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					                                         Resourcing Quality Provision for 3-5’s

                                                            Book Area

               Item                      Catalogue or provider               Item / Ref no           Page      price
INSIDE: fiction and non-fiction books, props, puppets, posters, children's own work made into books, nursery rhymes,
songs, alphabet frieze, cassette, tapes, floor cushions, carpet etc

Books big & small                       Madeleine Lindley
Fiction and non-fiction                 0161 683 4400
Dual texts
Multi-cultural
Song tapes including other
languages
Story tapes including other
languages
Tape recorder with headphones to
use as listening centre
Book storage                            IKEA

Magazines and catalogues
e.g Cars
Travel brochures
Gardening
Argos catalogue
Photograph albums of the children “in
action”
Special events
Celebrations
Trips
Puppets to support books and story
telling
Children‟s own story books

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               Item                     Catalogue or provider                Item / Ref no   Page   price
Magnetic board
Magnetic pictures
Magnetic Letters and numbers
Cushions

Comfy reading chairs / beanbags

OUTSIDE: A quiet area for children to sit and read, do puzzles, draw. Shaded if possible

Book area

Book box

Blanket and cushions

Benches

Table and chairs




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                                                          Role play area

                Item                      Catalogue or provider                 Item / Ref no             Page     price
INSIDE: area that can be converted into a variety of areas .If space is tight use role play boxes on a table, small world
play on the floor or table, dressing-up box and safety mirror etc.
Ensure there are opportunities for children to write and read in these meaningful contexts.

Full length mirror and other mirrors     IKEA
                                         Community Playthings
Dressing up trolley / rack / storage
boxes
Dressing up clothes::
Hats
Scarves
Shoes
Belts
Sunglasses
Bangles
Lengths of material (multicultural
fabrics)

Role play storage prop boxes with
resources for: home corner, shop,
café, travel agent, baby clinic, place
of worship, stage, hairdressers,
dentist, doctor‟s surgery
Mark-making resources that support
role play:
Appointment books
Party invitations
Till receipts
Post cards
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                Item                     Catalogue or provider                 Item / Ref no            Page      price
Note pads
Diaries
Shopping lists
Pens and pencils in an attractive
container
Multicultural dolls and clothes
Dolls beds/ crib
Doll‟s buggy
Multi cultural fabrics                   GREEN ST
OUTSIDE: Opportunities for dressing up, playing with soft toys, wheeled toys linked to role-play, acting out a story on a
large scale, role play boxes taken outside and for children to write and read in these meaningful contexts.

Large cardboard boxes for dens or
caves etc
Tents and blankets, torches
Picnic baskets
Outdoor Café
Ice-cream van
BBQ
Garden Centre
Outdoor Concert Stand
Builders Yard
Car Wash
AA Box and tools
Fire hose and Helmets
Petrol Station




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                                                    Sand and water play

                Item                      Catalogue or provider               Item / Ref no           Page      price
INSIDE: Add interesting things to sand and water to link to curriculum plans/ story
Have small trolley with sand and water equipment so that children can select their own materials at times
Alternate between dry and wet sand. Sand and water activities can be offered in small containers and trays on table top
and used for small world play, mark making. Add colour to water to make it interesting.

Sand tray                                 COMMUNITY PLAYTHINGS
Dustpan and brush
Broom
Water tray                                COMMUNITY PLAYTHINGS
Mop

Water play resources
E.g. plastic fish, boats, people,
wheels, jugs, containers, sieves,
sponges, pipes, funnels, filters, items
for floating /sinking, water pump,
sieves
Sand play
E.g. sieves, jugs, containers, cups
and saucers, animals, minibeasts,
bucket/spades, moulds, rakes, shells,
pebbles
Storage for sand/water play
e.g. trolley

Aprons

Hooks for aprons

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                Item                    Catalogue or provider               Item / Ref no            Page   price
OUTSIDE: Sand and water play could be offered on a larger scale outdoors. Similar provision to indoors

Outside storage units / boxes
Outside sand play resources
Large vehicles, spades, rakes,
Outside water play resources
Watering cans, guttering, large
buckets and paint brushes, rollers,
hose pipes, pulleys, ropes, sponges
and wipers for cleaning windows
Outside tap
(useful to fill up your outside water
trays, etc)
Broom
Dustpan and brush




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                                                          Construction

