Skills, knowledge & improving practice
The current coronavirus pandemic has motivated me to create this website NOW so that a newly created guide can be freely accessed and shared with parents by you. The guide has been especially written to promote learning and development at home during these unprecedented times.
A poster version of the Supporting Families During the Coronavirus Pandemic. The guide has been especially designed to promote learning and development at home during these unprecedented times.
Play & Learning Poster
Personal, Social & Emotional Development Poster
Physical Development Poster
Communication & Language Poster
Understanding the World Poster
Expressive Arts & Design Poster
Individual posters of the Supporting Families During the Coronavirus Pandemic aimed at specific areas of learning/ activities.
SKIP for Early Years Educators has been a long time in the planning stage. My name is Debra Laxton and I am passionate about early years, having worked in various guises within the sector for over 30 years. I currently work as Senior Lecturer/ Early Childhood Lead at the University of Chichester and I am about to embark on my own PhD learning journey.
My mission is to empower early years educators to develop Skills and Knowledge and Improve Practice (SKIP). This website intends to provide useful resources and tips to engage you as early years educators. I want you to be interested in the information provided so that you are motivated to; share and discuss topics with colleagues, be reflective educators who consider and evaluate current provision, personal and setting practices, develop your own professionalism and become a change agent within your setting and beyond.
The impact of school closures: why reception year is so crucial to a child’s development
Debra Laxton & Sarah Younie
Translational research in action: The use of technology to disseminate information to parents during the COVID-19 pandemic
Debra Laxton, Linda Cooper & Sarah Younie
Translational research to support early childhood education in crisis settings: a case study of collaborative working with Rohingya refugees in Cox’s Bazar
Debra Laxton, Linda Cooper, Purna Shrestha & Sarah Younie
My COVID-19 Ivory Tower: An uncomfortable place to be