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  • Creating an outdoor learning environment with Cosy

    08 July 2020 By Cosy

    If you are looking for ideas on how to embrace the great outdoors in your school or early years setting, here are some great tips from Cosy on creating a safe and stimulating outdoor learning environment.

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  • children playing outdoors with hula hoops

    Great games for outdoor literacy

    03 July 2020 By Yellow Door

    Children thrive on outdoor experiences and as we are being actively encouraged to spend more time outside at the moment, it is especially important that we consider all areas of the Early Years curriculum in our outdoor spaces.

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  • Making the most of space in an education setting

    01 July 2020 By Sam Walting - Project Manager of Furniture and Design at YPO

    With all the challenges faced by schools currently in terms of social distancing, now is as good a time as any to start putting any unused spaces to good use.

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  • sports equipments

    Keeping children active in the current environment

    17 June 2020 By John Healey - Category Buyer of Sports at YPO

    Thinking of ways to keep students active whilst safely social distancing is a cause of concern within the educational environment. Core contact sports are currently being replaced by activities which allow for social distancing whilst maintaining a high level of active movement.

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  • early years leader playing with child

    Enabling early years to express their emotions

    10 June 2020 By Catherine Chell from Learn Well

    As we think about returning to school and welcoming back a sense of normality , it’s worth taking some time to think about the very different experiences the children in your care will have had during lockdown and the types of emotions they may be struggling to process.

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  • man washing hands in sink

    The importance of washing your hands

    10 June 2020 By Kelly Snee - Category Buyer of Cleaning at YPO

    70% of all infections are caused by contaminated hands, so it’s no surprise that the single most important piece of health advice given by experts to help stay safe is to wash your hands correctly, as often as possible with soap and water, throughout the day.

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  • Chair in empty classroom

    Utilising furniture for safe social distancing

    27 May 2020 By Gemma Maw – Category Buyer for Furniture at YPO

    Now is the time that school leaders are thinking about how to get pupils back to school and ready for the phased return of year groups. The already larger class sizes and lack of space mean that adhering to the government guidance may seem like a daunting task.

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  • People social distancing using marked floor tape

    Using floor tape to support social distancing

    26 May 2020 By The YPO Team

    With more businesses bringing staff back into the office, and the partial reopening of schools, many organisations are looking for solutions to encourage people to stick to the strict two metre social distance rule.

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  • Person cleaning a staircase with gloves and spray

    What funding is available to deep clean my school?

    26 May 2020 By The YPO Team

    We know that The Department for Education is providing financial support to eligible schools up to the end of the 2019 and Summer 2020 term to help facilitate deep cleaning as a result of COVID-19. But how do you get this funding, how does it work and are you eligible I hear you say?

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  • Empty classroom

    How can we safely social distance at school?

    22 May 2020 By The YPO Team

    As we anticipate the return to school for early years, some primary schools and potentially some secondary schools, many are questioning how it is going to be possible to adhere to social distancing in the classroom and throughout the building.

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