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Early Years leader Adam Marycz reflects on the leadership role in an early years setting. 
Associate Professor of Diversity & Inclusion, Dr Chandrika Devarakonda, discusses two models that can support our understanding of diversity and inclusion, both in the part each individual plays, and in a wider context. 

 Welcome to the Foundation Stage Forum


For over ten years the FSF has been a platform for a passionate and vibrant community of EYFS professionals, including nursery practitioners, childminders, reception teachers, advisers and consultants, and educators and writers.
We're proud of the quality of our conversation and support here, and our ethos (exemplified by the Lessons from Geese video) of courtesy and mutual respect, even while arguing from very different points of view.

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Teenagers learn about babies’ brain development

I was interested to read an article a few days ago about a research project teaching teenagers the science of babies’ brain development. Secondary school pupils attended science lessons designed by researchers from the University of Oxford, co…

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The most recent Tapestry Education Conference took place on 4th November. The theme was Reflecting on CPD in the Early Years, and we were joined by speakers Iram Siraj, Annie Richardson, and Emily Lees. We are grateful to our guests and all those … read on, or browse our newsletters.
In this weeks podcast Jules and Jack chat with primary teacher Kiran Satti about why we need to diversify the narrative in our classrooms from an early age, the alternative fairy tales that offer new and powerful messages, and how literature nurtures empathy and compassion in young children.

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