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Subscribing to the Foundation Stage Forum costs £20 (plus VAT) per year (may be free for some users; see 'LA Membership Scheme' below). This gives the member full access to the forums and to the growing number of articles and other resources in the forum. But, perhaps most importantly, it gives them membership of a fast growing community and support network of professionals involved in this most captivating stage of a child’s development - the Foundation Stage.

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The Foundation Stage Forum was launched to counter the isolation felt by many practitioners and teachers in Early Years education, and to provide a home to come to, with problems, with exhilarating experiences, or just for some quiet reading. This objective has been met with huge enthusiasm, and is best exemplified by viewing our Lessons From Geese.

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You can join the forum for free if your Local Authority is a member of our LA Membership Scheme.

The FSF operates a scheme whereby the early years teams working in Local Authorities can purchase membership for all the EYFS providers in their area for a single annual payment. This scheme includes a private forum area only visible to your registered members and a bulk email function to allow quick and easy communication with them. If you belong to an organisation which may be interested in participating, please contact us for more information.

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The Foundation Stage Forum periodically sends out newsletters containing the best from the forums and the latest EYFS news. Read our latest newsletters below.

Jenny Barber wrote for us this half term 'Shake up! Refresh! How to reflect and move your setting on...'. Jenny's article encourages us to consider how we make changes to our provision that are necessary, understood and consistently implemented by…
We have published an inspiring article by Alistair Bryce Clegg this half term. In it, he discusses the ways in which different theorists impact on our practice. At FSF HQ the practitioners amongst us agree we are probably all 'magpies' lifting lit…
Our last newsletter was published in February. Since then we have commissioned several articles from well-respected members of the early years community. This half term we have worked in collaboration with national trauma expert Jane Evans, in our…
Since our last newsletter, we have published articles written by Alistair Bryce Clegg and by Penny Tassoni. Alistair asks us to think about how we prepare and present our setting to ensure that we are encouraging children to be ambitious, inquisit…

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