May 2016

In this issue

Say hello to summer with this issue’s poster and poem, penned by children’s author Brenda Williams. Our practical pull-out section features a range of activities that can be enjoyed outdoors, including building a den, exploring change and decay, and preparing for an annual summer fair.

Is your setting’s food policy up to date? We kick off a new series on serving healthy pre-school food, starting with advice on how to write a food policy. Ensure your policy establishes a healthy eating ethos, and reflects the latest nutritional advice.

Child expert Jenni Clarke explores the power of sustained shared thinking, outlining techniques and approaches to ensure that opportunities for discussions are always maximized as part of everyday, good practice.

We also offer advice on implementing the new Integrated Review for two-year-olds, perfecting your time management skills, and ensuring that all areas of your physical environment are equipped to be inclusive.

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