Nursery

Why outdoor play and active learning are crucial in early years learning

What is the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)?

Advertising Promotion Greg Meakin, Head of Prep at Sherfield School, explains the significance of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and why it’s important to choose the right nursery for your child The EYFS The Reception year for 4-5 year olds is the culmination of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) which underpins and sets the […]

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Sherfield School in Hampshire & Reading on the importance of all-through school and mixed age learning

The Advantages of an All-Through School Education

Advertising Promotion Greg Meakin, Head of Prep at Sherfield School, looks at the advantages of an all-through school education, from familiarity with staff to the logistics of dealing with siblings and a seamless curriculum… All-through schools combine at least two stages of a child’s education. Within the independent sector this typically involves a combination of Pre-Prep […]

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What does inspiration look like in the classroom? Sinclair House School shares their educational expertise

WHAT DOES INSPIRATION LOOK LIKE IN THE CLASSROOM?

ADVERTISING PROMOTION The word ‘inspiration’ is often cited in educational literature, but what does this actually look like in a classroom context? At Sinclair House School, ‘inspiration’ translates to truly exciting pupils by capturing, nurturing and directing their curiosity – within different facets of school life and across all aspects of learning. Having a curriculum […]

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Sinclair House School on e-safety

HOW TO BALANCE E-SAFETY WITH THE EDUCATIONAL BENEFITS OF THE INTERNET

ADVERTISEMENT PROMOTION The internet is a critical resource, especially in modern schooling, but it also brings risks that must be safeguarded against. So how do you get the balance right?  Not only does the internet affect how we interact and connect socially, it impacts how we shop, play, think and importantly learn. Technology has helped to […]

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HOW TO MANAGE CHALLENGING BEHAVIOUR IN YOUNG CHILDREN

ADVERTISEMENT PROMOTION Parenting a child with challenging behaviour can be tough, but there are a number of things you can try to support them and create a happier atmosphere at home, say Mica Lawrence and Maryanne McGregor from Townmead Community Nursery in Fulham, part of the London Early Years Foundation It’s important to let your child […]

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THE RISE OF THE KINDERGARTENS

As The Kindergartens opens another site in Holland Park, the innovator behind the acclaimed nursery schools promises there’s more to come

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INSIDE LONDON’S OUTSTANDING MONTESSORI NURSERY SCHOOL

Emma Gowers opened The Gower School nursery in 2000, with four toddlers attending part-time. Today, 15 years later, it cares for 250 children aged six months to 11 years across the original nursery site and a primary school in Barnsbury – and they have now launched a second nursery building, designed by Architype. Here Emma […]

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ARE SUMMER-BORN CHILDREN AT A DISADVANTAGE?

Is there really any substance to summer-born babies being a step behind their peers? One expert tells of her own experiences

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HOW DANCE CAN AID A CHILD’S LEARNING

Cassandra Rei of Laidlaw Hall examines the importance of music and dance in the learning development of children

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DISSECTING THE EARLY YEARS FOUNDATION STAGE

With changes being implemented to the Early Years Foundation Stage, what does it all mean for the children starting out on their educational journey, and how can parents help? Michelle Van Wyk shows how you can help those baby steps The day my third and last child started nursery marked a huge, but emotional milestone, […]

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