Early Years TV Episodes

This is a list of all the Early Years TV Episodes. Scroll down to see the episodes organised by category.

You can watch the latest episode free, or join Early Years TV Premium to get access to all the videos we produce now and in the future  (plus get a Professional Development certificate for each video you watch).

Latest Episodes...

Premium Bonus: Louise Mercieca on Immunity
In this interview, we discuss foods and recipes that can help to build up children's immunity. There are also pdfs[...]
Helen Armstrong on respectful, calm mealtimes for babies and toddlers
Helen Armstrong is an infant and toddler specialist and fully qualified, registered early childhood teacher and offers knowledge from 12[...]
Premium Bonus: Forest School Webinar with Katy Harris
Katy Harris, of Katylous, is hosting a Forest School and Outdoor Play zoom seminar on Thursday 3rd December at 7[...]
Nigel Clarke on Dadvengers
In this interview, we discuss the role of The Baby Club, the Dadvengers initiative, including the brilliant Instagram Live; how[...]
Premium Bonus: Louise Mercieca on World Children’s Day
In this video, Louise explains how we can every day we can shape and influence children's food choices, health and[...]
Dorothy Marlen on the Pikler Approach
In this interview, Dorothy explains what the Pikler approach is, what we can learn from it and why it is[...]

Starting Friday 4th December ...

Friday 4th December 2020

Nuzhat Abbas on Cultural identity through story and song

Nuzhat Abbas is a singer, writer and narrator of many books for both children and adults. S

In this interview, we discuss how Nuzhat used lockdown to support families through the PEEP programme, including reaching parents who wouldn't normally come to the live sessions! Nuzhat also explains the results of two research projects: Time to Play and Music Moves.

https://www.peeple.org.uk/punjabi-urdu-cd

Watch the livestream on Facebook on Friday 4th December here.

Coming Soon...

Friday 11th December 2020

Maureen Phillip on multi-sensory storytelling

Friday 18th December 2020

Bev Bacon and Kelly Hill on Executive Function: child development and leadership

Friday 25th December 2020 and Friday 1st January 2021

Susan Taylor on Preparing for a multidisciplinary meeting *Masterclass*

Future Episodes Include...

Kierna Corr on Getting enthusiastic about Outdoor Play

Karen Wilding on Super Subitising in Early Years Maths

Alice Sharp on Empowering Parents

Episodes by Category

Core Practice - Food, health, nutrition, sleep, medicines and other core areas vital to all practitioners.

