I am often asked: "What is Keeping Early Years Unique?"
Keeping Early Years Unique (KEYU for short) was born
almost 3 years ago. It was a Facebook page I started as a haven for people working in early education. I was becoming aware of pressure in the early years sector, not just on the adults
working there, but the children too and their families. I was often finding myself feeling isolated in the world of social media, defending childrens right to play and develop at their own
rate. I was beginning to feel maybe I was alone in my views. I founded KEYU and it quickly became clear that I most definitely was not.
The group quickly grew and today has almost 40k members from around the world. However something
amazing has happened. Something I could never predicted that day in March 2015 as I stood in my kitchen adding my first friend, Leah Morris, to the group and contemplating what I should
call this group. Keeping Early Years Unique has evolved from an Early Years facebook page into a movement. It it is a movement, bringing together and empowering early years advocates from around
the world, promoting practice with children and their development at its core.
Elaine Bennett KEYU
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