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 …

Planning for Continuous Provision – Reception and Year One

alistair@abcdoes.com Child Initiated Learning, Continuous Provision, Creativity, EYFS Policy and Practice, Nurseries, Planning and Assessment 9 Comments

If you are looking at an effective transition for children into Year One then your timetable will be very similar to a good Reception one rather than a more traditional Year One format. Your children will have periods of direct adult input this could be whole class or group depending on what you are teaching. The children will then spend …

Common Play Behaviours and Continuous Provision

alistair@abcdoes.com Continuous Provision, Environment, Planning and Assessment, Uncategorized 17 Comments

Often when I work with Early Years Practitioners, the thing that they find the most difficult to get consistently right is Continuous Provision. Good Continuous Provision can be tricky – all too often children will just visit in an area of provision that they like, where they will choose a resources that they are familiar with and then engage in low …

Inclusion and Early Years Practice – Kathy Brodie

alistair@abcdoes.com Giveaway, Planning and Assessment, Uncategorized 3 Comments

I am always on the look out for a good Early Years read, and when you find a book that is not only full of useful information, but has also been written by someone you know understands Early Years and practitioners – well that is just a bonus! I have worked with Kathy on a number of occasions delivering conferences …