Helen Armstrong on respectful, calm mealtimes for babies and toddlers
Helen Armstrong is an infant and toddler specialist and fully qualified, registered early childhood teacher and offers knowledge from 12[...]
Dr Lakeisha Johnson on Maya’s Book Nook and diversity in books
In this interview, we discuss her website dedicated to diverse books, Maya’s Book Nook, and some of Dr Johnson's favourite[...]
Rae Pica on What if we taught the way children learn?
In this interview, we discuss how we  “accidentally dampen creativity” in young children and how early childhood educators and practitioners[...]
Clare Devlin on Observation, Assessment and Planning
In this Masterclass interview, we discuss the 'What, So What and Now What' of observation, assessment and planning; what observations[...]
Rachel Buckler on Identify, Help and Protect children in our care
In this interview, Rachel and I discuss how we use processes that identify need, help and protect young children in[...]
Kate Shelley on the Emotional Support of Storytelling
In this interview, Kate Shelley and I discuss how narrative or storytelling helps to support children's wellbeing; how this can[...]
Di Chilvers on Observations and the Development Map
In this interview we discuss why observations are so important for practitioners, for children and understanding what you are watching;[...]
Sue Hartley and Katie Brennan on Yoga and Mindfulness for children
In this interview, we discuss KIND (Keep it simple, Individuality, Nurture and Develop; how you can do yoga at home[...]
Alison Featherbe on the Positive Impact of Change
In this interview, we discuss some of the changes in the Early Years sector over recent months - the anxiety[...]
Anni McTavish on Treasure Baskets and Heuristic Play
In this interview, we first discuss treasure baskets - their benefits, the adult's role and what objects to include. We[...]
Sarah Seaman on Muddy Puddle Teaching
In this interview, Sarah explains the rationale behind the Muddy Puddle Teacher Approach; practical applications; how to meet the curriculum[...]
Dr Sally Smith and Helen Stroudley on Play and Learn with your baby
In this interview Dr Sally Smith, Helen Stroudley and Kathy Brodie discuss the CBeebies show The Baby Club; activities with[...]
Kerry Payne on Special Educational Needs: supporting children and their families
In this interview, Kerry Payne and I discuss what is meant by Special Educational Needs, the 4 broad areas of[...]
Louise Mercieca on Cooking with Children
In this interview, we discuss some easy recipes to make with children; how to discuss nutrition with children; sugar, brain[...]
Nathan Wallis on Social and Emotional Development in the first 1000 Days
In this interview, Nathan explains the critical importance of the first 1,000 days of a child's life; the benefits of[...]
Princess Aspien/Chloe Hayden on Autism Awareness
In this interview, Chloe and I discuss stimming, sensory overload, what school may feel like to a person who has[...]
Sarah Parkin on Nannies and Nanny Agencies
Sarah is chair of the Association of Nanny Agencies, ANA. ANA was founded to raise standards of work practice and[...]
Gabby Millgate on Chickens in Early Years settings
In this interview, Gabby explains how to set up ready for chickens, the best type of chickens to get, how[...]
Michael Rosen on Play Well
Michael Rosen, who needs little introduction, but you may know him as the author of stories such as We’re Going[...]
Jo Frisby on Animals in the Early Years
Joanne Frisby AKA Jungle Jo, who does live exotic animal birthday parties and educational displays for residential homes, people with[...]
Dr Louise Mansell on Emotional Resilience and Emotional Regulation
Dr Louise Mansell is a Chartered Clinical Psychologist at ‘Beyond Psychology’. In this episode, she discusses emotional regulation and what[...]
Dr Andrew King on Science and Engineering in the Early Years
Dr Andrew King is an engineer and author of the ‘Engibears’ who really enjoys his family life, his work and[...]
Tina Stubbs on Teaching Healthy Habits to Young Children
Tina Stubbs is the creator of Life’s Little Bugs - a unique and fun award-winning series of books that will[...]
Polly Ives on Concert Music for Young Children
Polly is a freelance concert presenter, workshop leader, trainer, cellist and teacher, based in Sheffield and working across the UK,[...]
Ruth Simmons on Versatile Play and Kitcamp
Ruth Simmons has been teaching for 17 years, and has been teaching in the Early Years for the last 6[...]
Louise Mercieca on Fun Ideas for Healthy Food
Louise Mercieca, host of EYTV’s Food Channel, is a personal trainer, which naturally led her to an interest in food[...]
