Early Years Information Library

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This section provides a list of resources and information for Early Years. Each resource has been classified according to the category heading.

The overall aim is to support and improve the arts offer to early years children in Lewisham.

This page contains links to interesting ideas, resources and inspiration for arts in early years. Please let us know if you have any suggestions to add! It will keep growing so you can check back for more inspiration. We will also tweet about updates through @RbowCollective

Guardian Article: Creative early years education: a meeting of minds (and sectors)

Do, Review, Improve…

A quality framework for use in music-making sessions working with children in Early Years settings.

Useful links to resources and articles looking at Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) 

An opportunity to visit or invite visitors into your setting to see the early years arts work you do

Lewisham teachers, an educator from a local cultural organisation and early years practitioners enjoyed a visit to the Mud Kitchen at Limelight Family Learning Centre, Goldsmiths Community Centre.

Links to resources and information

Information, slide show and video following the event in December 2013

Some interesting links for information and resources on Literacy

The report of Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Education, Children’s Services and Skills

A brief overview with links

An ongoing list compiled by LEAN research into early years and the arts

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This unit by The Open University encourages you to develop your reflection of children’s environments and provides opportunities for you to investigate and evaluate young children’s experiences and your role in supporting them.

A selection of useful links from our Early Years Speech and Language event last month, with thanks to Jo Lewins, Speech & Language Specialist in Lewisham.