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Sam Attwater is Director of Early Years for Aurora Academies Trust (AAT). Sam is passionate about the importance of giving children the best possible start to their education. In addition to her role at AAT, Sam has offered advice to the Department for Education, spoken at several conferences, advised early years staff on a national and international scale, and is an Early Excellence Hub Lead in Eastbourne supporting over 2,400 children.
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Changes to the EYFS framework became statutory in September 2021. What do you need to do to embed these changes in your setting?
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Unique opportunities to hone communication skills can be crucial for children in the early years. Sam Attwater describes how her nursery organised weekly trips to a local care home