Issue 16 March 2016 GUEST: Kathryn Stinton Attention and listening skills in the Early Years GUEST: Lisa Lane Sensory spotlight - Touch Half of childcare providers wish they could afford to pay their staff more
We have so much advice and information for you this month – including an article on how sports can help children with anxiety; a really useful guide on how parents can build on their children’s schematic interests; and some practical and fun ideas for the children in your setting to help nature in winter. We also give some top tips on how you can get involved in International Volunteer Day on 5th December!
This month’s magazine is packed with so much advice - including how music can improve children’s confidence, how to help with boys’ literacy, and how to safeguard your staff in your setting. We have some great tips on how you can take part in Road Safety Week and find out how settings celebrate the Indian festival of Diwali. We take a look at the history of Remembrance Sunday and have a wonderful poppy craft for the children to do, in this 100th anniversary year of the end of the First World War.
In your busy setting, it can be a challenge to focus on providing outstanding childcare day to day, while continuing to record meaningful, detailed and essential EYFS observations.
At Parenta, we know that providing great childcare starts with being able to manage your time effectively.
Footsteps 2 software helps you take the strain out of working in a busy environment, while you strive to follow the statutory requirements of EYFS.
Our system uses the recognised language and colour coding of EYFS, making it simple to use. You can quickly capture detailed notes when observing a child play or interact, as well as save time when identifying where that child is in their own development pathway.
Our software gives you flexibility where you need it most and can be used on multiple devices including desktop and tablets, making it easy to update information on-the-go.
This month whilst covering some great early years topics, we also have some spooktacular treats for you! There is a little Halloween history with a craft to go alongside. As well as this we have a piece covering ADHD awareness month, EYFS activity ideas to try today and one of our guest authors covers misbehaviour as a form of communication.
In this month’s magazine, we’ve brought you some top tips from Tamsin Grimmer to breathe life into story walks. We’ve also featured an article from Helen Garnett which may make you think twice about the method you use to teach numbers and colours to your children!
In this month’s edition of the magazine, we’ve brought you an article on the benefits of shoreline learning from Pebbles Childcare and a whole host of fantastic ideas for water play by Tamsin Grimmer. Does your setting make the most of off-site visits? If not, we’ve included an article on why they’re so important on page 10.