Bristol Early Years Research promotes and supports a research engaged approach to professional practice in early years.  In collaboration with other professionals, ‘researchful’ practice can drive settings improvement and have a positive effect on learning outcomes.

We encourage practitioners to identify specific needs in their setting, a particular interest or professional curiosity as a starting point for their research project.

Opportunities may be self-driven or inspired by current projects within Bristol and beyond.

Read more about how to start your research project or look for inspiration on possible research leads.  There are sometimes funding opportunities available to support your research.  If you have heard of a possible source of funding that you feel might be useful to other professionals, please get in touch so we can share these on this website.


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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