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
Furnishing the nursery for maximum impact
Through the many discussions and debates around learning environments and provision of resources, it is clear that the choice of furnishings is so much more than convenience and price. Gemma Kirby, lecturer in Education at University College Birmingham, explores the different options available to settings, along with examples from practice.
Setting up an inspirational baby room
Ann Yates, owner/product developer at Millwood Education discusses what staff should prioritize to create a baby room that allows infants to develop emotionally and physically, as well as start building communications skill and learning about the world while feeling safe and secure.
Creating wild children
Offering a different persecutive on nursery furnishings, Sallianne Robinson, parenting coach and senior manager at Outdoor Owls, discusses Forest School and the benefits outdoor learning has on young children’s personal, social and emotional learning, allowing them to develop emotional intelligence for life.
Assessing the impact of digital technology on language and literacy
Rosie Flewitt, professor of Early Childhood Communication at Manchester Metropolitan University and Dr. Lorna Arnott, senior lecturer and director of Early Years at The Strathclyde Institute of Education, outline their ongoing research project Toddlers, Tech and Talk which looks at how children under three years old are currently using digital devices in the home, and how their experiences with technology shape their early language learning and literacy.
Conducting genuinely inclusive assessments
Stephen Kilgour, SEND advisor and outreach teacher for The Foundation Stage Forum, discusses the importance of a child-centred approach when conducting assessments in early years, particularly for a child with learning differences or disabilities.