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Unwrapping Changes for 2019

Who else cannot believe that it’s almost the end of 2018? Time seems to have flown by this year and here at Designs For Education HQ we’ve been taking time to reflect on the year that’s almost over but also looking ahead to 2019. The New Year is often viewed as an opportunity for new starts…

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November 2018 Competition Winner

Did you enter our latest Facebook competition to win this fabulous soft Patchwork Rug worth £79? Drum Roll Please! We are pleased to announce that the winner of our Facebook competition to win the fabulous soft Patchwork Rug is . . . Julie Booth Please get in touch with us via email or Facebook Messenger…

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The Art of Decluttering

decluttering

Is your classroom full of stuff which is seldom or never used? We could all be guilty of engaging in ‘one day’ thinking – holding on to resources in the belief that one day they just might be useful. People give us things – unwanted donations – and we feel bad about throwing them away…

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October 2018 Competition Winner

Did you enter our latest Facebook competition to win this fabulous set of cushions? Drum Roll Please! We are pleased to announce that the winner of our Facebook competition to win the fabulous set of 12 home corner cushions is . . . Tina Bailey Cavanagh Didn’t Win? Don’t be disappointed! We are currently offering…

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Early Years Settings: Things to Consider in Their Design

early years settings

Photo Credit: Early Years Ideas from Tishylishy Early years settings need to be a warm and welcoming environment for every child, but they also need to be functional and practical. Achieving this balance can be a headache for early years staff but we outline below some practical advice to consider when designing the layout for…

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Assorted Fabric Set Competition Winner!

Did you enter our latest Facebook competition to win this gorgeous set of assorted fabrics worth £50? Drum Roll Please! We are pleased to announce that the three winners of our Facebook competition to win the set of Assorted Fabrics are . . . Early Years Foundation Stage Bishop Bridgeman Catherine L. Spencer Cherly Tuile…

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Quilted Outdoor Sit Upon Cushions Competition Winner!

Did you enter our latest Facebook competition to win this gorgeous set of 8 Quilted Outdoor Sit Upon Cushions? The outdoor quilted sit upon cushions are manufactured from quilted fabric which is wipe clean. The sit upon cushions have a foam inner that is not only supremely comfortable, but is also lightweight and easy to…

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How to Create a Calming Atmosphere in Your Setting

How to Create a Calming Atmosphere in Your Setting

Way back when I was in training I don’t ever recall any sessions about setting up a classroom. I think it pretty much came down to the school you ended up in and what you inherited from the teacher before. The same goes for creating the right kind of atmosphere in the classroom. We all…

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Classroom Design and Child Development

Enabling Environments and the Child-Centred Approach – Historical Research One of our most popular blog posts is The Value of Child-Centred Learning for your Early Years Setting and this post is a continuation of that post. Research into the child-centred approach and the impact of the learning environment on development has been going on for many…

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