Marie McKittrick on Medicines in Early Years Settings
Marie McKittrick is currently a trainer for the Early Years Hub.
Ivana Beckett on Holistic Physical Development
Ivana Beckett is the manager at St Vincent’s Nursery, Altrincham.
Dean Horridge on Healthy and Active for Life
Dean Horridge and his team at Fit for Sport have been providing school, family and community programmes for over twenty-seven[...]
Carmen Powell on Books to support diversity in a setting
Carmen was born in Australia and brought up in Malta, moving to the UK in 1985 and is an award-winning[...]
Kathryn Albany-Ward on Colour-Blindness or Colour Vision Deficiency
Kathryn Albany-Ward established the CIC company Colour Blind Awareness after she discovered that her son was colour blind.
Ali McClure on Pedagogy, The Curriculum and Continuous Provision, Getting to Grips with Great Early Years Practice
Ali McClure is well known for her work on boys but more recently her focus is on how to bring[...]
Sue Newman and Harriet Thomas on the role of music in community learning and cohesion with BoogieMites
Sue Newman and Harriet Thomas of Boogie Mites. Boogie Mites offers Early Years families, practitioners and the wider community the[...]
Cindy Davenport on Toddlers and Sleep
Cindy Davenport is the Founding Director of Safe Sleep Space, based in Victoria, Australia. She is a registered midwife, IBCLC[...]
Pete Moorhouse on Setting Up Your Woodworking Area
Pete Moorhouse is the author of ‘Learning Through Woodwork: Introducing creative woodwork into the early years’ and is passionate about[...]
Greg Bottrill on Can I Go and Play Now?
Greg Bottrill is the author of ‘Can I go and play now? Rethinking the Early Years’.
Glenn Denny on Storytelling
Glenn Denny has been in childcare for over 20 years, mainly working in Scotland. He says that, despite the ever-changing[...]
Vanessa Gilliam on Experiencing Natural Environments
Vanessa Gilliam is an experienced and inspirational early years practitioner who specializes in providing babies and toddlers with unique natural[...]
Rebecca Maddix on Potty Training
Rebecca Maddix. With over 14 years experience within the childcare industry and a BA Hons degree in early years, Rebecca[...]
Rae Pica on Avoiding Behaviour Challenges in the Early Childhood Classroom
Rae Pica has been an education consultant, specializing in the development and education of the whole child, since 1980. She[...]
Louise Mercieca’s Summer Menu
Louise Mercieca is the host of the brand new resource for practitioners, educators, parents and grandparents - Early Years TV[...]
Ann Thompson on being Naturally Creative
Ann Thompson is an early years consultant who inspires settings to develop outstanding outdoor learning environments and practice. She has[...]
Cindy Davenport on Young Children’s Sleep and Settling
Cindy Davenport is the Founding Director of Safe Sleep Space, based in Victoria, Australia.
Thor Stibor on Timbernook, San Diego
Thor Stibor runs a Timbernook in San Diego, California. A husband and father of one, Thor is an outdoors adventurist[...]
Nicki Farrell on Wildlings Forest School
Nicki Farrell was raised on a farm in remote South Australia, Nicki's passions and expertise lie in outdoor recreation, educating[...]
Rachel Macbeth-Webb on Beatle Woods
Rachel Macbeth-Webb is founder of the Award Winning nursery that is totally outdoors – in the UK – Beatle Woods.
Ursula Krystek-Walton on neuroscience in the Early Years
Ursula Krystek-Walton . Ursula has been in the Early Years industry for over 20 years. She is the Head of[...]
Bridgit Brown on Award Winning Childminding
Bridgit Brown has built up her childminding business, based in Worthing, West Sussex, over the last 3 years, drawing on[...]
Jo Fitzgerald on Resilience
Jo Fitzgerald is an experienced teacher, mum, blogger, author, and parent advisor, with many articles published in the media. She[...]
Wendy Duncan on Kamishibai and storytelling
Wendy Duncan and storytelling. Wendy was working as an English instructor on the beautiful island of Okinawa that Wendy first[...]
Deb Blakley on Food, Body Peace and Children
Deb Blakley is an accredited, practising Dietitian and mum, who is passionate about kids learning to love food from birth[...]
Nicola Lathey on Speech and Language
Nicola Lathey is one of the top Speech and Language Therapists in the UK. She is the author of the[...]
Kate Moxley on Practitioner’s Mental Health and Wellbeing
Kate Moxley has worked within the Early Years sector for over two decades and has both an Early Childhood Studies[...]
Beth Thomas on Transitions
Beth Thomas is a 30-something Mum of two boys who has spent most of her life dreaming about the things[...]
Louise Mercieca on Healthy Eating ideas for children
