Early Years Education

The Government should recognise teachers and early years professionals as key frontline workers and prioritise them for the Covid-19 vaccine

With schools shutting their gates, we urge the Government to recognise teachers and early years professionals as key frontline workers [...]

2021-01-06T11:34:50+00:00January 6th, 2021|Categories: Early Years Education, Montessori Settings|

New partnership with Busy Bees to secure long-term commitment to high-quality Montessori

Today, we’re pleased to announce a new collaboration for 2021 with leading nursery group, Busy Bees, which will support quality Montessori [...]

2021-01-11T00:31:46+00:00December 21st, 2020|Categories: Early Years Education, Montessori Settings, Partnerships, Training|

Our 2020 Pledge and an Open Letter to Montessori Settings and the Montessori Community

At the Montessori conference in September 2019, we made 4 public pledges to the Montessori community. In September 2020, we are making one more public pledge to Montessorians. The Montessori Group pledges to focus on ensuring that Montessori survives and thrives.

Delay in testing

We’re pleased to see that the DfE has today decided to do the right thing and postpone the baseline testing for four-year-olds for this year. Now it's time to scrap it all together! Children, parents and teachers have experienced an extremely tumultuous time over the last few months. Our focus right now must be the emotional wellbeing of young children and making sure we help them make a safe transition to the new normal.

2020-09-20T10:28:49+01:00August 3rd, 2020|Categories: Early Years Education|Tags: |

What parents need to know about the proposed Early Years Foundation Stage reforms

The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) sets standards for the learning, development and care of children from birth to 5 years old. All schools and Ofsted-registered early years providers must follow the EYFS, including childminders, preschools, nurseries and school reception classes. In July 2018, the Department of Education published their plans on changes to EYFS.

2020-09-20T10:24:37+01:00July 31st, 2020|Categories: Early Years Education, Parenting|Tags: , |
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