Last week, children across the UK celebrated play on a huge scale for Playday 2014. The theme of this year’s national day for play was ‘Play is…’, giving communities an opportunity to show off their view of play. From small scale events to thousands of children taking over Trafalgar Square, people all over the country […]... Read more.
School’s out, and museums are full of children, running around, exploring and discovering. For most young children, the large, open space of a museum is a cue to run, jump, climb, and seemingly do anything but look at the exhibits. Is there any point then in taking them, or do they simply become a public […]... Read more.
A leading expert in child development has called for children age five to be screened for basic physical problems, saying development difficulties can have a major impact on later academic results. Sally Goddard Blythe, director of the Institute for Neuro-Physiological Psychology in Chester, and the author of several books on early years development, has said […]... Read more.
Teaching staff, government experts and parents have welcomed Ofsted’s decision to introduce separate early years judgements in school inspections. Ofsted have confirmed that separate graded judgements for Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) will be introduced in maintained schools and academies from September. The aim is to achieve a consistency of quality across early years settings, […]... Read more.
The National Trust brings its successful ‘50 things to do before you’re 11 ¾’ campaign to TV this summer in a series of adverts on ITV. The ‘50 Things’ campaign launched three years ago and encourages children to play outdoors and explore the outside world. This is the National Trust’s debut TV campaign, with ads […]... Read more.