In this interview, we discuss her book 'How Food Shapes Your Child'; healthy, nutritious and fun meal ideas; engaging parents[...]
Nikky Smedley and Puppet Sam on puppeteering
Nikky Smedley has been creating and performing work for children for four decades. She works as an education consultant offering[...]
Elizabeth Jarman on Communication Friendly Spaces
Elizabeth Jarman is an international, leading expert on learning environments, the creator of Communication Friendly Spaces and an award-winning author.
Deborah Stewart on play based activities and environments
Deborah Stewart is passionate about children learning through play and has been in the field of early childhood education for[...]
Dr Eric Rasmussen on music for babies and young children
Dr. Eric Rasmussen chairs the Peabody Preparatory’s Early Childhood Music Department and is a music specialist at two Hopkins-affiliated early[...]
Lisa Brett on listening to young children and RAMPS
Lisa is the creator of the SeeMe.HearMe.KnowMe. tools, which are aimed at supporting practitioners in their listening practice and is[...]
Gwyn McCormack on strategies for supporting children with vision impairment
Gwyn McCormack is a Qualified Teacher of Vision Impairments, has spent many years as a teacher, first in mainstream secondary[...]
Kate Shelley on Tales Toolkit
Kate has worked in early years across Primary Schools, Nursery Schools and Children’s Centres. She is super passionate about children[...]
Penny Tassoni MBE on Understanding Children’s Behaviour
Penny Tassoni MBE is an education consultant, author, keynote speaker and trainer who specialises in the whole spectrum of learning[...]
Helen Battelley on Music and Movement and Diwali
Helen is an internationally renowned consultant, trainer and speaker in Physical Development/movement in Early Education who has been working as[...]
Stacey Kelly – Belief systems and Gratitude Movement
Stacey is a former teacher, a parent to 2 beautiful children & the Founder of Early Years Story Box.
Debbie Garvey on Children’s Wellbeing
In this video, Debbie Garvey talks specifically about the importance of listening to young children. Debbie has a background as[...]
Alice Sharp on making ordinary activities extraordinary
Alice Sharp is a trained primary school teacher who is passionate about doing the best for children. She loves her[...]
Dr Carolyn Blackburn on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder
Dr Carolyn Blackburn has worked in childcare and education for nearly 20 years and has established a reputation for supporting[...]
Mary Medlicott on Story-telling and story reading
In this interview, we discuss the practicalities of storytelling, how to prepare a session, advice for making sure it's engaging[...]
Sandi Phoenix and the Fun Cup
Sandi Phoenix of Phoenix Support for Educators talks about the Fun Cup in this week’s episode on Early Years TV.
Wendy Baker on nurturing relationships
Wendy is an Early Years consultant and trainer, who works with early years settings, pre-schools, playgroups, children centres and colleges.
Sonia Mainstone-Cotton on both practitioner’s well-being and listening to young children
In this episode, Sonia discusses how practitioners can effectively support their own wellbeing, using a number of methods. She also[...]
Dr Lala Manners on physical development and language development
The focus in this video is on the links between two critical areas of children's learning and development: physical development and[...]
Joss Cambridge-Simmons’s top tips for children in a city and being a Manny
Joss Cambridge-Simmons gives top tips for taking children out and about in a big city, including the procedure needed when[...]
Rachel Buckler on the Role of the Safeguarding/Child Protection Lead
In this interview, Rachel Buckler explains the crucial role of the Safeguarding/Child Protection Lead in an Early Years setting.
Andy Mitchell’s Top Tips for Reception (Kindergarten) Teachers
Andy Mitchell is someone who I originally interviewed for the Men in Childcare podcasts, back in November 2014. I was[...]
Kate Young on Safeguarding
Kate Young is a safeguarding consultant and child protection lawyer. She is the founder of the Safeguarding Association, which is[...]
Christopher Phoenix on Well-Being for Practitioners
Christopher is the Wellbeing specialist for Phoenix Support for Educators (PSFE), as well as the company’s Business Development Manager. In[...]
Sir Michael Marmot on Health Inequalities and their Implication for Early Childhood
In this interview, world-leading expert on health inequalities Sir Michael Marmot discusses the effects of adverse childhood experiences on long-term[...]

