Advice & support
If you're finding it hard at home, please let us know through our social media or by emailing us - or talk to the following organisations if you have wider concerns:
Childline: 0800 1111
Samaritans: 116 123
Domestic Violence Hotline: 0808 2000 247
Mind: 0300 123 3393
Starline: 0330 3139162 (parent helpline for home learning, www.starline.org.uk)
How to best use EYFSHome - video advice for parents and carers
All the activities at EYFSHome are designed to support the development of children between 3-5 and follow the principles of the English Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS). In these videos, EYFS experts Rebecca Fisk and Sue Asquith (see below for more about them) outline these key principles and how parents and childcare providers can work together and use our activities to help children play, have fun and develop key skills.
An introduction to the Early Years Foundation Stage programme – and why it matters to children from 0-5
The three Prime Areas of the Early Years Foundation Stage explained – Personal, Social and Emotional Development; Communication and Language; and Physical Development
The four Specific Areas of the Early Years Foundation Stage explained – Literacy, Maths, Understanding the World and Expressive Arts and Design
Why play is central to learning for young children - and how you can encourage and support this
Advice on Remote and Blended Learning for parents
Advice for childminders on using EYFSHome materials
Advice for parents on working with nurseries and childminders
Advice for EYFS settings on using EYFSHome activities in the setting and at home
Introduction to the EYFS
The EYFS Specific Areas
Advice on Remote and
Working with providers in COVID
The EYFS Prime Areas
The role of play in learning
Advice for Childminders
Working with activity videos
Rebecca has worked in early years education for 30 years. She is passionate about empowering parents to understand their child's learning and development, and is a mother of two daughters. She has cared for and taught children from babies to Year 6, specialising in early years (0-5 age range) and special educational needs. Rebecca has worked in schools, nurseries, children's centres, a learning resource base. Most recently she worked within a local authority advisory service where she was the Lead Consultant for Inclusion. She is a qualified Special Educational Needs Coordinator and has a Masters in Education. Rebecca currently works independently as a freelance consultant and supports the Local Government Association with council peer challenges.
One day she hopes to write a children's book!
Sue is a freelance early childhood consultant and published author. Her childcare career began in 1998 as a registered childminder, progressing to work in affiliation with children centres, mentoring new childminders, training to teach adults and gaining an assessor's award.
She achieved Ofsted Outstanding on her last two inspections before resigning her registration to concentrate on her consultancy. She now assesses childcare settings for various awards, provides consultancy and delivers training to the early years sector, on-line and face to face, across the UK and internationally.
She has worked on various DfE funded projects with PACEY, ICAN, Communication Trust and NDNA as well as delivering training lots for local authorities.