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Understanding the world: Celebrate the dark

While adults may complain about the lack of daylight hours and the long, dark nights, for children darkness is mysterious and exciting. Build on their fascination by making it a theme for learning.

Cross curricular: Wrap up!

'There's no such thing as bad weather – just inappropriate clothing,' as the saying goes. Use children’s colourful winter clothing as a link to many areas of learning.

Early years-age children enjoying a song with Kathy Doolan (in green) and Warwickshire Rhythm Time franchisee Rachel Turner (in yellow)

Music: Get ready for National Early Years Music Week

More than 12,000 children are already signed up to join in with this inaugural event that will take place from Monday 28 January to Friday 1 February 2019. Nurseries and parents will be sharing the buzz around a host of exciting music activities.

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Living the moment

Discover how a new resource is helping pre-schoolers to develop a passion for the past with an audio experience that transports them to momentous events such as the Great Fire of London.

Grab a pumpkin and have fun on Halloween!

Discover how this spooky celebration can provide an exciting springboard for children's creative activities, including artworks, story-telling, role-play and lots of fun with friends.

Staff at Old Station Nursery in Henley-on-Thames prioritise on being active with children outdoors

Stay energised as the clocks go back

The shift in seasons can be known as ‘winter gloom’ and there are links between the sudden onset of darker nights and a drop in productivity levels in the workplace. Find out how nursery managers and their teams can combat this.

Make it a week of well-being!

This celebratory week is well underway but there is still time to make well-being a focus in your setting, and join the conversation with other nurseries and pre-schools.

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