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The new EYE website is a fantastic new resource for early years professionals looking for best practice advice, activity ideas and research-led features. It is designed to be user friendly, with articles labelled by EYFS theme, to help you quickly and easily find the information you need. With thousands of articles from EYE and Practical Pre-School, this website is a great new tool to help you meet your information and professional development needs and to ensure every child reaches their best potential.

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Steady under foot

Steady under foot

When we talk about fine motor skills and coordination, it is often only hand-eye coordination that we consider. However, foot-eye coordination is just as important, says Kathy Brodie.

Strawberries and cream

Strawberries and cream

Children really enjoyed having strawberries as their universal school free fruit this week and their enjoyment of this wonderful summer fruit led to conversations around what other strawberry related foods they had tried.

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More action needed to attract men into childcare

  • 2 October 2018

School leaders are calling for more men in the early years. Headteachers at the recent annual conference of school leaders’ union, the NAHT, highlighted the issue, revealing that only three per cent of early years practitioners are men.

What the teachers say

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What to look for on an autumn walk

  • 8 October 2018

Try these easy-to-play games which will entertain children and extend their physical and communication skills, while out for a stroll.

Five great paint activities for children

  • 7 October 2018

Here are five great paint activity ideas you can easily try in your setting. Whether you are looking for ideas to do inside or out, there is something here for you.

Autumn leaves – free and versatile!

Autumn leaves – try these five creative activities!

  • 5 October 2018

Autumn leaves are a key sign of the changing seasons and make a colourful, accessible and versatile resource for play and exploration. The beauty of them is that at this time of the year they are available in abundance – and completely free.

Giving new parents a warm welcome at Aylesbury Nursery in south London

Get the new term off to a flying start!

  • 4 October 2018

Managing your pre-school effectively as the new term begins depends on staff who understand their roles and an enabling environment that is well organised.

Well-rounded approach can overcome barriers

  • 2 October 2018

Would you like to provide a place for a child with a medical condition, but worry that you don’t have the resources to support them? Paediatric nurse Anna Howard-Price suggests ways to address key issues.

Impetus for learning

  • 2 October 2018

If you are a potential entrepreneur with an idea for an early years educational technology product or service we want to hear from you, says Rose Luckin, director of innovation project, EDUCATE.

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