The EEF Early Years Toolkit

Researcher(s): Various

Institution: The Education Endowment Fund (EEF)

Status: Ongoing

The Education Endowment Fund (EEF) have launched an Early Years Toolkit, assessing the effectiveness and cost of different learning strategies.

The Early Years Toolkit is a summary of educational research, providing guidance for early years professionals on how to use their resources to improve the learning of disadvantaged children. The Toolkit covers 12 approaches, each summarised in terms of their average impact on learning, the strength of the evidence supporting them and their cost. It is a live resource that will be extended and updated on a regular basis as new summaries are completed and as findings from EEF-funded projects and other high-quality research become available.

Like the Teaching and Learning Toolkit, the Early Years Toolkit aims to support early years professionals and providers to make informed choices and adopt a more evidence-informed approach. The evidence it contains is intended as a supplement to, rather than a substitute for, professional judgement, and provides no guaranteed solutions or quick fixes.

You can view the toolkit on the EEF website