There are unending different ways to use Tuffspots, but it's easy to get stuck in a tuff-spot (get it?!) and run out of ideas. Here are five of our favourite tuff spot ideas which you can use this week...
Keeping circle time fresh and engaging can be a challenge. Here we've pulled together three different circle time ideas to add a bit of variety
The start of each new term brings a new clutch of preschoolers into your setting. Here are three suggestions for activities you could do in your first weeks with new children to help everyone get to know one another.
Sensory play can get a bit same-y. After sand, water, shaving foam and cold spaghetti, it can feel like it's time to start the cycle again. Give this more unusual resource a try instead
Here are three different baskets you can prepare, along with links to the items you might need.
This beautifully illustrated book is a “sensory story”, with each page suggesting a sensory experience which the reader, or “story experiencer” can take part in.
It's Mummy's birthday and Jenny and Grandad are making a surprise for her: a delicious carrot cake... well, that is what they thought was going to happen.
The destination for this trip is a shop with a fresh cheese counter, offering a number of unusual ways to enhance children's learning and development
One nursery in North Shields has been pioneering a new regular partnership with a local care home for the elderly. Find out what they've been doing, and how you can replicate it
Lydia's aim was to bring parents closer into the work of the setting. Her solution was to create a beautiful "Home Learning Station" at the entrance to the setting.
Babywearing is common in many cultures around the world, but less so in the west. We learn how it can be used to great affect in early years settings
LEYF are taking their passion for increasing men in the early years workforce to the next level with the first all-male apprenticeship cohort.
Suzie is off to the dentist for a check-up. Have a read of our review of this lovely re-telling of an every day experience which children can find worrying
We hear from social media experts, Babbl, about their top tips for nurseries making the most of social media
The Sport Relief team have developed a host of helpful resources to enable early years settings to make the most of this great event; here are our top picks
With many settings caring for children where English is not spoken at home, delivering outstanding care for these children who speak English as an additional language (EAL) presents some particular challenges.
Supplies of chemical sterilizers are running low, and many of them aren't useful for childcare settings anyway. We review a new technological solution.