Who we are
Early Education provides support, training, advice and information on best practice for all those concerned with the education and care of young children from birth to eight.
Early Education was founded in 1923. Over ninety years later we continue to remain committed to supporting families and the professional development of all those working in early childhood education to ensure effective early childhood education experiences of the highest quality for all children across the United Kingdom.
Today, there is an increasing awareness that the earliest years of a child’s life are the foundation for future life chances and achievement. A secure, safe and happy childhood is important in its own right, and provides the foundation for children to make the most of their abilities and talents as they grow up.Through our work, we support both strategically and practically, more than 7,000 individuals working across early childhood education each year.
We endeavour to effect change and respond rapidly to the changes in the early childhood education policy and practice landscape through consultation, campaigning and dialogue with policy makers as well as practically through projects, publications and resources, training and professional development and information and advice.