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Caroline Vollans finds out more about the Stronger Practice Hubs that are being formed with the aim of supporting evidence based professional development and to share good practice. 
Author, researcher and educator Suma Din shares the narratives of educators and mothers about their experience of community based support. 

 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.

 Coffee Break

‘A revolution in childcare’?

The government’s own news item on the recent Spring Budget opened with the words ‘A revolution in childcare’. Here we take the Chancellor’s announcements and suggest 5 revolutionary ideas.

1.       Putting children at the centre


We are excited to introduce our newest initiative: Tapestry CPD. Anyone can preview the content of some of our courses, and they are available to all staff on a Tapestry account. Tapestry CPD brings you courses to support your professional learning, as well as training to help you with using Tapestry in your setting. Tapestry’s experienced education and support teams are creating engaging and interactive content that your team can access at a time that works for them. We would love to hear what you think of it. Find out more on the Tapestry website.
 Latest newsletter
In last month’s newsletter we mentioned that we’re planning some exciting changes to the FSF over this next year, in honour of 20 years of the Foundation Stage Forum! We’re busy working behind the scenes – but don’t worry, we’ll keep you posted. Fo… read on, or browse our newsletters.
In this week's podcast: Stephen and Jules are joined by expert nanny Shada Lambert to discuss how nannies become part of the ‘parenting team’, supporting families to develop routines, and the importance of a knowledge of child development in a child-centred approach.

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