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Education Consultant Sejal Payne reflects on how we can support our young learners of EAL. 
In the first of a 3 part series about intergenerational learning and care, Caroline Vollans tells us about the benefits for the oldest and youngest generations offered through The Together Project. 

 Welcome to the Foundation Stage Forum


For over ten years the FSF has been a platform for a passionate and vibrant community of EYFS professionals, including nursery practitioners, childminders, reception teachers, advisers and consultants, and educators and writers.
We're proud of the quality of our conversation and support here, and our ethos (exemplified by the Lessons from Geese video) of courtesy and mutual respect, even while arguing from very different points of view.

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Reflecting on the role of a childminder

I had the privilege of attending the most recent meeting of the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Childcare and Early Education at Westminster on Wednesday 29th June. The theme of the meeting was 'a levelling up opportunity' and we were …

We are excited to introduce our newest initiative: Tapestry CPD. Anyone can preview the content of some of our courses, and they are available to all staff on a Tapestry account. Tapestry CPD brings you courses to support your professional learning, as well as training to help you with using Tapestry in your setting. Tapestry’s experienced education and support teams are creating engaging and interactive content that your team can access at a time that works for them. We would love to hear what you think of it. Find out more on the Tapestry website.
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Here on the FSF we have two new articles for you: Sejal Payne shares a second piece, reflecting on how we can support our young EAL learners; and Caroline Vollans begins a three-part series about intergenerational learning, looking at The Together… read on, or browse our newsletters.
In this week's podcast: Stephen and Jules chat with developmental play specialist Carly Budd about what early play looks like, the link between physical development and social and emotional development, and the importance of playfulness.

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