Saturday 17 March 2018
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Enabling Environments

Children learn and develop well in enabling environments, in which their experiences respond to their individual needs and there is a strong partnership between practitioners and parents and/or carers.

Please use the menu on the left or the buttons below to access the 4 sections of the Enabling Environments theme.

    3.1 Observation, Assessment and Planning
    3.2 Supporting Every Child
    3.3 The Learning Environment
    3.4 The Wider Context

Enabling Environments:

  • value all people
  • value learning

They offer:

  • stimulating resources, relevant to all the children's cultures and communities
  • rich learning opportunities through play and playful teaching
  • support for children to take risks and explore


Angela Jones, foundation stage strategy manager
Tel: (01482) 392467

Sue Clark, improvement officer (early years)
Tel: (01482) 392294

Marion Hastings, improvement officer (early years)
Tel: (01482) 392408

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