This blog is a space for those involved in Early Years education to share real-life opinions, thoughts and experiences. Contributors include current Edge Hill students and recent graduates, Early Years partner settings, and lecturers at Edge Hill – all sharing a collective aim: to spark conversation and ideas in others who are passionate about Early Years education. Whether you are here as a peer, a mentor or a prospective Edge Hill student, we hope you enjoy reading our blog.
- Birth to 5 Matters: A student teachers’ perspectiveLynn Kearney – 3rd year student at Edge Hill University, studying Primary Early Years Education 3 – 7 years (with QTS). The Birth to 5 Matters non statutory guidance is wonderfully written ‘by the sector, for the sector’ (Early Education, 2021: 1) and it is this aspect that makes it so useful when planning to… Read more: Birth to 5 Matters: A student teachers’ perspective
- Finding spaces and places for children’s right to play Jo Albin-Clark, Nick Lomax, Nic Pearce, Sam Widdup. Recently we shared some research about a child’s right to play at an educational conference from our position as tutor and students involved in the MA Education Early Years at Edge Hill University. This research area is close to all our hearts because it is about teachers’… Read more: Finding spaces and places for children’s right to play
- “I need to feel me, I need to explore the shore!”: What Beach School did for me, by Emma Rowlands, Deputy Manager SENDCo and Outdoor Lead.Emma Rowlands currently works as the Deputy Manager, SENDCo and Outdoor Lead of a nursery within the Kids Planet group. Prior to undertaking her current role, Emma completed a BA (Hons) in Working and Teaching in the Early Years and an MSc in Child and Adolescent Mental Health and Wellbeing at Edge Hill University. Emma… Read more: “I need to feel me, I need to explore the shore!”: What Beach School did for me, by Emma Rowlands, Deputy Manager SENDCo and Outdoor Lead.
- Podcast with Laura Henry-Allain MBEEarly Years Education students interviewed Laura Henry-Allain MBE, author and producer of JoJo and Gran Gran books and CBeebies TV series. This podcast is a must for all those working in Early Years. Listen to the podcast now
- Podcast with Katie FitzpatrickKatie Fitzpatrick is a SENCo at a school and also an associate tutor for the Faculty of Education. A group of Y2 BA (Hons) Primary Early Years QTS students interviewed Katie to find out all about the day-to-day life of a SENCo. Listen to the podcast now