ICT, iPads and Online safety in EYFS

Using iPads in EYFS

Training for Teachers to get you started with your iPad in the Early Years setting.

As iPads become more popular in early years settings we frequently get asked about appropriate APPS and useful resources to support teachers. Our very popular course Using iPads in the Early Years can also be run as an INSET session in school. We take out all the work of trawling the APP store to find APPS and finding your way around the settings section on the iPad to keep it user friendly for younger children. Visit our courses page to find the latest dates and a description of the course simply type in iPads in the 'Find a course' box.

Current favourite apps:

  • Farm Puppets
  • Little Red Riding Hood
  • Franklin Frog

If you would like more information about courses or INSET sessions using the iPads in the Early Years please contact us using the email Rob Musker or phone the main office 01257 516100.


Online Safety in EYFS

Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage.

Setting the standards for learning, development and care for children from birth to five (2013).

'Providers must be alert to any issues for concern in the child’s life at home or elsewhere. Providers must have and implement a policy, and procedures, to safeguard children. These should be in line with the guidance and procedures of the relevant Local Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB). The safeguarding policy and procedures must include an explanation of the action to be taken in the event of an allegation being made against a member of staff, and cover the use of mobile phones and cameras in the setting.'

The Prevent Duty

Extract from the Prevent Duty (revised document) - please see full document for guidance

"Early years providers serve arguably the most vulnerable and impressionable members of society.
The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) accordingly places clear duties on providers to keep children safe and promote their welfare. It makes clear that to protect children in their care, providers must be alert to any safeguarding and child protection issues in the child’s life at home or elsewhere (paragraph 3.4 EYFS).Early years providers must take action to protect children from harm and should be alert to harmful behaviour by other adults in the child’s life.

Early years providers already focus on children’s personal, social and emotional development The Early Years Foundation Stage framework supports early years providers to do this in an age appropriate way, through ensuring children learn right from wrong, mix and share with other children and value other’s views, know about similarities and differences between themselves and others, and challenge negative attitudes and stereotypes."

"Early education funding regulations in England have been amended to ensure that providers who fail to promote the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance for those with different faiths and beliefs do not receive funding from local authorities for the free early years entitlement.

Ofsted’s current inspection framework for early years provision reflects the requirements in the Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage."


The document above is intended to provide discussion points and guidance for early years settings considering aspects of Online Safety with regard to the use of:-

  • Cameras and images
  • Mobile Phones
  • The Internet

Please contact us on 01257516100 or email Rob Musker


ICT and the Outdoors

Are you making the most of the most of your ICT resources to support outdoor learning?

There are a range of devices available which will help you to develop ideas for using ICT to support outdoor learning.

Are you making the most of using your cameras and video in the outdoors? What do you do with the images the children have taken? Do you know how to create a simple video story using the images and free software?

Have you used easi scopes to give the children the opportunity to explore objects found in the outdoors?

Have you used visualisers to capture pictures and writing (electronically) they may have created outdoors and display them on the whiteboard?

Have you created a 'talking walk' or 'treasure hunt' using some of the recordable devices to leave messages and instructions for the children?

A half day course and INSET is available to provide opportunities to explore a range of ideas and resources.

Contact Rob Musker to find out more about support for this area.