December 3, 2019

On 29th November 2019 the National Children's Bureau released an open letter to the political party leaders which is supported by SEFDEY and 146 other children's charities and organisations:


As leaders of charities and organisations working with vulnerable children ac...

December 10, 2018

Tutors are encouraged to submit any assignments that they feel are outstanding examples of their student’s work.

There is no charge for submission, but a small cash prize will be awarded to successful students and winning students will be invited to attend the National Conference (reasonable travel expenses will be paid) to present their work. 

Further deta...

December 10, 2018

Cultural Diversity and Inclusion in Early Years Education reveals how cultural diversity can be celebrated in every early years setting. Acknowledging the impact of culture on a child’s development and identity, the book demonstrates the need for practitioners to appreciate cultural difference, value diversity and ensure inclusive practices.

Alongside comp...

December 10, 2018

Developmental Dyslexia from Birth to Eight takes a fresh approach to a condition which is often poorly understood and unjustly stigmatised. Illuminating the latest neurological advances in the field, this book will empower educational professionals to play a decisive role in supporting and encouraging children with dyslexia.

With an overarching focus on th...

December 10, 2018

This accessible book written by the current SEFDEY administrator, focuses on the emotional needs, experiences and development of young children, exploring the role of the practitioner in ensuring that each and every child feels loved, supported and safe; able to develop secure attachments and flourish in the first five years and beyond. 

Drawing upon neur...

December 10, 2018

This book written by two SEDFEY members explores learning in the early years and emphasises the importance of learning in social contexts, through the senses and within close relationships. It moves away from the focus on ‘learning’ as the acquisition of knowledge, and instead emphasises the importance of personal, social and emotional development in earl...

December 4, 2018

A selection of photos from the 2018 SEFDEY conference

June 25, 2016

2016 saw the publication of The Early Years Handbook for Students and Practitioners, this was edited by Lyn Trodd, a previous Chair of SEFDEY, and has a team of expert contributors, all familiar with the requirements of levels 4 and 5 (Foundation Degrees) in Early Childhood and related courses.
This is a “comprehensive and accessible course text” and cove...

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