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 Founder 

 

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