Education Early Years in the Best of the Web UK Directory

Education Early Years

BBC School Radio Early Years Foundation Stage

Gives details of BBC School radio programmes and resources for early years education.

Busy Bees Nurseries

A childcare provider with a nationwide network of day nurseries; includes a nursery locator, with details of their support, services for employers, jobs vacancies, news and contacts.

Childcare Expo

Annual early years show catering to all decision makers in this sector. Provides information for both exhibitors and visitors.

Crafty Cooks

Franchise that teaches children from as young as 2.5 years old, how to cook a range of dishes.

CREC - The Centre for Research in Early Childhood

Provides research designed to raise the quality of early childhood and family provision for children; provides a guide to their projects and programmes, support for postgraduate research degrees, publications, and consultancy services.

Early Learning and Childcare

Explains the government standards in England for education, care and development for children from birth to age 5.

Early Years

Northern Ireland based non profit organisation promoting high quality childcare for children aged 0-12 and their families. Includes information on training and membership.

Early Years Experience

Resource for educational materials and resources including books, crafts, activities, songs and rhymes, and recipes.

Early Years Resources

Suppliers of educational resources to schools, day care, teachers and parents.  earlyresources

Early Years Scotland

Committed to providing the best start in life for every child in Scotland and are a leading national third sector organisation for children pre-birth to 5.

Effective Provision of Pre-School Education (EPPE) Project

A comprehensive guide to a major study focused specifically on the effectiveness of early years education; follows a group of 3000 children from age 3, through to their final year of compulsory schooling and post-16 educational, training and employment choices.

Foundation Years

A partnership of voluntary and community organisations provides a library of resources and advice about and for the early years and childcare sector.


Productions for the very young offers classes, parties,pre-school/nursery/primary school visits, bespoke workshops and touring productions.

Maternal and Early Years

Professional resources and support for the workforce in Scottish Government's early years programmes, covering health, care, and education from pregnancy through to 8 years old.

Music With Mummy

Provides a musical education through active play for the pre-school child.

National Day Nurseries Association

Charity promoting best practice in day nurseries across the UK. Presents policy papers, fact sheets, articles and marketing advice, plus information on professional development for nursery staff.

Nursery World

Presents a magazine for early years and childcare practitioners. Includes archives, training information and link to a job hunting section.

OFSTED: Information About Early Years and Childcare

Presents a guide to OFSTED's role in early years education and childcare, with information for parents, childminders and early years providers.

Parents, Early Years and Learning (PEAL)

Promotes parental involvement in children's learning; includes details of their training and resources to support early years practitioners, with news and contacts.

Peers Early Education Partnership

Describes the training available for early years practitioners from this charity, and also offers information on its groups for parents.

Pre-school Learning Alliance

Educational charity specialising in the early years. Provides FAQs, fact sheets, information on member services and details of research undertaken into the early years sector.

Sunhill Daycare Group

Operates a growing chain of day nurseries staffed by experienced childcare professionals.

TES: Early Years Forums

Discussion forum for early years practitioners, hosted by the Times Educational Supplement.

Tigers Day Nurseries

Provides childcare delivered by teams of professionals for children from three months to five years from nurseries in Thatcham, West Berkshire and Swindon, Wiltshire.

Tiny Talk

Helps families experience the benefits of baby signing, understanding and getting to know their babies, long before they're able to talk.

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