Links to some early years sites

Foundation Years – A site to support professionals working with children and families in the foundation years.

GOV.UK – Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)

The National Archives – The National Strategies: Early Years Foundation Stage.

Northern Ireland Foundation Stage Curriculum materials.

Education Scotland – early years.

Welsh Assembly Government – early years and Foundation Stage.

Centre for Research in Early Childhood (CREC) including details of the Effective Early Learning (EEL) Programme and Baby Effective Early Learning (BEEL) Programme for supporting self evaluation and improvement strategies for the early years.

British Association for Early Childhood Education providing support, advice and information on best practice for  the education and care of young children from birth to eight.

Effective Pre-School, Primary & Secondary Education (EPPSE) is a large-scale, longitudinal study of the progress and development of children from pre-school to post-compulsory education. It considers the aspects of pre-school provision which have a positive impact on children’s attainment, progress and development.

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