December 8, 2021

Taking 3-year-olds out

By the time children get to be 3 years of age, they are, generally, better at walking and so can walk for longer periods of time. The distance children walk can be built up over time: the more they do it, the better at it they become. Like 2-year-olds, 3-year-olds are also fascinated by “treasure”. […]

Taking 4-year-olds out

Most 4-year-olds can walk faster and further than their younger counterparts. This means that they can venture further afield than the three year olds in a similar time frame. The distance can be built up, with the possibility of a buggy for providing a respite period if the distance is great, by swapping the children […]

Benefits of walking

Walking is a great way to stay active for people for all ages. Particularly for children, walking: is fun and interesting – you get to notice things along the way and meet people in your neighbourhood. is sociable – children love walking with their friends, especially on the journey to school. makes them feel good – the […]

Using public transport

Using public transport can be really exciting for young children, especially for those who spend lots of time in cars, being ferried from place to place. There is always so much to see looking out of the windows on a bus or train and in encountering the different people who will be using public transport […]

Using social media

Social media is a powerful tool for sharing examples of good practice and celebrating achievements – but there potential pitfalls, particularly relating to consent. We have created a quick guide for getting to grips with how you might share your experiences with a wider audience. Download: Exploring the Wider World Social Media Guide (PDF)   […]

Supporting families to support their child’s learning

Since the introduction of the EYFS framework in 2008 there has been a huge emphasis upon encouraging parents to become engaged in their children’s learning. Research has recognised that parents are children’s first and most enduring educators and that improving the home learning environment is an important role of the practitioner. In 2004 Kathy Sylva […]