Research Hubs provide opportunities for practitioner reflection, creativity and innovation. Working collaboratively, practitioners explore an area of interest, guided by a research question and supported by a research mentor. Findings are documented to inform decisions about provision and how to improve learning experiences and outcomes for children and families.
Research is also categorised by whether it is based in an Early Years setting, or is a nationally available publication. Use the links below to read more.
We will be sharing a wide range of case studies of research happening in Bristol Early Years settings. From settings based research, through to PhD theses, we hope that you will find inspiration on these pages for your own research project.
“This is insider’s research. It is about all Early Years’ settings having opportunities to take the initiative to think of what they want to find out, not just today but as a continuous way of innovation and self-improvement.”
Elizabeth Carruthers, Head, Redcliffe Nursery School and Children’s Centre.
Researcher(s): Millie Colwey Setting: Millie's Garden: Early Childhood Care & Education Outdoors Status: Colwey, M. (2017) Autonomy with Food: How the social, emotional and physical environment may promote wellbeing during mealtimes. Millie Colwey has...read more
We are building a bank of resources to support your early years research project. Links to suggested further reading in each of the key research hubs can be found below. Or contact us and let us know how we can make this website more relevant to you and your practice.
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