Case Histories Articles

Creating a Themed Environment for Babies

Louise Day, our EYP of the Year 2012, tells us about an exciting project she has been leading at Wally's Day Nursery & Pre-School in Trowbridge. Louise was awarded EYPS in Jan 2011 which she undertook with Best Practice Network following a BA (Hons) degree at Winchester University in Education Studies, specialising in Early Childhood.She also completed Level 3 in Childcare and Education in eight months during her gap year.

July 18th, 2012

Baby Moves

Claire won second prize in our EYP of the Year competition, with her Baby Moves programme: a 6-week rolling programme of physical movement workshops for babies from birth to walking. The session runs once a week and each session includes an attachment and bonding, social and emotional, visual, movement and relaxation activity. Parents and carers are guided through each activity by an Early Years Worker (EYW) and given information about its benefits. Here, Claire tells us how she created the programme and the impact it has had on her babies and parents at Mossley Children's Centre, Tameside.

July 6th, 2012

Supporting Children's Executive Function Skills

Victoria won third prize in our EYP of the Year 21012 competition. Here is her entry: her enthusiasm for quality early years provision is tangible!

July 4th, 2012

An EYP's Learning Journey

How one EYP candidate has seen the small steps in her development lead to big changes in her personal practice and an outstanding OFSTED in her setting.

September 7th, 2011

Setting up an area in the garden for planting fruit and vegetables

Second prize winner in our "EYP of the Year" competition, Kate Milne tells us how she engaged children, staff and parents in developing a productive growing area in her setting. Kate gained EYPS in February 2011 from Anglia Ruskin University in Chelmsford, and is Manager of Happy Days Nursery in Rayleigh, Essex, where she has worked for nearly fourteen years. Kate shows a keen interest in the natural environment and the wider world and actively supports children in developing their curiosity and investigation skills through purposeful play experiences.

May 17th, 2011

Our inspirational EYP

Nursery manager Selina Baylis explains why she believes her setting's EYP, Jess Purser, should be EYP of the Year. We agree! Congratulations Jess, from Laindon Nursery in Essex, on winning our forum competition and becoming our very first EYPS forum EYP of the Year 2011.

May 23rd, 2011

Role play area gets a makeover!

Awarded third prize in our "EYP of the Year" competition, Hayley Murphy describes how she created a stimulating and enticing role play area. Hayley gained EYPS in February 2011 through the long pathway at the University of Greenwich. She works in a small private preschool in Dartford, Kent.

May 16th, 2011

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