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Hello and Welcome to Playwise bluefigure_Awards_Commended

Playwise is an early years consultancy led by Katharine Finkill providing guidance, support and training to the early years sector. Please see the Training and Development Area of this website for information on how to access online practical advice and ideas.

At Playwise we are committed to promoting good practice in early years provision and supporting early years practitioners to develop and reflect upon their practice.

We are passionate and enthusiastic about ensuring that all children receive the best possible opportunities to thrive, learn and develop within caring environments that offer rich stimulating, developmentally appropriate experiences.

We are aware that all early years setting are different with different needs, so wherever possible we tailor our training and consultancy services to meet individual needs.

The Playwise website is a wonderful resource for all practitioners. It presents everything you need to consider, know about and reflect on, in a series of rooms containing indoor and outdoor experiences for children from birth to five and in the section offering ideas on how you might support children’s development across each of the EYFS areas of learning and development. The photography is excellent, the guidance is simple but thought provoking and the Playwise philosophy of respect for each unique child shines through it all.

It has been meticulously researched and compiled with very helpful links made across the EYFS areas of learning and development. Observation is firmly put at the heart of assessment and planning, with helpful resources and suppliers listed and downloadable images provided. There are even labels to stick on your accessible resource boxes and trays. This is a true treasure trove for anyone who works with young children.

Helen Moylett | Early Learning Consultant