About Kathy Brodie

Kathy Brodie is the founder of Early Years TV and the Early Years Summit.

Kathy holds a Masters in Early Childhood Education from the University of Sheffield, a Diploma in Teaching Lifelong Learners (DTLLS) from Stockport College, and achieved her Early Years Professional status at Liverpool Hope University. Her first degree was from Manchester Metropolitan University.

She began her Early Years career as a parent helper in nursery, then trained as a SENCO before gaining becoming one of the first people in the UK to gain Early Years Professional status. She later went on to lecture at the University of Chester and Stockport College before setting up her own online training business.

She is the author of multiple published books on Early Years Childcare and Child Development, including:

Kathy’s goal through Early Years TV and the Early Years Summit is to bring Early Years Professionals the very best strategies, tips and techniques to improve and inspire their practice and better support the children in their care.

Her mission is to bring high-quality information and training to Early Years Practitioners and Educators around the world and to make it either free or easily affordable for all.

Kathy’s Articles on Early Years TV:

Understanding Self-Regulation in Early Childhood Self-regulation is a crucial skill for young children, underpinning their ability to learn, form relationships, and navigate the world around them. As early years practitioners, it’s essential we grasp what self-regulation means and how it develops. What is Self-Regulation? Self-regulation is all about managing emotions, thoughts, and behaviours. It’s the…

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Understanding Early Learning Goals: An EYFS Perspective for Early Years Practitioners Introduction Early Learning Goals (ELGs) are cornerstone elements of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) framework. They guide practice, shape outcomes, and influence children’s early development. When implemented effectively, Early Learning Goals boost child development significantly. For example a 2021 study by the Education…

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Discover Carlina Rinaldi’s innovative approach to early childhood education. Explore key concepts, practical applications, and ongoing influence in this comprehensive guide.

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Explore Vivian Gussin Paley’s revolutionary ideas on storytelling and play in early education. Practical insights for educators and students. Transform your practice.

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Discover Gunilla Dahlberg’s revolutionary ideas in early childhood education. Learn how her theories can transform your practice and enhance children’s learning.

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Discover the transformative power of Lilian Katz’s ideas in early childhood education. Practical insights and strategies for educators and students.

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Discover how Urie Bronfenbrenner’s Ecological Systems Theory can transform your Early Years practice. Insights & strategies for nurturing children’s development

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Discover the revolutionary ideas of Friedrich Froebel and transform your early years practice with this comprehensive guide for professionals and students.

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Discover Loris Malaguzzi’s revolutionary approach to early childhood education. Transform your practice and inspire children’s learning with this comprehensive guide.

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A Comprehensive Guide for Early Years Professionals and Students Erik Erikson created the theory of psychosocial development, which is part of the field of developmental psychology. The theory comprises eight stages that span the entire human lifespan, from infancy to late adulthood. Each stage is related to a specific psychosocial crisis or conflict that the…

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A Comprehensive Guide for Early Years Professionals and Students Maria Montessori, an Italian physician and educator, created the Montessori Method in the early 20th century. The method is based on her scientific observations of children’s learning processes and development, and has since become a widely recognised and respected approach to early childhood education. The Montessori…

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A Comprehensive Guide for Early Years Professionals and Students Lev Vygotsky, a pioneering Russian psychologist who lived during the early 20th century, developed the Sociocultural Theory of Cognitive Development. This influential theory emphasises the crucial role of social interaction and cultural context in shaping children’s cognitive growth. Vygotsky’s theory revolves around two key concepts: The…

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Discover Jean Piaget’s revolutionary ideas on child development and learning. Gain practical insights to enhance your early years practice in this comprehensive guide.

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Unlock the language of child development with the most comprehensive and up-to-date early years glossary of terms related to early childhood education. This powerful resource is designed to help educators, parents, caregivers, and anyone passionate about nurturing young minds gain a deeper understanding of the fundamental concepts and vocabulary used in this critically important field.…

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Discover the 7 areas of learning in the EYFS and how to apply them in practice. Enhance your skills as an early years professional or student with this comprehensive guide.

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