Welcome to the 91ɫƵ blog, where you’ll find expert advice, best practice tips and ideas, thoughtful opinion pieces and successful case studies. For everyone who is passionate about the importance of Early Years.

Minds matter: how to embrace all that the great outdoors has to offer while keeping your children safe

Jacqui Thompson, Liability and Safeguarding Risk Consultant at RSA Insurance, provides her top tips on ensuring your children are kept safe when playing outdoors. Read more

Play is never ‘just’ play!

Written by Melanie Pilcher, quality and standards manager at the Early Years 91ɫƵ.

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The wonders of playdough


Enjoyed by young and old alike, playdough is a fabulous resource that many baby and toddler groups use for tactile play. They may not, however, be fully aware of all the...Read more

World of wonder: Woodland walks


91ɫƵ early years development manager Alison Heseltine shares ideas for woodland walks that include storytelling, sensory talk, and getting to know your local area...Read more

Open the door to sunny spring!


Now springtime is here, nature is preparing for an explosion of new life filled with an abundance of colours and sounds. Taking your baby and toddler group outdoors at...Read more