Early years

Birth to 5 Matters have published non-statutory guidance for the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) in England. The guidance covers: child development; positive relationships; learning and development and...

Call for more play time amid ‘schoolification’ of UK childhood

Education experts and child psychologists have raised the alarm about the creeping “scholarisation of childhood”, as evidence grows that free play both at school and at home is being eroded in favour of...

Psychologists highlight importance of play among young children

The British Children’s Play Survey, published earlier this week, revealed that parents are not allowing their children out alone to play until they are nearly 11 years old. In comparison, parents said that on...

Category - Early Years

Early years

Birth to 5 Matters have published non-statutory guidance for the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) in England. The guidance covers: child development; positive relationships; learning and development and includes references to safeguarding...

Early years

The Department of Health and Social Care has published a policy report as part of the early years healthy development review to improve babies’ and children’s healthy development in their first 1,001 days of life in England. The report...