Intermediate Practice - Books, literature, storytelling, physical development, Personal, Social and Emotional Development (PSED), Speech and language and other more in-depth topics.

Helen Armstrong on respectful, calm mealtimes for babies and toddlers
Helen Armstrong is an infant and toddler specialist and fully qualified, registered early childhood teacher and offers knowledge from 12[...]
Dorothy Marlen on the Pikler Approach
In this interview, Dorothy explains what the Pikler approach is, what we can learn from it and why it is[...]
Sue Asquith on Self-regulation
In this interview, Sue explains what we mean by self-regulation; how we can foster a sense of belonging in an[...]
Penny Tassoni MBE on Self-efficacy
Penny Tassoni MBE is a well-known education consultant, author and trainer who specialises in the whole spectrum of learning and play[...]
Professor Julie Fisher on Moving On: Transition to Year One
In this interview, we discuss why transitions are still a critical part of children's educational lives; the importance of a[...]
Di Chilvers on Observations and the Development Map
In this interview we discuss why observations are so important for practitioners, for children and understanding what you are watching;[...]
Ali McClure on Brilliant Behaviour
In this interview, we discuss strategies to support emotional wellbeing and meet those needs of children who are communicating through[...]
Tamsin Grimmer on A Loving Pedagogy
In the interview, Tamsin explains the links between Professional Love and a loving pedagogy; Chapman and Campbell’s ‘love languages’; the[...]
Kerry Payne on Special Educational Needs: supporting children and their families
In this interview, Kerry Payne and I discuss what is meant by Special Educational Needs, the 4 broad areas of[...]
Nathan Wallis on Social and Emotional Development in the first 1000 Days
In this interview, Nathan explains the critical importance of the first 1,000 days of a child's life; the benefits of[...]
Dr Christina MacRae on Investigating sensory-motor learning in two-year olds
In this interview, we discuss sensory-motor learning in two-year-olds, Froebel, slow-motion video as a research tool and parents as co-researchers. 
Lea Bamford on Supporting Children with Autism
In this interview, Lea discusses children with autism and how their behaviour communicates a need, sensory processing, self-regulation, stimming behaviours,[...]
Gabby Millgate on Chickens in Early Years settings
In this interview, Gabby explains how to set up ready for chickens, the best type of chickens to get, how[...]
Kathryn Solly on Scientific Exploration
In this interview, Kathryn explains how important scientific language is, but how it must be relevant (and correct); the types[...]
Mine Conkbayir on Neuroscience for Early Years practice
Mine Conkbayir discusses epigenetics, responses to stressors (our own and the children's), the 5 domains of self-regulation and the role[...]
Michael Rosen on Play Well
Michael Rosen, who needs little introduction, but you may know him as the author of stories such as We’re Going[...]
Kala Williams on Culturally Diverse Literature for Children
Kala Williams has been in education for over 15 years as a tutor, project manager, secondary and finally primary teacher[...]
Tina Stubbs on Teaching Healthy Habits to Young Children
Tina Stubbs is the creator of Life’s Little Bugs - a unique and fun award-winning series of books that will[...]
Ruth Simmons on Versatile Play and Kitcamp
Ruth Simmons has been teaching for 17 years, and has been teaching in the Early Years for the last 6[...]
Ivana Beckett on Holistic Physical Development
Ivana Beckett is the manager at St Vincent’s Nursery, Altrincham.
Richard O’Neill – Master Storyteller
Richard is also the author of a number of children's books, and award-winning plays for adult audiences, a number of[...]
Dean Horridge on Healthy and Active for Life
Dean Horridge and his team at Fit for Sport have been providing school, family and community programmes for over twenty-seven[...]
Carmen Powell on Books to support diversity in a setting
Carmen was born in Australia and brought up in Malta, moving to the UK in 1985 and is an award-winning[...]
Jo Wilson on the Aquatic Classroom
Jo Wilson is the founder of Aqua Sensory, who has created a unique program, which provides a rich mixture of[...]
Kathryn Albany-Ward on Colour-Blindness or Colour Vision Deficiency
Kathryn Albany-Ward established the CIC company Colour Blind Awareness after she discovered that her son was colour blind.
Sue Newman and Harriet Thomas on the role of music in community learning and cohesion with BoogieMites
Sue Newman and Harriet Thomas of Boogie Mites. Boogie Mites offers Early Years families, practitioners and the wider community the[...]
Pete Moorhouse on Setting Up Your Woodworking Area
Pete Moorhouse is the author of ‘Learning Through Woodwork: Introducing creative woodwork into the early years’ and is passionate about[...]
Greg Bottrill on Can I Go and Play Now?
Greg Bottrill is the author of ‘Can I go and play now? Rethinking the Early Years’.
Glenn Denny on Storytelling
Glenn Denny has been in childcare for over 20 years, mainly working in Scotland. He says that, despite the ever-changing[...]
Kim Hunter on the Love and Fear Spectrum
Kim Hunter has taught for 20 years in British Columbia Canada. Kim received the Prime Minister’s Award for Excellence in[...]
Sue Hartley and Katie Brennan on Yoga and mindfulness for children
Susan Hartley and Katie Brennan set up Yoginis Yoga Training Ltd in 2006 and have been delivering yoga sessions and[...]
Vanessa Gilliam on Experiencing Natural Environments
Vanessa Gilliam is an experienced and inspirational early years practitioner who specializes in providing babies and toddlers with unique natural[...]
Maggie Dent on Mothering Our Boys
Maggie Dent is Australia’s ‘queen of common sense’. Maggie has become one of Australia's favourite parenting authors and educators, with[...]
Rae Pica on Avoiding Behaviour Challenges in the Early Childhood Classroom
