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Fundraising and Charity

  1. Children In Need

  2. Red Nose Day

  3. ** Fundraising **

  4. Stand up against Poverty!

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Ideas & Suggestions about the Forum

There have been many ideas floated regarding possible future resources and articles the Foundation Stage Forum might consider adding. Bring yours here - and discuss those of other members!

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A forum area for members who need to advertise a job opportuntity. Non-members can place a vacancy notification here by contacting us (About us - Contact).

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Statutory and Guidance Documents

  1. EYFS Statutory Framework

  2. Development Matters

534 topics
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News from the EYFS world

285 topics
2,427 replies

FSF focus topics

  1. Play

The FSF has regular areas of focus which relate to the Early Years headings of 'leadership and management', 'teaching, learning and assessment' and 'personal development, behaviour and welfare'. We are also interested in raising awareness of a wide range of 'research and development' topics.'

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Child Development

130 topics
1,271 replies

Inclusion & Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND)

486 topics
3,641 replies

Practice and Provision: General issues

A general area for discussion, queries or suggestions

883 topics
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Men In Childcare

24 topics
339 replies

Forest Schools/Outdoor Provision

38 topics
364 replies

Ideas for activities, themes and topics

  1. Christmas

  2. Growing

  3. Patterns

  4. Weather

  5. Seasons

  6. Ourselves

  7. Bonfire night

  8. Drama and Role Play

  9. Transport

  10. Night and Day

  11. Minibeasts

  12. Celebrations

  13. Snow and Ice

  14. The Farm

  15. The Sea

  16. Superheroes

  17. Diwali

Discuss all your creative ideas, or ask for inspiration!

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For discussion of computer hardware/software and other IT issues

212 topics
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  1. Tapestry tutorials

  2. Discussions and questions

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Reference and further study

  1. Training and Professional Development

  2. Research

  3. Books forum, Book reviews, Book recommendations

  4. Article Discussions

  5. Resources: Queries, Suggestions, Links

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PRAMS and Progress Matters

The FSF 'Progress Reporting and Monitoring System' (PRAMS) is still available to download but is not being updated to reflect framework changes or FSF members' requests. Our online learning journal Tapestry does everything PRAMS did and a whole host of other things.

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'Regional' forums

  1. Scotland

  2. Wales

  3. Northern Ireland

In response to requests from members in Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland, we've created sub-forums here. There are differences in regulations, philosophy and training which make it convenient to discuss them in a discrete forum area!

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