1005, 2022

ADHD – Things I wish my teachers had known…

By |May 10th, 2022|Categories: ADHD, Executive Function, Latest News, Neurodivergent, Self Regulation|Tags: , , , , , |

The last year has been interesting. The Department for Education has developed the early years foundation stage even further to include a goal around self-regulation. This caused me to pull out lots of saved research from a while back looking at executive function in primary education and in particular, early years education. Children’s heads tend to be full of information and as teachers we spend a lot of time filling [...]

2411, 2021

Reduce, Reuse, Repair, Recycle, Remake – Teach your children about the circular economy

By |November 24th, 2021|Categories: Latest News|Tags: , , |

Black Friday - Should we be teaching children that over consumption and shopping deals are the norm? Read on for ways to teach our little ones how to take care of the environment and cut down on waste.  It’s been a relatively short period of time that it has been normal to buy much more than we need. Here at QED, we are in our 40’s and still remember our [...]

1811, 2020

Why is the outdoors so important in the early years?

By |November 18th, 2020|Categories: Latest News|

Being outside brings an enormous sense of calm and wellbeing. Teaching children from an early age to embrace the outdoors in all its glory will help their long-term wellbeing and give them some effective and easy tools to use if they are feeling stressed or emotional. Whilst it is true that some people are simply not ‘outdoors people’ they can still learn to appreciate nature and understand how a connection [...]

1711, 2020

Early Years Teachers – We Believe in You!!

By |November 17th, 2020|Categories: Latest News|

We knew early years teachers were heroes, but your superpowers are really there for all to see right now! We have been back in schools (and over zoom!) since the summer break and have been truly bowled over by the efforts being made by each and every early years teacher, head teacher, teaching assistant, nursery team and everyone who helps keep our schools ticking over whilst providing the best education [...]

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