EY Matters – The Magazine Issue 2

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The long-awaited second issue of our magazine! And we hope it does not disappoint!
We are extremely proud of the articles and content we have compiled for you and want to thank all of our writers for their time and effort in creating these amazing contributions.

Articles include:

  • How Does the Sky Turn Blue? How do Fish Swim? by Dr Sue Allingham
  • We Need to Crown this Moment: The Unique Child and LGBTQ Early Years Representation by Aaron Bradbury-Coffey
    EEE -> ESI?by Jan Dubiel
    Let’s Call a Spade a Spade and Talk about Love in our Settings! by Tamsin Grimmer
    The Covid Impact on EYFS Providers and Resultant Changes to First Aid Advice by Emma Hammett (First Aid for Life)
    Because Every Child Matters: Research Informed Childcare in the 21st Century by Dr Pam Jarvis
    Supporting Children’s Wellbeing during Covid by Sonia Mainstone-Cotton
    Cooking with Children: Promoting Essential Life Skills & Independence by Chloe Webster, Pebbles Childcare
    Why Outdoors is a Must by Kathryn Solly
    Inclusiveness with regards to Race, Ethnicity, and Culture by Kim Benham and Sejal Payne, S & S Training Partners
    A Love of Mathematics in the Early Years by Helen Williams

For more details of the articles – please read the full description!

The long-awaited second issue of our magazine! And we hope it does not disappoint!
We are extremely proud of the articles and content we have compiled for you and want to thank all of our writers for their time and effort in creating these amazing contributions.

Articles include: 
How Does the Sky Turn Blue? How do Fish Swim? by Dr Sue Allingham
Sue looks at the revision of the Statutory Framework, the effect on the curriculum and impacts on our roles with educating the children we care for and helps us to reflect to focus on the most important thing – the child!

We Need to Crown this Moment: The Unique Child and LGBTQ Early Years Representation by Aaron Bradbury-Coffey
Aaron looks at how the sector is moving forward and what we can continue to do ensure our practice is inclusive and celebrates diversity, focusing on the Unique Child and tying in with Birth to Five Matters and how in the current climate we are in a unique position to promote this within our practice

EEE -> ESI? by Jan Dubiel
Reconceptualising how can we authentically and meaningfully represent children’s progress in learning and development and with reference to the revised EYFS and publishing of the revised Development Matters and the new Birth to 5 Matters, how we can support learning.

Let’s Call a Spade a Spade and Talk about Love in our Settings! by Tamsin Grimmer
With reference to her recently published book, ‘ Developing a Loving Pedagogy: How Love Fits With Professional Practice’ Tamsin looks at how we can develop a loving pedagogy in our settings and why she feels this is important and incorporates views of parent, safeguarding concerns and how the misinterpretation of language.

The Covid Impact on EYFS Providers and Resultant Changes to First Aid Advice by Emma Hammett (First Aid for Life)
This article seeks to provide clear direction to staff working in childcare settings on infection control, first aid and resuscitation in a childcare and educational setting; this article contains useful links and advice from Emma, renowned for her expertise in First Aid practices and supporting those in the sector with obtaining the relevant skills and knowledge.

Because Every Child Matters: Research Informed Childcare in the 21st Century by Dr Pam Jarvis
Based on Pam’s research she discusses the development of Attachment Theory,  referencing other theories including Bronfenbrenner and Bowlby amongst other and also looks at Attachment Management.

Supporting Children’s Wellbeing during Covid by Sonia Mainstone-Cotton
Sonia looks at the impacts that the past year and months may have had on our children, how we can recognise their anxieties, language we can use to help them share their concerns and also how we can support them, preparing us for what can happen in the future.

Cooking with Children: Promoting Essential Life Skills & Independence by Chloe Webster, Pebbles Childcare
Chloe explains the invaluable experience of cooking with children and how it is viewed and approached at Pebbles, discussing the benefits for the children and the incredible learning experiences for children when they can explore the different ingredients and tools and how you this also benefits the child in learning about food and making healthy choices.

Why Outdoors is a Must by Kathryn Solly
Kathryn describes her own background and why she feels it is important for every child to experience a relationship with nature. Sheexplores what outdoors play is, why it is important, how it can be implemented and the benefit to children especially since the restrictions that have been enforced with the Pandemic, with a reference to Risky Play.

Inclusiveness with regards to Race, Ethnicity, and Culture by Kim Benham and Sejal Payne, S & S Training Partners
This article looks at how we can ensure that we embrace and celebrate every child in our practice and promote inclusivity, no matter what their family is. With reference to the EYFS and International Rights of the Child, they also look how we need to really get to know our children and their families.

A Love of Mathematics in the Early Years by Helen Williams
Helen is renowned for her interest in developing effective and playful opportunities for introducing and learning mathematics in the sector and in this article she looks at the benefits of playing these games and provides a simple game as an example to get started.

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Note: We have decided to make a small charge for this copy of our magazine to support our work with those in need in the Sector and also help us expand and engage with other writers as we start to make this a regular publication that you will find useful in your practice and to share with staff and colleagues.


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