                Item                     Catalogue or provider                Item / Ref no            Page      price
INSIDE: Ensure a range of construction equipment. Offer it at the table or on the floor. Allow children to mix resources
and train them to return them to the correct storage place when they‟ve finished. Provide stimuli with a range of non-
fiction books and photographs. Clipboards in the area will encourage children to plan and record models. Label and
store carefully so that children can access resources themselves and tidy up.
Construction inside
Duplo, magnetic blocks,
interstar,mobilo, city blocks, oriental  Galt, NES, Hope
building blocks, stickle bricks
Community Playthings wooden              COMMUNITY PLAYTHINGS
blocks
Clipboards and mark makers
OUTSIDE: Construction
Large bricks, large cardboard boxes, cardboard tubes etc (junk materials)
Construction outside
Hollow blocks preschool set B552         Galt, NES, Hope
Hollow block cart A45, large
cardboard boxes, tubes                   COMMUNITY PLAYTHINGS
Construction storage units               COMMUNITY PLAYTHINGS
Hard hats
Construction role play props e.g. hard
hats, trowels.
Recycled materials
Fixing materials
Crates
Planks
Clipboards and a range of mark
makers


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                                                      Small world play

               Item                     Catalogue or provider               Item / Ref no   Page   price
INSIDE: in different contexts and environments

Finger puppets and hand puppets
Dolls house + furniture              Early Learning Centre
Playmobil sets
E.g. 123
Play mats
E.g. roadway
Farm
Rugs – different textures            IKEA
Dinosaurs
Cars and garage
Small world people/ families/
multicultural
Jungle animals
Train set                            COMMUNITY PLAYTHINGS
Wild animals
Farm
Small world storage
Mini beasts
Airport
Boats and Pirate sets
Builders Tray                        TTS or B&Q
OUTSIDE: As indoors. Children can spread out, link small worlds together.




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                                                      Musical instruments

                Item                     Catalogue or provider             Item / Ref no   Page   price
INSIDE: Group activity/ story session
Provide a range of sound-making resources.

Musical instruments                     MES
To include instruments to shake,        0845 1204525
scrape, bang, blow
Multi cultural instruments
Sound makers from found/natural
materials
CD‟s of rhymes and songs
CD‟s of music from a variety of
cultural backgrounds
Blank CDs to record children‟s voices
OUTSIDE: Children can choose freely
(Children can be really noisy outside and no one will mind!)
as above but also:

washing line of sound makers
stage area
microphones
battery operated music players
ribbon sticks, scarves
hard landscaping and railings to
explore sound




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                                                              Puzzles

                Item                      Catalogue or provider                Item / Ref no         Page   price
INSIDE: Ensure images include children with disabilities; reflect a variety of cultures and homes.

Puzzles with a differing degree of
difficulty
Puzzles reflecting disability and
various cultures
Large floor puzzles

Number and letter puzzles

OUTSIDE: Large floor puzzles as above
Mat / blanket to sit on while playing with puzzles




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                                         Area for mark making and writing

               Item                    Catalogue or provider              Item / Ref no   Page   price
INSIDE: materials to be stored so that children can access them independently
An interesting range of attractive
mark-makers including pencils,
coloured pencils, different size felt
pens, charcoal, chalks, oil pastels,
crayons,
Letters with matching objects for
initial/middle/end sounds
Clip boards
Office role play - E.g. in-trays,
envelopes, paper, paperclips, stapler,
rubber bands, treasury tags drawers,
Sponge letters, Magnetic letters
Chalk boards
Magnetic boards
White boards
Laminated name cards
Papers of different colour, texture
and size, notebooks, diaries, post
cards, used greeting cards, post-it
notes, home made books to draw
and write in
Sellotape, masking tape
Stapler, hole-punch, bull dog clips
Selection of magazines and
catalogues
Displays of scripts from around the
world
Low display area for children to
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display own mark making
Language storage
E.g. unit, trays
Tables
Chairs
Display at child height for
independent access to key words,
phonemes etc
OUTSIDE: Ensure children have opportunities for mark-making
Large playground chalks, clipboards, paper and pencils, paper for drawing large-scale
Paint brushes, buckets, rollers, window blade
Opportunities for role play that support boys as writers e.g. garage workshop, fire fighters, superhero birthday party
invitations
Outside writing and storage trolley




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                                                            ICT

              Item                   Catalogue or provider            Item / Ref no   Page   price
INSIDE: include in as many areas of provision as possible
Computer
Lower case keyboard                 TTS
Printer
Computer software /programs         TTS for lower case
                                    keyboards
Programmable toys                   TTS
Remote control „bugs‟               TTS
Mats to use with toys above         TTS
Cause and effect toys
Digital camera / Video Camera

