Hello and welcome to Keeping Early Years Unique

Welcome! You have found us! We are Keeping Early Years Unique, a 48,000+ strong grass roots movement of Early Years Advocates. Sounds like your sort of thing? Well come on in, you've found your tribe! 


Elaine Bennett, KEYU Founder and EYs teacher

Latest news: Check out the #KEYUreview into teaching in Reception in 2021. 

1000 teachers. 1000 voices. It is long past time we were heard. Read the review here: The KEYU review

Download your Twitter #EYFSrebels poster here.
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Download your KEYU #EYFSrebels poster here.
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Get involved in our #RightFromTheStart #RevokeEYsReforms today!

NEW: Voices from the Foundations: Life in the Early Years.

A brand new feature: People working on the ground, in the real world of Early Years share their stories, experiences, the highs and lows.  Read it, get involved. Tell your story. 

Bold Beginnings; Our Open Letter

On 30th November 2017, OFSTED published “Bold beginnings: The Reception curriculum in a sample of good and outstanding primary schools”. In response to the concern of the early sectors in response to this report,  “Keeping Early Years Unique” coordinated this open letter. 

The KEYU blog

Read our KEYU blog!

Welcome to KEYU!

What is KEYU all about?  Come and meet Elaine Bennett, founder of this grass roots movement!


Keeping Early Years Unique is all about standing together to make a change.  We are part of the Early Years coalition..that means our 46,000 members are too!

Meet the team

Through the power of KEYU, a group of experienced and knowledgable Early Years trainers and practitioners have come together to share the voice of KEYU far and wide in their own work, in their writing and by coming together at national (and international events).


Early Childhood Forum

KEYU is proud to be a member of the Early Childhood Forum. Check out the latest updates from our very own Kathryn Solly!

Our campaigns          

Whether its Bold Beginnings, the EYFS reforms or Baseline testing- Keeping Early Years Unique continues to stand up, be brave, be bold and ask the questions that need to be asked

KEYU Guest blog

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KEYU events

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