The Education Network for Waltham Forest
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Quality Environment for 2 year olds

Early Years Foundation Stage

A good place to be Two - Developing quality environments indoors and out

Working with two-year-olds is not easy. One moment they are trustful and endearing; the next, they throw their weight around like little teenagers, testing whether you really mean what you say. It's important to remain patient, to try to understand their viewpoint, to be consistent – and to keep your sense of humour!

Community Playthings has made five chapters of a training booklet available for free, covering all aspects of the environment, indoors and out. Download now.

'Remember I'm Two' Audit tool

  • Does your environment (and the practitioners within it) support the uniqueness of two year olds?
  • Do you offer a range of natural and open-ended resources and experiences?

This audit tool will help you to ensure that gaps within your provision are identified and plans are put in place to support quality provision and practice for two year olds.

This tool can also contribute to your self-evaluation of the two year old provision in your setting. Logged-in users can download it below.


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Tuesday, 21 March, 2017
Last updated: 21 March 2017 by Barry Fong