National Research

Examples of research happening throughout the UK

Pretend play and the cultural foundations of mathematics

Researcher(s):  Worthington, M. and Van Oers, B. Setting(s): Redcliffe Nursery School and Children’s Centre Status: TBC Worthington, M. and Van Oers, B. (2016) Pretend play and the cultural foundations of mathematics. European Early Childhood Research Association...

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A Long Term View of Early Education

Researcher(s): SEED Institution: Status: Ongoing SEED: helping the DfE understand the impact of early education The Department for Education has commissioned the Study of Early Education and Development (SEED). It is updating the evidence from EPPSE (Effective...

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Education Endowment Fund: 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...

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Back, J. and Joubert, M. Early Mathematics

Researcher(s): Back, J. and Joubert, M. Institution: University of Plymouth and University of Bristol Status: Findings Published Back, J. and Joubert, M. (2009) Reflecting on practice in early years’ settings: developing teachers’ understandings of children’s early...

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Carruthers, E. and Worthington. M. Early Mathematics

Researcher(s): Carruthers, E. and Worthington. M. Institution: Status: Findings published Carruthers, E. and Worthington. M. (2009) An early years CPD initiative for mathematics: the power of ‘grassroots’ learning. Proceedings of the British Society for Research into...

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NFER: Narrowing the Gap

Researcher(s): Springate, I., Atkinson, M., Straw, S., Lamont, E. and Grayson, H. Institution/Organisation: NFER Status: Findings published Springate, I., Atkinson, M., Straw, S., Lamont, E. and Grayson, H. (2008).  Narrowing the gap in outcomes: Early Years (0-5)....

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