The Early Years Staffroom has been created by experts with a shared pedagogy. We believe play provides exciting opportunities for children to acquire the characteristics to be effective learners in the future and provides the best foundations. Teaching works best when it is purposeful and practical. We know children need to be independent, takes risks and work things out for themselves and we want them to develop their collaborative and higher order thinking skills so that they can reach their full potential.
We know that teacher’s vary in their teaching style in the same way children vary in their learning style. There are many approaches to Early Years; some teachers like to follow children’s interests with no forward planning; many use the ‘planning in the moment’ approach to Early Years. Other teachers prefer to use ‘objective led planning’, while others use a mix of adult and child led activities while following children’s interests. Whichever way you teach, we have the plans ready for you.
Whichever your Teaching style, whatever your philosophy, you will be able to find resources on the website to help you save time and reflect on your practice.
Our aim is to help other teachers and practitioners to create learners who develop a lifelong passion and motivation for learning.
Our mission is to create exciting, out of the ordinary practical planning which is play based, includes independent activities with continuous provision and time for play as much as possible from Nursery up to Year 6.
We provide everything you need to work in Early Years; training, resources and planning based around play, purposeful learning and having fun where children can develop the characteristics of effective learning.
Early Years is a specialist area, therefore, it needs people with specialist knowledge of Early Years and expertise to lead development, have a look at our team to see the various backgrounds that have come together to create our planning.
The Early Year’s Staffroom was founded in 2013 by Katherine Houghton. At the time Katherine had struggled to link with likeminded Teachers with a passion and understanding of Early Years, she wanted to reach out to others who shared her passion for play and were open minded about how we should teach in Early Years. She set about creating this special community which has helped so many others working in the sector. The Early Years Staffroom is a virtual staffroom for anyone working in the magical Early Years.