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EYFS Today

EYFS practitioners show how they work to support the education and wellbeing of children from birth to six, supporting the principles of the Early Years Foundation Stage framework.

There are 10 videos in this series.

15 mins Transitions: Building on Learning
Watch the EYFS transition period from home to nursery, nursery to reception and on to Year 1, as staff look at how they can improve the transition to KS1 and results within the learning stage.
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15 mins Communication - Early Language
Three contrasting Early Years centres show how they help to develop speech and language skills in children through classroom environments, involving parents, and speech-therapy strategies.
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15 mins Developing Transitions
Take a look at transitions for children entering EYFS, with examples and explanations of various types of home visit.
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15 mins Monitoring Early Progress
Learn how three Early Years centres observe and assess children's development to support progression, using record keeping, assessment forms and video cameras.
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15 mins Monitoring Progress - Moving on
See the complementary methods of assessment that three Early Years centres use, and hear explanations from experienced EYFS practitioners. To encourage analysis, these examples have no commentary.
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15 mins Developing Communication for Language and Thinking
Discover four different ways to extend speech and language skills in Early Years, with input from experienced practitioners.
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15 mins A Unique Child
Getting to the essence of what it means to be a unique child, a professor and four Early Years practitioners discuss EYFS starting at birth, addressing inclusive practice and how EYFS should encourage measured risk taking.
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15 mins Enabling Environments
An inner-city Early Years unit shows how the enabling environment, themes and principles look in practice. This video for EYFS teachers assesses how the physical and emotional environment can support learning activity.
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15 mins Positive Relationships
Get an insight into an inner-city Early Years unit that works hard to form meaningful relationships with children and parents quickly and effectively. Meet two sets of parents in this video for Early Years teachers.
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15 mins Learning and Development
This video for Early Years teachers explores how a primary school has embraced play and active learning, which are central to the Learning and Development theme in the new EYFS framework.
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