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For new staff through to nursery management, we have blogs on many topics for you to search through.

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eyworks and The Leuven Scale of Emotional Well-being and Involvement framework
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The Leuven Scale is a five point scale that allows childcare practitioners to measure two vital components of learning, development and progress in children – their ’Emotional Well-being’ and ‘Involvement’.

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Planning and observing in the Early Years setting
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Planning is our way to ensure that children’s learning is effective, that they are making the required progress towards the early learning goals and is key to making learning exciting, and progressive.

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'Understanding the World' development in the Early Years
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Understanding the World, one of the four specific areas of

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eyworks and the Early Years Development Journal (EYDJ) framework
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The Early Years Development Journal is created using 14 steps across development age ranges.

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Encouraging ‘Expressive Arts and Design’ development in the early years
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Expressive arts and design is a crucial part of a child’s development which encompasses both their abilities, in using media and materials, and their creativity.

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Curriculum for excellence (CfE)
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The national framework in Scottish schools from the age of 3 to 18 years old is the Curriculum for Excellence (CfE). 

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How does baby signing assist and encourage communication?
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Baby signing can help when communication with youngsters when in public and has increased in popularity in recent years as a way of learning to communicate with children before they can talk.

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The Wellbeing Wheel
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These four capacities in the Wellbeing Wheel oversee the 8 areas of learning and development, often referred to as SHANARRI

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Being inclusive and diverse in childcare settings
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Celebrating Halloween provides lots of fun activities and learning opportunities in Early Years settings and is celebrated on 31 October, the eve of the Western Christian feast of All Hallows’…

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Autumn activities ideas
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So as the weather starts to shift, the nights draw in and the leaves change colour, Autumn is definitely here.

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The importance of being sustainable
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Being sustainable needs to be looked upon as a ‘life skill’ such as personal hygiene, using a knife and fork, tying shoelaces, pencil control and as such should not be seen as a chore or a hassle.  

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Bonfire Night activities in the Early Years
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Remember, remember, the Fifth of November Gunpowder treason and plot I see no reason why gunpowder treason Should ever be forgot” Bonfire Night also known as Fireworks Night, Guy Fawkes…