Rae Pica has been an education consultant, specializing in the development and education of the whole child, since 1980. She[...]
Louise Mercieca’s Summer Menu
Louise Mercieca is the host of the brand new resource for practitioners, educators, parents and grandparents - Early Years TV[...]
Kate Young on Safeguarding Issues
Kate Young helps independent practitioners working within child protection to navigate the family justice system.
Julie Mountain on Resilience in Japanese Early Years
Julie Mountain is qualified in landscape design and has specialised in supporting schools and early years settings so that they[...]
Ann Thompson on being Naturally Creative
Ann Thompson is an early years consultant who inspires settings to develop outstanding outdoor learning environments and practice. She has[...]
Ali McClure on From Stickers to Self-Regulation
Ali McClure is well known for her ‘making it better for boys’ courses and her book of the same title.[...]
Cindy Davenport on Young Children’s Sleep and Settling
Cindy Davenport is the Founding Director of Safe Sleep Space, based in Victoria, Australia.
Jo Fitzgerald on Resilience
Jo Fitzgerald is an experienced teacher, mum, blogger, author, and parent advisor, with many articles published in the media. She[...]
Wendy Duncan on Kamishibai and storytelling
Wendy Duncan and storytelling. Wendy was working as an English instructor on the beautiful island of Okinawa that Wendy first[...]
Barb O’Neill on Drama, Puppets and Story-telling
Barb O'Neill is passionate about empowering and supporting Early Years’ teachers.
Deb Blakley on Food, Body Peace and Children
Deb Blakley is an accredited, practising Dietitian and mum, who is passionate about kids learning to love food from birth[...]
Nicola Lathey on Speech and Language
Nicola Lathey is one of the top Speech and Language Therapists in the UK. She is the author of the[...]
Beth Thomas on Transitions
Beth Thomas is a 30-something Mum of two boys who has spent most of her life dreaming about the things[...]
Nikky Smedley and Puppet Sam on puppeteering
Nikky Smedley has been creating and performing work for children for four decades. She works as an education consultant offering[...]
Elizabeth Jarman on Communication Friendly Spaces
Elizabeth Jarman is an international, leading expert on learning environments, the creator of Communication Friendly Spaces and an award-winning author.
Lisa Brett on listening to young children and RAMPS
Lisa is the creator of the SeeMe.HearMe.KnowMe. tools, which are aimed at supporting practitioners in their listening practice and is[...]
Gwyn McCormack on strategies for supporting children with vision impairment
Gwyn McCormack is a Qualified Teacher of Vision Impairments, has spent many years as a teacher, first in mainstream secondary[...]
Kate Shelley on Tales Toolkit
Kate has worked in early years across Primary Schools, Nursery Schools and Children’s Centres. She is super passionate about children[...]
Penny Tassoni MBE on Understanding Children’s Behaviour
Penny Tassoni MBE is an education consultant, author, keynote speaker and trainer who specialises in the whole spectrum of learning[...]
Helen Battelley on Music and Movement and Diwali
Helen is an internationally renowned consultant, trainer and speaker in Physical Development/movement in Early Education who has been working as[...]
Stacey Kelly – Belief systems and Gratitude Movement
Stacey is a former teacher, a parent to 2 beautiful children & the Founder of Early Years Story Box.
Debbie Garvey on Children’s Wellbeing
In this video, Debbie Garvey talks specifically about the importance of listening to young children. Debbie has a background as[...]
Alice Sharp on making ordinary activities extraordinary
Alice Sharp is a trained primary school teacher who is passionate about doing the best for children. She loves her[...]
Dr Carolyn Blackburn on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder
Dr Carolyn Blackburn has worked in childcare and education for nearly 20 years and has established a reputation for supporting[...]
Mary Medlicott on Story-telling and story reading
In this interview, we discuss the practicalities of storytelling, how to prepare a session, advice for making sure it's engaging[...]
Sandi Phoenix and the Fun Cup
Sandi Phoenix of Phoenix Support for Educators talks about the Fun Cup in this week’s episode on Early Years TV.
Wendy Baker on nurturing relationships
Wendy is an Early Years consultant and trainer, who works with early years settings, pre-schools, playgroups, children centres and colleges.
Sonia Mainstone-Cotton on both practitioner’s well-being and listening to young children
In this episode, Sonia discusses how practitioners can effectively support their own wellbeing, using a number of methods. She also[...]
Rae Pica on Active learning Maths (or Math) in the Early Years
Rae Pica has been an education consultant, specializing in the development and education of the whole child and children’s physical activity,[...]
Dr Lala Manners on physical development and language development
The focus in this video is on the links between two critical areas of children's learning and development: physical development and[...]
Sandi Phoenix and filling the Love Cup for children and practitioners
Sandi Phoenix, from Phoenix Support for Educators, Australia, shared the Phoenix Cups Philosophy on the Personal, Social and Emotional Development[...]
Kate Young on Safeguarding
Kate Young is a safeguarding consultant and child protection lawyer. She is the founder of the Safeguarding Association, which is[...]
Christopher Phoenix on Well-Being for Practitioners
Christopher is the Wellbeing specialist for Phoenix Support for Educators (PSFE), as well as the company’s Business Development Manager. In[...]
Sir Michael Marmot on Health Inequalities and their Implication for Early Childhood
In this interview, world-leading expert on health inequalities Sir Michael Marmot discusses the effects of adverse childhood experiences on long-term[...]

