About us

Welcome to Keeping Early Years Unique.  This is our official website!

 

People often ask me: "What is Keeping Early Years Unique?" The answer is simple.  It is a fantastic group of like minded folk and our very own not-so-little Early Years haven!  

 

Before I go any further I must stress that KEYU (Keeping Early Years Unique) is NOT an approach- it's not a set way of working. It's a community and haven for like minded practitioners on a journey to put the child firmly back at the centre of all we do.  

 

Our facebook page is a forum where members have a shared belief that the child leads the way and it's the role of the adult to make sure that they have the best start possible and the firmest foundations for life.

 

KEYU is about research, theory and practice. It's about following the pathways of our Early Years founding mothers and fathers: Froebel, Steiner, Montessori, McMillan, Isaacs,  the Reggio Emilia and Te Whariki approaches et al and their modern day contemporaries: Tina Bruce, Lilian Katz, Janet Moyles, Margaret Edgington, Chris Athey, Julie Fisher, Ferre Laevers et al.  

 

 

Keeping Early Years Unique is..

 

...all about promoting play, developmentally appropriate practice and the very best start for the children in our care.

 

...a community for like-minded people who share a passion for play based, child centred learning; where children learn through enabling physical and emotional environments and positive relationships.

 

 

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