Further reading for early years practitioners

Further reading for early years practitioners

We have collected a range of links to websites that we think early years practitioners will find both insightful and useful. 


Sightlines Initiative

Sightlines Initiative develops and demonstrates reflective and creative practice in UK early childhood education through action research projects and professional development activity. We are the UK reference point for Reggio Children

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Magic Acorns

Magic Acorns is an early years development organisation striving to co-create ground-breaking work with, and for, our very youngest children. Their website is filled with presentations, videos, and resources.

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Foundation Years

This website has all the latest news, policy and resources a UK based early years professional could need. 

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Birth to 5 Matters 

Offering a rich resource of non-statutory early years guidance written by the early years sector for the early years sector covering topics such as child development, how children learn, and how to best work with the revised EYFS.

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STARNET: Early Childhood

This video highlights the value of process-art for young children while also exploring the difference between process- focused art experiences and product-focused experiences.

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UK GOV website 

Below is a link to the new statutory framework for the early years foundation stage. Setting the standards for learning, development and care for children from birth to five.

Statutory framework