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  • disinfectant cleaning surface

    Cleaning guidelines for your early years furniture

    08 September 2020 By The Furniture and Design Team at YPO

    Since the pandemic outbreak there is a heightened awareness of the lengths we need to go to, to keep our hands, personal belongings and daily apparatus clean to ensure we are all doing what we can to help prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

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  • children learning outdoors

    Great group games for maths

    03 September 2020 By Yellow Door

    There is rich mathematical learning potential in the outdoors as children use the space to naturally problem-solve and make discoveries about numbers, shapes, and measures.

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  • early years play outdoors

    Play and learn outdoors with Cosy

    18 August 2020 By Emma Davies - Early Years Educational Specialist at Cosy Direct

    With an ever-increasing emphasis on the benefits of outdoor play, it’s a wonderful opportunity for schools and settings to audit and extend their provision. It’s a wonderful sight to see children fully immersed in a quality outdoor learning environment, somewhere that enables challenge and motivation, as well as nurturing.

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  • little girl inside

    Adapting early years indoor spaces

    10 August 2020 By The Furniture and Design Team at YPO

    When searching through the UK government regulations for advice on keeping young children safe in an early years environment, it can be difficult to know how to activate this in your setting. Many underestimate the difficulty in keeping small children apart, preventing them from touching and potentially passing on germs.

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  • children playing in the rain

    Removing the barriers to outdoor play

    14 July 2020 By The YPO Team

    Outdoor play provides fantastic opportunities for exciting open-ended learning and role play, but we understand that it’s not always easy and there are things you need to prepare for. Here’s some advice on how to tackle common barriers to exploring the great outdoors.

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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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  • 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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  • Mother and young daughter learning the alphabet

    Early Years: Learning in a home environment

    30 March 2020 By Emily Hatfield - Digital Marketing Apprentice at YPO

    As young ones begin to explore and understand the world around them, it is also important to maintain a sense of learning indoors in a controlled home environment. We've compiled a how-to guide that shows the benefits and best practices to encourage our little learners to begin their education at home!

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  • nursery children with teacher on Easter egg hunt

    Exciting activities to help you celebrate Easter

    12 March 2020 By Mel Godley - Category Buyer for Arts and Crafts at YPO

    As the Easter holidays approach, activities and crafts are the perfect way to encourage celebrations as well as keep children occupied. We've got you covered with these easy Easter activities to incorporate in your classroom or to celebrate at home!

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