October 2017

In this issue

Welcome to the bumper October issue of EYE. Inside you will find a wide variety of articles that mix best practice, research, policy, latest developments, expert opinion and practical applications. This month, we have:

  • Opinion articles from Beatrice Merrick, David Wright and Jo Morris.
  • Our focus article explores the Opening Doors approach to safeguarding, for use with young children at risk of abuse.
  • Georgina Lester shares her experiences of being a 30-hour pilot setting, offering advice on how to offer the entitlement moving forward.
  • Valerie Huggins explores early childhood education and care in Ethiopia.
  • Julie Cigman explains how to get boys up and running.
  • Maureen Lee discusses how we can get more men to see early years as a career choice.
  • Jan Dubiel examines the work and influence of Ferre Laevers.
  • Susannah Chambers explores ways of making parental engagement work better for you.
  • Paula Brown introduces the concept of participation.
  • Helen Lewis shares one nurseries adventures with working with a dog to improve children’s self-esteem.
  • Dawn Francis-Pester examines the impact that face blindness has on children.

Our practical section as always covers a provides a diverse range of helpful ideas and activities:

  • Katie Hulme shares her setting’s use of floor books to record children’s thoughts.
  • Judith Harries finishes her series by looking at hoops, rings and tyres.
  • Caroline Jell delves into the wonder of sand.
  • Jenni Clarke looks at practical ways of introducing hygiene routines.
  • The second in our nutrition series explores lunch and dinner time.

All this, plus three pages of academic and picture book reviews

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