Advanced Topics - Pedagogy and play, Phoenix Cups, Safeguarding, working with parents, schematic play, special educational needs and other more advanced topics for experienced practitioners.

Alison Featherbe and Louise Lloyd Evans on Nature and Sustainable Nurseries Against Plastic
In this interview, Alison and Louise explain how the routines and resources at Young Friends nursery encourage children to be[...]
Becky Poulter Jewson & Rebecca Skinner on the Speech Chain and Early Years practice
In this interview, we discuss speech and communication; the process of listening and speaking - often known as the speech[...]
Di Chilvers on Observations and the Development Map
In this interview we discuss why observations are so important for practitioners, for children and understanding what you are watching;[...]
Professor Peter Gray on Play, Parenting and Self Directed Education
In this Masterclass interview, Professor Gray explains three different parenting styles (trustful parenting, directive-domineering and directive-protective), their history and what[...]
Tom Shea on Play
In this interview, we discuss what children's play is and what this means for children; challenge, risk and freedom in[...]
Bev Bacon on the Key to Leadership
In this interview, we discuss the role of leadership in supporting practitioner's wellbeing, practitioners personal and professional development, including the[...]
Julie Revels on Risk, Resilience and Relationships
In this interview, we discuss risk factors in children's lives; how this may affect children's behaviour; the neuroscience during the[...]
Tamsin Grimmer on A Loving Pedagogy
In the interview, Tamsin explains the links between Professional Love and a loving pedagogy; Chapman and Campbell’s ‘love languages’; the[...]
Chanie Wilschanski on Supporting Staff in Early Years settings
In this interview, we discuss staff self-esteem and self-confidence, the teacher's 'confidence challenge', the gratitude matrix and Chanie's 'Ripple Effect'.
Louise Lloyd-Evans on Sustainable Nurseries Against Plastic
In this interview we discuss how to make your setting more sustainable, liaising with families to get the right message[...]
Dr Julian Grenier on Effective Research in an Early Years Setting
In this interview, Dr Grenier discusses the reasons for doing research in an Early Years setting, where to get reliable,[...]
Dr Christina MacRae on Investigating sensory-motor learning in two-year olds
In this interview, we discuss sensory-motor learning in two-year-olds, Froebel, slow-motion video as a research tool and parents as co-researchers. 
Dr Susan Hopkins on Shanker Self-reg® in Young Children
In this extended - 100th episode - Dr Hopkins explains the 5 domains of stress, the 5 steps of Shanker[...]
Mine Conkbayir on Neuroscience for Early Years practice
Mine Conkbayir discusses epigenetics, responses to stressors (our own and the children's), the 5 domains of self-regulation and the role[...]
Rachel Buckler on Children’s Online Safety
In this interview, Rachel discusses the current situation in Internet safety, contextual safeguarding, online risks for children, signs that children[...]
Dr Louise Mansell on Emotional Resilience and Emotional Regulation
Dr Louise Mansell is a Chartered Clinical Psychologist at ‘Beyond Psychology’. In this episode, she discusses emotional regulation and what[...]
Dr Andrew King on Science and Engineering in the Early Years
Dr Andrew King is an engineer and author of the ‘Engibears’ who really enjoys his family life, his work and[...]
Sandi and Christopher Phoenix on the Mastery Cup
Sandi Phoenix is the founding company director and principal facilitator at Phoenix support. Her framework the Phoenix Cups have revolutionized[...]
Dr David Whitebread on Achieving Quality in Early Childhood Education
Dr. David Whitebread recently retired as Founding Director of the Play in Education, Development and Learning (PEDAL) research center at[...]
Polly Ives on Concert Music for Young Children
Polly is a freelance concert presenter, workshop leader, trainer, cellist and teacher, based in Sheffield and working across the UK,[...]
Ruth Simmons on Versatile Play and Kitcamp
Ruth Simmons has been teaching for 17 years, and has been teaching in the Early Years for the last 6[...]
Louise Mercieca on Fun Ideas for Healthy Food
Louise Mercieca, host of EYTV’s Food Channel, is a personal trainer, which naturally led her to an interest in food[...]
Marie McKittrick on Medicines in Early Years Settings
Marie McKittrick is currently a trainer for the Early Years Hub.
Richard O’Neill – Master Storyteller
Richard is also the author of a number of children's books, and award-winning plays for adult audiences, a number of[...]
Carmen Powell on Books to support diversity in a setting
Carmen was born in Australia and brought up in Malta, moving to the UK in 1985 and is an award-winning[...]
Jo Wilson on the Aquatic Classroom
Jo Wilson is the founder of Aqua Sensory, who has created a unique program, which provides a rich mixture of[...]
Kathryn Albany-Ward on Colour-Blindness or Colour Vision Deficiency
Kathryn Albany-Ward established the CIC company Colour Blind Awareness after she discovered that her son was colour blind.
Ali McClure on Pedagogy, The Curriculum and Continuous Provision, Getting to Grips with Great Early Years Practice
Ali McClure is well known for her work on boys but more recently her focus is on how to bring[...]
Pete Moorhouse on Setting Up Your Woodworking Area
Pete Moorhouse is the author of ‘Learning Through Woodwork: Introducing creative woodwork into the early years’ and is passionate about[...]
Chanie Wilschanski on Directors Preparing for a New School Term
Chanie Wilschanski is the founder of Schools of Excellence and DiscoverEd, where she supports and helps leaders from all types[...]
Greg Bottrill on Can I Go and Play Now?
Greg Bottrill is the author of ‘Can I go and play now? Rethinking the Early Years’.
Deborah Carlisle Solomon on Babies and Resources for Infant Educarers (RIE ®)
Deborah Carlisle Solomon is an expert in the development and care of infants and toddlers and the author of “Baby[...]
Kim Hunter on the Love and Fear Spectrum
