This report shares insights into how Covid-19 impacted upon on the early years workforce in England, Wales and Scotland during the first year of the pandemic, focusing on how pre-existing issues...
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This report investigates the impact of Covid-19 on the mental health and learning of young children through surveys and interviews with early years practitioners, and interviews with parents....
Taking notice: Children’s observation skills in nature as a basis for the development of early science education
‘In that earliest childhood, we get those invisible glasses through which we look at the world all our lives, and these glasses color our views.’ Lainšček, 2020 This beautiful quote from...Continue reading
Playground closures due to the ongoing pandemic have led to urgent calls for city councils and authorities in the UK to keep play spaces open. Parents and experts reason that home isolation has...Continue reading
The serious side of nature, outdoor learning & play International perspectives Research Intelligence issue 147 The special section in this issue looks beyond the dominant Eurocentric and...
A series of blogs that explore how new initiatives in a number of countries are developing and delivering education for sustainable development, from the early years to higher education.
Social-emotional competences: Conceptualisation, childhood inequalities and predictive value for socioeconomic attainment in adulthood
The development of social and emotional competences is increasingly being recognised as essential for children’s adaptive development in school as well as in other settings and later life (OECD,...Continue reading
In December 2020, the Westminster government promised to set up an expert group to consider solutions to the huge variability of the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on pupils’ educational...Continue reading
The evidence is clear that motivated, knowledgeable and experienced staff are key to supporting children’s development in early years settings (see for example Melhuish, Ereky-Stevens, &...Continue reading
What ‘building back better’ really means for our children: Anne Longfield’s final speech as the children’s commissioner for England
On February 17 2021, Anne Longfield OBE gave her final speech as the children’s commissioner for England. Her words were a clarion cry for the UK’s children, who for the past 12 months have...Continue reading
BERA Bites, issue 6: Researching education & mental health: From ‘Where are we now?’ to ‘What next?’
The mental health and wellbeing of learners and teaching staff rank among some of the most pressing issues facing education in the coming decade. Even before the Covid-19 crisis hit, there was...