Great Early Years EYFS Blogs

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.

“Hanging out barefoot in beautiful woods – what could be better for children’s wellbeing?”

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!!!

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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  1. I believe in the intrinsic need to give childhood to children in as many ways as possible. I am an educator,an educational activist, a teaching expert and a parenting guru. Hope you enjoy reading my blog. Thank you.

  2. This is an awesome list. Thank you for putting it together 🙂

    I am an early years teacher and often suggest learning ideas or crafts inspired by the books that I recommend on my blog, Story Snug.

  3. Hi there, myself and some fellow early years level 5 students have created a blog on forest school. Please could it be added and feel free to leave comments, thanks

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