Inspiring, encouraging, connecting and training those working in early years.
Welcome to Love Early Years
Love Early Years encourages and supports practitioners working in early years care and education.
We work to enable them to become better equipped to meet the needs of young children, building strong foundations for present and future generations.
All the work at Love Early Years is grounded in our shared Christian worldview and conviction.
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Early Days Magazine
A termly publication (Autumn, Spring and Summer) of articles on early years education from a specifically Christian perspective.
Christian experience is shared and Christian thinking about the early years encouraged. Much is from a UK background but there are also international contributors.
Observing Young Children The role of observation and assessment in early childhood settings S Smidt, (2015). Abingdon: Routledge. Smidt offers us in the short compass of 90 small pages an introduction to the subject which makes reference to almost everything. The important names are all there: Piaget, Vygotsky, Bruner and so on. There is reference to sustained shared thinking, scaffolding…
O Lord. You have searched me and you known me! You know when I sit down; and when I rise up. You discern my thoughts from afar. You search out my path and my lying down and are acquainted with all my ways. Psalm 139: 1-3 In Psalm 139 we find a beautiful description of the Father’s detailed knowledge of…
Monitoring well-being and involvement by Rev Peter Michell In the UK the most immediate association made with assessment is the Early Years Foundation Stage and the ‘outcomes’. We also think of endless laborious record keeping. This first association has to be called into question because it is not the only kind of assessment and it is not the most important either. If…