Welcome to our pedagogic pages
This is the place for all our pedagogical resources covering a range of subjects all related to the EYFS. They include think pieces, reflections and ideas.
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We know how busy and consuming work and studying in early years can be, so let us do the research for you. On these pages you will find lots of information about many themes, questions and issues relating to young children and early years. They include links to other resources, blogs and websites to help you deepen your knowledge, increase your understanding and discuss with colleagues. Often rather than imposing an opinion, we write to encourage you to reflect and find the answers with the tools and links that we provide. Sometimes we givea viewpoint, or guidance and advice to help support your growing pedagogy.
We know that as a teacher and practitioner, leader and manager, student and parent, childminder and consultant, you pioneer and lead excellent early years practice across the UK. These pages are to help you in your role. We are keen for our members to contact us with new material, research, content or areas you would like researched.
Many of the pages are written by Cathy Gunning, our Pedagogic Lead. Others are written by headteachers and Associates.
Last updated Autumn 2017. We are continually writing, researching and improving this section so we welcome your feedback, contributions and ideas.
Index of Pedagogic pages
- ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences) trauma, attachment and all you need to know: vital links all in one place
- adult interactions
- Annual national conference 2017
- attachment and trauma
- brain development and early childhood
- children's interests
- community of practice
- crying children: is it ok?
- cursive writing intro
- cursive writing part 1 cursive and joined up writing are NOT part of EYFS requirements or guidance
- cursive writing part 2 cursive and joined up - evidence against in this in the early years
- cursive writing part 3 what is recommended beyond the Early Learning Goals?
- eco early years helpful guidance for becoming eco-firendly in early years settings and schools
- listening to children why must we and how can we listen better?
- loose parts great links and resources for implementing loose parts in your setting / home / learning environment
- making easy sugar free cakes everyone needs a quick, simple, healthy sugar-free cake recipe they can use with children that always works and tastes good!
- maths in early years and how to be confident in doing it
- messy play lots of ideas and recipes
- mindsets (Dweck)
- pedagogy: online references
- picture books
- recycled materials
- reflective practice
- reggio inspired
- settling children well
- sustained shared thinking
- talk about teaching
- Te Whariki
- wellbeing for you
- writing (see cursive writing above)
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We hope that you find this area helpful and we welcome any feedback, please email your suggestions to Cathy.
Cathy Gunning is an accredited coach mentor with the Centre for Educational Leadership at the University of Hertfordshire. She works part time for Early Education as well as being a part time nursery teacher and mum. She has previously been a primary teacher, early years coordinator and day nursery manager. Her pedagogy was nurtured and inspired during her time as an early years advisory teacher and whilst studying for a masters degree in early years education with care. Most recently she was a nursery school headteacher where she developed and led an integrated centre - including all year daycare and a children's centre - with an inspiring team for over 10 years. As a reflective practitioner and leader she enjoys continually learning about effective pedagogy in early education and refining her own through research, practice and collaborative conversation.You can follow Cathy on Twitter