Tape recorder/CD player              TTS
Walkie talkies                       TTS
Scanner till                         TTS
Metal detector                       TESCO
Digital photo sound book
Battery operated role-play resources TTS
OUTSIDE Many of the above can be used outside
Larger programmable toys/cars        TTS
Remote control cars                  TTS




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                                                         Creative area

                Item                     Catalogue or provider                Item / Ref no            Page     price
INSIDE
Designing and making using scissors and other tools, paper of different colour, shape and size, collage materials
Variety of painting implements
including variety of sized brushes,
nail brushes, toothbrushes, cotton
buds
Variety of paints e.g. powder, oil,
textured and thick paints
Pots, pallets and trays
Easel                                   COMMUNITY PLAYTHINGS
Drying rack
Selection of objects to print with
including natural
Items for collage including natural
and reclaimed materials
Wool and ribbons
Assorted sized fabrics – pieces with
different textures
Adhesives – PVA glue, Pritt Sticks,
Sellotape, Masking tape
Tools e.g. scissors (including left and
right handed), staples, hole punch
Pens, pencils, crayons, chalks,
pastels and charcoals
Paper and card in different shapes,
sizes, textures and colours
Paper storage unit


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                Item                    Catalogue or provider                Item / Ref no        Page   price
Storage trolley for workshop area
Selection of „works of art‟ models,
living things, music to provide a
stimuli
OUTSIDE
same as inside but can be more messy and „free‟ to experiment without the constraints of inside
Storage for resources                 COMMUNITY PLAYTHINGS
Painting dryer
Variety of paints
Outside easel
Large chalks
Large rolls of paper
Large brushes e.g. decorators
Selection of large mark makers e.g.
large play ground chalks, large pens
Large rollers
Large materials for printing on large
surfaces e.g. wellies, crates, large
blocks
Washing-up liquid bottles
Plastic mesh weaving
Large strips of material
Ribbons




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                                                   Physical Development

                Item                     Catalogue or provider               Item / Ref no   Page   price
INSIDE: All of the outdoor equipment except fixed play can be used inside.

All resources will support physical
development but the following will, in
particular, support fine motor skills
Puzzles
Tweezers
Threading activities
Mark-making materials (see graphics
area)
Scissors and materials for cutting
Variety of construction materials
Malleable and messy materials
OUTSIDE: excellent potential!

A selection of mats
Co-operative equipment                   COMMUNITY PLAYTHINGS          Rocking boat V43      P17    186
e.g. see saw, rocker
Fixed climbing equipment or
moveable climbing equipment
Barrels
Balancing beams
Wooden steps
Tunnels
Parachute
Planks
Bikes/ride-ons
Hoops
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                 Item                    Catalogue or provider        Item / Ref no   Page   price
Ribbons / streamers/swirl sticks
Kites
Bubbles
Cars
Bats, balls, beanbags, skittles
Skipping ropes
Gardening resources
E.g. wheelbarrow, plants, forks,
trowels, wellington boots, soil / grow
bags, planters, watering cans
Tyres
Cardboard boxes
Large trays for tactile experiences
Clay, dough etc
Sweeping brushes
Large construction equipment
Storage




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                                           Area to store Maths resources

               Item                   Catalogue or provider              Item / Ref no   Page   price
INSIDE: a range of resources to support problem solving, reasoning and numeracy

Collection of objects for sorting,
classifying, ordering and counting,
e.g. shells, conkers, pebbles, fir
cones, compare beans, boxes, cotton
reels, beads, animals
Sorting trays/dishes
Variety of resources for exploring
pattern and shape
Clocks
Laces and beads of different sizes,
shapes and colours
Number shape, pattern books
Number strip
Number posters
Foam, plastic, magnetic numbers
Sand timers                         TTS
Large dice
Tape measures - large
Flat and 3D shapes
Puzzles
Dominoes-picture, number, pattern,
shape
Board games
Scales/balances
Containers of various shapes and
sizes

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               Item                     Catalogue or provider           Item / Ref no   Page   price
Pegboards
Calculators - large                    Reflection on learning
Real life examples of door numbers,
signs, pages from telephone
directories, price lists, TV and video
remote controls, Telephones/mobiles
Real coins
Till
Props for number songs
Maths storage unit
Outside: many of the inside resources can be taken outside

Washing line, pegs
Laminated large numbers cards
Chalked number games on floor
Skittles
Clipboards and paper
Number beanbags
Large scale games
Large dice
Wellies , overalls, umbrellas
Camera for taking photographs on
number/pattern environment walk




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                              Area to store resources for investigation and exploration

                Item                      Catalogue or provider           Item / Ref no   Page   price
INSIDE: also see suggested resources for malleable play

