- Jan White Natural Play at https://janwhitenaturalplay.wordpress.com/
You won’t find Jan on twitter, but don’t let that detract from this site, which strongly advocates for outdoor learning for children, exploring activities and opportunities to keep the classroom lively and outside. The site also explores books and stories to share with young children.
- June’s Blog at https://juneosullivan.wordpress.com/
Created and maintained by June O’Sullivan, this blog looks at policy points which affect Early Years. At the time of writing, the blog had not been updated since April 2014, but hopefully we won’t have to wait too long for further postings.
- Keeping Early Years Unique at https://keepingearlyyearsunique.blogspot.co.uk/
We have picked up this blog in its infancy (April 2016, but the author, Elaine Bennett – an Early Years teacher based in Essex, UK, clearly has a passion for this vital developmental stage for young children, and calls for politicians to stop interfering in what they perceive to be important for children at such a young age. It will be interesting to see how this blog develops, and hope that the passion and enthusiasm isn’t taken away through the interference of UK politicians.
- Learning and Exploring Through Play at https://learningandexploringthroughplay.blogspot.co.uk/
A super, growing blog with a plethora of practical activities, stories and ideas, including an ultimate guide to making playdough (scented playdough). Curated by Amy Louise this is a great, illustrated blog which offers a fantastic resource for those wanting encouragement and inspirational. Certainly a blog to watch as it grows.
- Learning for Life at https://nosuchthingasbadweather.blogspot.co.uk/
An inspirational nursery teacher, Kierna Corr, from Northern Ireland sharing daily activities and adventures from the fantastic setting. An advocate of the great outdoors, this blog is filled with real ideas and activities to help inspire.
- Nursery Nook at https://www.nurserynook.co.uk/
Another Male primary school teacher working in Nursery, this blog by James is filled with ideas, tips and inspiration. The blog reflects the teaching of young children, whilst also offering guidance for issues which many practitioners face on a daily basis.
- Nurture Store at https://nurturestore.co.uk/
A delightful, and reliable site offering ideas, recipe, and craft ideas maintained by Cathy James. With loads of practical ideas and activities, there is something for everyone on this site, to inspire and motivate young children. I mean, just look at these flapjacks!!!
- My Early Years Journey at https://earlyyearsjourney.weebly.com/blog
Follow the story and journey of Pamela Clough who has embarked on a teacher training course, following many years working in an Early Years Sure start setting. This blog shares reflections and ideas during this journey, and will develop with time.
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