Welcome to the June 17 edition 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:
Ken McArthur who asserts that providers and local authorities are struggling to come to grips with offering 30 ‘free’ hours at the rates set by the government
Deborah Fielden who wonders why we are still battling for official recognition that early years practitioners, with EYTS deserve the same as their primary counterparts with QTS
Pam Hulusi explains how a leading company is trying to tackle the growing problem of holiday hunger.
Our focus article from Linda Baston-Pitt and Jane Brotchie asks how we can create workplaces that are positive environments that play to our strengths. Other articles in the June issue come from:
How we can build the concept of kindness into nursery life by June O'Sullivan
A discussion on how we can put the ‘natural’ back into play and provision by Niki Buchan.
How we can use stories to unlock the language of mathematics by Kimberly Smith.
Karen Fisk expands on her last article about SEND provision by exploring the implications of providing specialist 30-hours support.
Our practical section is full of interesting and ready-to-go ideas, including: the first in a series about the relationship between modern picture books and the children reading them – books to make us strong; the second part of our series exploring mathematical learning and language in your setting using everyday and junk materials; a look at what early years theatre offers children; activities designed to get children into the habit of self-analysis; and fun and exciting ways to explore water in your setting. All this, plus three pages of academic and picture book reviews and an analysis of the latest news.
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