The focus on the session will be around displays. How do people do these linking with ABC does or any other strategies. What is the purpose and value of displays and looking at the difference between displays for children and parents.

If people could send any photographs of displays and I will devise a presentation to show at the network and we can talk about the use of displays and share our thoughts or experiences."




Are you currently working within Nursery or Reception and would like to come together to reflect and generate new inspiring ideas or concepts to enrich your indoor and outdoor learning environments?

Come along and join us for a cuppa, chat and a chance to share some of your creative and innovative ideas/ concepts which have an impact upon your daily work/ practice.

Date: next date tbc
Venue: Dene Communication Centre within Benton Dene School
Time 4.00-5.15pm
To book your place email john.croft2@northtyneside.gov.uk  


“As well as Headteacher, part of my role as a Specialist Leader of Education, is to lead a learning environment network where like-minded early years professionals can come together and forge links, share best practice and make a positive impact on  provision”.
John Croft Headteacher Sir James Knott Nursery School.


"This is me at King Edward Primary, looking at their EYFS provision. We all came away buzzing from the experience. Learning Walks are a fascinating way to get motivated, inspired, see other ideas and displays, build great relationships between schools and to give yourself an energising boost!"

EYFS Learning Environment Network

North Shields Collaborative

Teaching School Alliance

Our Early Years Enabling Environments Networks are held termly for any EY Teacher (Nursery & Reception) to come and share good practice and to work collaboratively in order to be critical friends and to make an impact upon our learning environments. We currently have an e mail group of all interested parties that I have been emailing for any discussion items for an agenda.

So far we have looked at;


Effective Early Intervention Toolkit- Linda Tallent shared with the group her new resource.
Continuous Provision

Sharing good practice of how early years settings are planning provision which makes a positive impact on children’s learning .

Sharing good practice of enhancing children’s knowledge through skill based learning.
Tour of school setting for sharing of ideas

The session usually runs from 4.00- 5.30pm on a termly basis at schools that volunteer to host.
Our events are usually themed or have a particular  focus such as looking at continuous provision and looking at keys areas which we have within all early years classroom e.g. role play, construction, small world etc. We could work together and share ideas of breaking these down into pure and facilitative skills; to incorporate challenge for all children.

Throughout the terms we would then create our own continuous provision overview sheets which will ensure consistency across a high proportion of North Tyneside Schools.