Continuous Provision

How should I enhance provision in my Early Years setting?

What is continuous provision in the early years? Provision is usually talked about in terms of Continuous Provision and Enhanced Provision.  Here’s a quick summary of the differences between the two. Continuous provision Continuous provision is made up of the resources and activities that are available to the children all the time; this also includes … Read more

Managing behavioural expectations in the early years at Christmas

Tinsel, nativities and just a little too much glitter: Christmas time the early years can be the best – and worst – of times. I’m here to give you some practical support in managing behavioural expectations in the Early Years (and any other classroom!) at Christmas! If you have been in the game for a … Read more

Planning in the eyfs

The EYFS has changed… but has this changed your own personal planning? Are you continuing with what you know or seizing the opportunity to try something a bit different. Where do I start? For me, planning always starts with the learning environment. The continuous provision… thinking about what is always available to engage the children … Read more

Planning for the EYFS 2021

The changes to planning, assessment and observation for the EYFS 2021 have got me reflecting on how we will be approaching next year… I had my first planning meeting in preparation for next year this week. Lots of changes afoot for us (change in class dynamic to Reception/ Year 1 alongside the EYFS reforms). I … Read more