Award-winning Early Years publication now available for 2-year-olds

    Published: 08 October 2018

    Places to Play Every Day for 2-year-olds focuses on engaging, motivating and inspiring young children through creating motivational learning spaces.

    places to play for 2 year olds launchThe two-part publication features a guidance and supplementary audit that can be purchased separately. The guidance will support practitioners in effectively organising their environment to enhance learning across a range of contexts, both inside and outside the classroom.

    The audit enables practitioners to use a clear and systematic approach to evaluate what is currently available to children and identify areas that can be further developed in their settings.

    Chris Wahl from Footsteps preschool was the first to purchase Places to Play Every Day for 2-year-olds.

    The publication follows on from Places to Play Every Day for 3–5-year-olds, which has been positively received by Early Years practitioners throughout the country. It received two awards shortly after it launched; the Early Years Excellence 2017 4 star prize and Best Staff Resource Award at Nursery World Awards 2017.

    Places to Play Every Day for 2-year-olds launched at the end of September during the Rhythm, Rhyme and Repetition event with delegates able to purchase copies.

    Speaking at the launch event, Tracey Dawson, Early Years Adviser at HfL said: “We are very excited be to launching this publication. The book will help practitioners to enhance their provision inside and outside to create an enabling environment for 2 year olds.


    “This initial idea for a book targeted to two-year-olds came from numerous request from Early Years practitioners who have successfully implemented the Places to Play Every Day for 3–5-year-olds resource.


    “We look forward to hearing about the successes it has and we hope to share the impact soon,” concluded Tracey.

    The publication contains:

    • suggested learning skills to be taught and practiced in all areas of provision to help ensure deeper learning experiences for children
    • questions to help staff reflect on and enhance their practice
    • suggested vocabulary to use with children during play and learning so that staff can enhance children’s learning through interactions
    • photo examples of challenging examples that provide a motivational environment for children to learn in

    For more information about how to purchase Places to Play Every Day, please visit the HfL online shop or email