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Speech and language therapist Ruth Jones reflects on how we must sit with our own sense of vulnerability while we learn, adapt and grow, in order to be able to support the neurodivergent children in our early years settings. 
Dr. Fengling Tang, Senior Lecturer in Early Childhood Studies at the University of Roehampton, shares research and reflections on the importance of spiritual development for young children.

 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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Maths to 18?

Maths to 18 will equip young people with the quantitative and statistical skills that they will need for the jobs of today and the future.

This includes having the right skills to feel confident with finances in later life, including finding …

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.
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On the FSF for January we have an article by speech and language therapist Ruth Jones, considering how the early years sector can ensure inclusive practice for neurodivergent children. Browse through all our articles from this link. Ruth also… read on, or browse our newsletters.
In this week's podcast: Stephen chats to Ruth Jones who is a Speech and Language Therapist based in Wiltshere. They discuss how Ruth's core practice has developed over time, how we can start addressing ableism in our schools and the importance of connection over compliance.

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