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Foundation Stage Forum


Early Years Educator Richard Waite shares his passion for helping us all to understand the importance of sharing technology with young children. 
In this article, Caroline Vollans hears from voices in the sector about the exclusion of our youngest 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.

 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.
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  FSF articles and podcasts We have a couple of new articles on the FSF this month. Early Years Technology specialist Richard Waite shares his passion for helping us all to understand the importance of teaching and learning about techno… read on, or browse our newsletters.
In this week's podcast: Stephen and Jules chat with Dr Prospera Tedam who developed the Mandela Model, and Professor Eunice Lumsden who designed the Unique Childhoods Workbook. They discuss these tools and how they can be used to support connection and build trust, deepening our anti-discriminatory practice and bringing about change in early childhood education.

You can listen to our podcasts via Spotify, or on Apple iOS or Google Android devices. Visit our podcasts home.