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Making a Difference to Children Disadvantaged Through Poverty by Simone Barnes

Making a Difference to Children Disadvantaged Through Poverty by Simone Barnes

The term disadvantage is one that is well known amongst early years professionals. The children’s commissioner describes it as “a term used to describe children facing barriers to success” but also acknowledges that the definition comes with complexities due to the many ways it can manifest itself. Despite the complexity of the definition, there is no doubt that we have a vital role in tackling disadvantage in the early years. Here, our focus will be on those disadvantaged through poverty.

The Magic of Emerging Literacy in the Early Years by Ali Carrington

The Magic of Emerging Literacy in the Early Years by Ali Carrington

With over 25 years of experience in early education, Ali Carrington delves into the critical role of communication and language in fostering a lifelong love for learning through play. The blog post highlights the importance of creating engaging and supportive environments that cater to children’s developmental needs, emphasising evidence-based approaches like storytelling, sound-letter mapping, and interactive reading to unlock the ‘magic code’ of literacy. Ali’s insights offer educators valuable strategies to inspire and motivate young learners on their path to becoming proficient readers and writers.

Launch of the Much Anticipated Eight to Relate

Launch of the Much Anticipated Eight to Relate

Bristol Early Years and Bristol Early Years Teaching Hub are very excited to launch the much anticipated PSED audit tool, Eight to Relate. We hope that Early Years managers, leaders and practitioners in Bristol will join us for an evening at Engineers House.

SPH Highlights and What’s Coming Up in 2024

SPH Highlights and What’s Coming Up in 2024

We can’t quite believe that we have been a Stronger Practice Hub for just over one year now! Recently we have been reflecting on our journey and achievements and we’d like to share with you a few highlights and tell you about what’s coming up in the new year.

Curiosity Circles With Kerry Murphy

Curiosity Circles With Kerry Murphy

Listen to Kerry Murphy, lecturer, author and guest trainer, introduce the Curiosity Circles and how we will explore and unpick neurodiversity in the Early Years. Watch her video below to learn more. https://youtu.be/yLEBQK54aWA There is still time to book your place...

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📢 New Blog Post: The Magic of Emerging Literacy in the Early Years by Ali Carrington