Light box
Colour paddles
kaleidoscopes
Bug viewers
Egg timers
Variety of mirrors-hand held, on         Reflections for learning
walls, on stands
Variety of magnets
Musical instruments                      MES
Collection of objects for floating and
sinking
Heuristic play baskets with objects
E.g. chains, wooden pegs, cotton
reels, feathers, buttons, fir cones,
stones, shells, woods
Magnifiers
Pouring equipment
E.g. jugs, containers, measuring
cylinders, beakers etc
Pipettes                                 Reflections for learning
Cogs and wheels
Different materials e.g. metal, wood,
plastic, sandpaper, fabrics, paper,
natural sponges
Feely bags
Torches

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               Item                  Catalogue or provider               Item / Ref no   Page   price
Batteries
Live animals e.g. fish, snails
Pictures of assorted animals
Plants, flowers
Variety of non-fiction books to     TTS                            SMT                   101    36.00
support and stimulate interests
Clip boards and markers to record
investigations
Sand tray & sand, bark, compost
Tools to explore messy play e.g.
rolling pins, cutters, markers
Clay
Tray for water play
Builders tray/tuff spot              B&Q or Reflections on
                                     learning
Outside: opportunities on a larger scale and in different seasons and weathers

Outside storage trolley to house
many of the above
Growing area
Digging area
Range of gardening tools
Buckets and watering cans
Binoculars                          Reflections on learning
Large magnifiers
Windy day set e.g. wind chimes,     TTS                            FWDS                  99     47.99
spirals, mobiles
Boom whackers                       TTS                            FBOOM                 85     19.99
Plant, seeds, pots and soil
Cars and ramps
Guttering
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                Item                 Catalogue or provider        Item / Ref no   Page   price
Levers and pulleys
Ropes and strings
Variety of containers and lids for
making collections
Clip boards and mark makers for
recording




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                                               Area for malleable materials

INSIDE and OUTSIDE: great scope for loads of messy play using any of the suggested resources below

Messy:                                                           rice crispies
 cornflour + water                                              dry sand
 shaving foam                                                   twigs and leaves
 sand + fairy liquid                                            feathers
 vinegar + bicarbonate of soda                                  buttons
 cornflakes + water                                             corks
 coloured rice soaked in water                                  milk bottle tops
 cooked rice                                                    fir cones
 cooked linguini (boil in food colour + water and rinse         pebbles
  in cold water)                                                 shells
 porridge oats + water                                          glitter
 jelly                                                          play dough
 oil and water                                                  pasta
 flour + water                                                  fruit cutting / fruit punch in water tray
 quick jel (gelatine)                                           alphabet spaghetti
 baked beans                                                    writing icing
 icing sugar + water                                            mud
 shaving foam under clingfilm - over table                      clay
 rice pudding                                                   salt dough
 baby lotion                                                    modroc
 ice cubes / ice balloons                                       paint
 soap flakes (from Wilkinsons) and WARM water +                 add food colour and food flavouring
  whisks                                                         vary temperature of water for sense of touch
                                                                 add props e.g. pots and pans, cups and saucers,
Dry:                                                              dolls, bears etc
 lentils
 seeds
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                                           Drinks and snacks table

                 Item                   Catalogue or provider               Item / Ref no       Page   price
INSIDE: Children access it when they choose. Snacks should include fresh fruit and vegetables

Menu board
Chairs, tables
Table cloths
cutlery
Crockery (bowls, plates, cups)
Jugs with lids to avoid spillage
OUTSIDE: Drinks table




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                                             Parents’ Notice Board

Good displays of children's own work – on display boards

Labels with children's names printed and laminated so that they can copy them whenever they want

Coat hooks

Welcome posters




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                                          Useful Books and Guidance:

   Early Years Foundation Stage: Setting the Standards for Learning, Development and Care for Children from Birth to
    Five, DCSF
   Planning for Progress 2
   A Place to Learn : Lewisham Early Years Advisory Team
   ECERS E and R
   Letters and Sounds




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                                       Resource catalogues:

   Early Steps Foundation Stage Catalogue (has some nice unique things in) 0800 318 686

   NES 0870 6000 192

   Step by Step 0845 300 1089

   GLS 8805 8333

   Eduzone 8882 1293

   Galt 08702 424 477

   MES (music) 8770 3866

   Reflection on Learning 01732 225850

   Community Playthings 0800 387 457

   Early Learning Centre 08705 352 352 (offer discount to groups)

   LDA 01945 463 441
    Hope 08702 433 400

   Active D&T   0800 318 686




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