Integrated Review 2016

If you have a success story about how the Integrated Review is working for you, I would love to hear about it! The review has given us a chance to reflect on our whole process of engaging with parents as well as making stronger links with health colleagues – communication and positive relationships really are […]


A New Year and looking forward to meeting up with practitioners and LA colleagues around the country to focus on how best to help and support our youngest children. As usual the diary is already very full but there is some flexibility around dates in November and December.

Integrated Review

Different approaches are being used in different areas – what is happening in yours? The critical ‘success factor’ is the professional relationships built up between health and early years practitioners. It is a two way process – what have you done to engage positively with local health colleagues? Invite them to an event for parents […]

Early Years Pupil Premium EYPP

Although daunting initially practitioners in Early Years are beginning to develop really creative ways of using the EYPP funding. Case studies are available on 4children website and Early Education are developing a project to explore the use of EYPP. Collaboration is the name of the game and existing transition links a good place to start! […]

Scottish Early Years document

Just returned from a very stimulating discussion and training session with colleagues in Edinburgh their latest Early Years document ‘Building the Ambition’ based on the pedagogy set out in the pre-birth to three document is a great focus for staff discussion and reflection – and love those outdoor photos!

OUP commission – manuscript submitted!

Phew!    A very busy year with more bookings for training than ever before and a book to write! Thanks to lots of support from the series editor Ann Langston the manuscript for Inclusion in EYFS has now been submitted. Thanks to many parents and practitioners there are several case studies to illustrate fantastic practice but […]