Current Projects

There are a wide range of research projects underway in early years settings across Bristol.  We have categorised these projects very broady and details of these are included below.

Settings Based Research

Through practitioner research and enquiry, aspects of early years pedagogy are being investigated.  Current areas of interest include early mathematics and boys.  You will be able to find details of the latest research here.

National Research

We are closely following research projects underway throughout the UK.  These are available to view here.  If you are aware of an early years project you would like to share on this website, please email us.

International Research

We are committed to learning internationally and would like to share research findings with examples of innovative early years practice from around the world.  Read more here.

If you are aware of an internationally focussed early years research project and would like to share details of the research on this website, please get in touch with us.

Reggio Emilia

The Reggio Emilia Approach is an educational philosophy based on the image of the child, and of human beings, as possessing strong potentials for development and who learns and grows within relationships with others.

This global educational project has inspired other schools all over the world, and is based on a number of distinctive characteristics: the participation of families, the involvement of all the personnel, the importance of the educational environment,  and the pedagogical coordinating team.

Read more on the Reggio Emilia website.

EECERA Annual Conference

The EECERA Annual Conference is the largest and most significant early years’ research conference in Europe, regularly attracting more than 600 researcher delegates from all over the world.


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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