Early Years Educator (EYE) is essential reading for anyone working with children aged from birth to five-years-old.
EYE features everything from the power of storytelling to insights into qualifications and training, from analysis of the latest government policy announcements to promoting sustained shared thinking and co-construction of learning, from attachment and mud kitchens, to schemas and children as researchers, and so much more, but most of all, EYE will help you understand why these matter and how you can use them to improve your provision.
EYE is dedicated to helping all members of the early years team improve their practice, from student to room leader, from manager to consultant, and provides the best possible support for the children in their care. EYE is a vital resource that you and your team can rely on for all of your practical and educational needs in the early years, and that caters for the requirements of the revised Early Years Foundation Stage.
The magazine contains: • Up-to-date guidance on the requirements of the revised Early Years Foundation Stage • Expert articles on professional development, training and best practice • Regular contributions from the leading names in early years education • A special 16-page supplement of inspirational practical activity ideas • Essential information and resources to help you develop your career and provide the best possible outcomes for the children in your care
Shining a spotlight on nutrition in our early years settings
Dayna Brackley, Senior Food Policy consultant at Bremner & Co, discusses the importance of nutrition in settings and gives an overview of early years nutrition policy and practice.
The importance of praising children ‘for being’
Dr Christopher Halls, head of Early Years at Dulwich Prep London, shares his thoughts on the importance of praising children not just for their effort or outcomes, but to make them feel secure and build their self-belief and esteem.
Early experiences matter: Fostering secure attachments with infants
It is sometimes easy to forget that the young children who attend our settings are still adjusting to life outside of the womb. Undoubtedly this must be extremely overwhelming for them, especially when babies may be thrust into a 1:3 staff ratio at just a few months old. Gemma Kirby, lecturer in Education at University College Birmingham and former nursery manager, explores the importance of practitioners striving to foster positive relationships and forming secure attachments with babies and toddlers.
Supporting children with vision impairment
Karen Hirst, CYPF Early Support, Education and Training manager at the RNIB shares how to spot sight loss in babies and very young children in time for World Braille Day on 4 January. She discusses how practitioners can provide support to children in early years who are visually impaired, and ways to introduce these children to learning braille as part of their literacy skills.
The power of social reading experiences
In September 2023, the Centre for Literacy in Primary Education (CLPE) published its findings on a three-year research project, in partnership with the Imagination Library UK, designed to improve children’s language and literacy development in early years by providing access to quality texts and opportunities for book sharing at home and in the classroom. Anjali Patel, lead advisory teacher for CLPE, discusses the findings.