Early Years Blogs

For new staff through to nursery management, we have blogs on many topics for you to search through.

Introducing the ultimate guide to Easter fun for toddlers! Get ready to hop into an egg-citing adventure filled with delightful activities and joyful moments. We've carefully curated a list of the top 10 Easter activities that are perfect for your little ones.
Get ready to embark on a delightful journey with your little one as we explore the top 10 Easter activities specifically designed for babies. From sensory play to adorable crafts, gentle egg hunts to sweet storytime, this blog is your go-to resource for creating memorable moments with the babies in your setting this Easter.
In the 2023 Spring budget, the government announced the extension of their free childcare scheme, more than doubling the support on offer to working parents. For many childminders and nurseries, keeping up with the changes and preparing their business has been a challenging process. Here, we explore exactly what the upcoming funding entitlement changes are and what we at eyworks have done to help support you with this.
In an effort to invest in the future of our children and promote the importance of Early Years education, the government has launched an ambitious campaign for Early Years careers in 2024.
In the early years, children are embarking on a remarkable journey of growth and development. Within this critical period, introducing self-care and emotional wellbeing activities can have a profound impact on their overall development, both at present and in their future lives.
Routine in early years helps children feel safe and secure in their environment, gives them a sense of security and stability, and offers children an opportunity to get excited about what’s ahead. Establishing a consistent routine for young children lays the foundation for their overall development, fostering not just physical health but also nurturing mental and emotional well-being.
In the 2023 Spring budget, the government announced the extension of their free childcare scheme, more than doubling the support on offer to working parents. In this blog we explore the upcoming funding entitlement changes, the impact these may have on Early Years providers, as well as some strategies on how to make sure you are ready.
In early years settings embracing food diversity is crucial for nurturing the palates of babies and toddlers. Introducing children to a wide variety of foods from around the world not only expands their taste preferences but also cultivates an appreciation for different cultures and promotes a balanced and nutritious diet.
Christmas is a magical time of year, especially for little ones! Whether you're an early years practitioner, a parent, or a caregiver, it's essential to create memorable experiences for the little tots during the festive season.
A nursery open day is an excellent opportunity for parents to explore a nursery environment, meet the staff, and get a feel for the ethos and values of the nursery. It can be both an exciting and daunting experience for parents who are looking to find the perfect place for their child to grow, learn, and thrive.
Characteristics of Effective Learning (CoEL) is commonly used alongside the EYFS framework and supports practitioners in planning and guiding children’s activities based on the different ways that children learn.
The curiosity approach to learning is a modern pedagogy that encourages children to use their natural curiosity to guide their learning. This innovative approach fosters a love for discovery and exploration, making learning an enjoyable and engaging process.

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