years Update looks at creating a range of promotional material to make potential customers aware of the services you provide read more

Early Years Update looks at the importance of environmental wellbeing in supporting the five outcomes of Every Child Matters read more

Katrina Foley describes how young children’s independence and self-management skills can be promoted in an environment which celebrates risk, challenge and empowerment

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Some people think that children under five are too young to express opinions, but Sara Bryson and her colleagues found ways of ensuring that babies and children were at the heart of the decision-making process read more

Aisha Ashante of Langtry Children’s Centre describes the thinking behind the centre’s approach to quality provision for young children

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Patricia Lee explains how supporting children’s musical creativity can contribute to their sense of self-worth and emotional wellbeing

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The steering group of the NQIN has produced a set of overarching principles designed to guide the future development of quality improvement processes and quality assurance schemes read more

Early Years Update highlights the key management issues contained in the EYFS Statutory Framework

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In this second article on marketing and promotion, Early Years Update, looks at how to use market research to find out more about the customers who use your services read more

Juliet Neil-Hall discusses the importantance of attachment and meeting the emotional needs of young children and their parents

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Early Years Update provides a guided tour of the documents in the new EYFS package read more

In the first part of a series on marketing, Early Years Update looks at the vital area of creating an ‘image’ as part of marketing and promoting your organisation read more

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