The importance of your relationship with parents of babies, toddlers and three- to five-year-old children is the focus of this article from Early Years Update. 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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Do you know your way around educational employment law? Does your school’s pay and remuneration package meet or exceed minimum standards? Tamara Ludlow gives a legal overview of essential information for both leadership teams and staff

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This free resource comprises of 10 traditional playground games for you to print out and use to enhance and enrich playtime

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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Teaching basic classroom skills early is a simple and essential way to instil good behaviour principles in students, explains Dave Stott in this issue of Behaviour Matters

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Author: Pat Brunton and Linda Thornton

Early Years Handbook provides a complete guide to establishing and running high quality, sustainable early years provision which provides good outcomes for children and meets the needs of parents and carers

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Author: Edited by Linda Thornton and Pat Brunton

Early Years Update brings together essential news and information in a concise and practical format, ensuring you stay up-to-date with all the latest thinking in your area. Published 10 times a year, Early Years Update covers a variety of topics from developing curriculum provision to the broader issues of child development, pedagogy and working with other professionals.

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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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Employers looking to prevent and defend claims of stress, and employees who are suffering from stress at work, should make time to read the complex litigation involved, urges Tamara Ludlow

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What impact will Every Child Matters have on CPD in schools? According to Steven Coombs and Mike Calvert, it will be huge; and schools need to be ready read more

What are ‘thinking skills’, and how can they be nurtured in young children? Jenni Clarke provides an introduction read more

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 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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Anne Humble describes the benefits to be gained for nursery schools from participating in the Eco-Schools scheme read more

Angela Youngman looks at some innovative ideas to get children moving read more

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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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

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

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

David Storrie describes a course on learning outside the classroom that has allowed teachers to critically examine their school grounds

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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

The importance of producing accurate and attractive promotional material about your school or setting read more

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