Trip to The Ark – Pack Away Play Group

alistair@abcdoes.com Child Initiated Learning, Continuous Provision, Creativity, Environment, Role Play, Uncategorized, Water Play 3 Comments

Last week I had the great pleasure to get to go and just play at The Ark pack away play group in my local village. The Ark is run by Sally, Nigel and Janice who some of you will know better from Facebook as ‘Early Years Mathematics and Literacy’. If you haven’t come across their page before, have a look …

ABC Does…. New Conference Dates and Destinations.

alistair@abcdoes.com Boys Learning, Child Initiated Learning, Conferences, Continuous Provision, Creativity, Environment, EYFS Policy and Practice, Nurseries, Outdoors, Planning and Assessment, Role Play, Talk, Transition, Weapon and Superhero Play 8 Comments

I have just added some more conference dates for 2017 and 2018. Also, as well as our regular destinations we have added a few new ones like Leicester, Cambridge, Glasgow, Belfast, Cardiff and Chester. All of the details for the training, content and a booking form can be found on the conferences tab on the blog. It would be BRILLIANT …

Play in Year One… and BEYOND!

alistair@abcdoes.com Boys Learning, Child Initiated Learning, Continuous Provision, Creativity, Environment, Transition, Uncategorized 16 Comments

When it comes to a play based approach in year One I know that for lots of you, you will be thinking that you haven’t got the resources or the space or the staff. Although effective play based transition requires all of those things, fundamentally it is an ethos. It is important to be clear about what effective transition should …