Kim Hunter has taught for 20 years in British Columbia Canada. Kim received the Prime Minister’s Award for Excellence in[...]
Sue Hartley and Katie Brennan on Yoga and mindfulness for children
Susan Hartley and Katie Brennan set up Yoginis Yoga Training Ltd in 2006 and have been delivering yoga sessions and[...]
Rebecca Maddix on Potty Training
Rebecca Maddix. With over 14 years experience within the childcare industry and a BA Hons degree in early years, Rebecca[...]
Maggie Dent on Mothering Our Boys
Maggie Dent is Australia’s ‘queen of common sense’. Maggie has become one of Australia's favourite parenting authors and educators, with[...]
Louise Mercieca’s Summer Menu
Louise Mercieca is the host of the brand new resource for practitioners, educators, parents and grandparents - Early Years TV[...]
Kate Young on Safeguarding Issues
Kate Young helps independent practitioners working within child protection to navigate the family justice system.
Julie Mountain on Resilience in Japanese Early Years
Julie Mountain is qualified in landscape design and has specialised in supporting schools and early years settings so that they[...]
Dr Pete King on The Play Cycle Research: Results edition
Dr Pete King has a background as a professional play worker and a PhD in Childhood Studies. He currently teaches[...]
David Wright reports on the World Forum on Early Care and Education 2019
David Wright is the National Representative for England for the World Forum on Early Care and Education. He is the[...]
Ali McClure on From Stickers to Self-Regulation
Ali McClure is well known for her ‘making it better for boys’ courses and her book of the same title.[...]
Cindy Davenport on Young Children’s Sleep and Settling
Cindy Davenport is the Founding Director of Safe Sleep Space, based in Victoria, Australia.
Thor Stibor on Timbernook, San Diego
Thor Stibor runs a Timbernook in San Diego, California. A husband and father of one, Thor is an outdoors adventurist[...]
Nicki Farrell on Wildlings Forest School
Nicki Farrell was raised on a farm in remote South Australia, Nicki's passions and expertise lie in outdoor recreation, educating[...]
Rachel Macbeth-Webb on Beatle Woods
Rachel Macbeth-Webb is founder of the Award Winning nursery that is totally outdoors – in the UK – Beatle Woods.
Ursula Krystek-Walton on neuroscience in the Early Years
Ursula Krystek-Walton . Ursula has been in the Early Years industry for over 20 years. She is the Head of[...]
Jo Fitzgerald on Resilience
Jo Fitzgerald is an experienced teacher, mum, blogger, author, and parent advisor, with many articles published in the media. She[...]
Barb O’Neill on Drama, Puppets and Story-telling
Barb O'Neill is passionate about empowering and supporting Early Years’ teachers.
Deb Blakley on Food, Body Peace and Children
Deb Blakley is an accredited, practising Dietitian and mum, who is passionate about kids learning to love food from birth[...]
Nicola Lathey on Speech and Language
Nicola Lathey is one of the top Speech and Language Therapists in the UK. She is the author of the[...]
Beth Thomas on Transitions
Beth Thomas is a 30-something Mum of two boys who has spent most of her life dreaming about the things[...]
Louise Mercieca on Healthy Eating ideas for children
In this interview, we discuss her book 'How Food Shapes Your Child'; healthy, nutritious and fun meal ideas; engaging parents[...]
Dr Pete King on the Play Cycle
Dr Pete King has a background as a professional play worker and a PhD in Childhood Studies. He currently teaches[...]
Professor John Siraj-Blatchford on Education for Sustainable Citizenship
Professor John Siraj-Blatchford is an Honorary Professor at the University of Plymouth, and works as an independent educational researcher, trainer[...]
Ali McClure on Making it Better for Boys
Ali McClure is well known for her ‘making it better for boys’ courses and her book of the same title.[...]
Alice Lewes on Leadership and Management
Alice is a passionate advocate of early years, who has been working in and around early years for the last[...]
Elizabeth Jarman on Communication Friendly Spaces
Elizabeth Jarman is an international, leading expert on learning environments, the creator of Communication Friendly Spaces and an award-winning author.
Lisa Brett on listening to young children and RAMPS
Lisa is the creator of the SeeMe.HearMe.KnowMe. tools, which are aimed at supporting practitioners in their listening practice and is[...]
Mine Conkbayir on Neuroscience in the Early Years
Mine Conkbayir is a lecturer, award-winning author and trainer, who has worked in the field of early childhood education and[...]
Gwyn McCormack on strategies for supporting children with vision impairment
Gwyn McCormack is a Qualified Teacher of Vision Impairments, has spent many years as a teacher, first in mainstream secondary[...]
Alistair Bryce-Clegg on Intergenerational Care
Alistair Bryce-Clegg was the Head teacher of three-form entry Infant school and Early Years Unit in Cheshire where he spent[...]
Sue Cowley on Differentiation
Sue Cowley is an experienced teacher, writer and presenter, whose specialisms are in the areas of behaviour management and creative[...]
Stacey Kelly – Belief systems and Gratitude Movement
Stacey is a former teacher, a parent to 2 beautiful children & the Founder of Early Years Story Box.
Dr Prospera Tedam on witchcraft labelling, safeguarding and the MANDELA model
Dr Prospera Tedam is a registered social worker with frontline practice experience in children and families social work. She has[...]
Debbie Garvey on Children’s Wellbeing
In this video, Debbie Garvey talks specifically about the importance of listening to young children. Debbie has a background as[...]
Professor Julie Fisher on Interacting or Interfering?
Prof Julie Fisher's latest book - ‘Interacting or Interfering?’ - draws on research into effective interactions between practitioners and children[...]
Dr Carolyn Blackburn on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder
Dr Carolyn Blackburn has worked in childcare and education for nearly 20 years and has established a reputation for supporting[...]
Mary Medlicott on Story-telling and story reading
In this interview, we discuss the practicalities of storytelling, how to prepare a session, advice for making sure it's engaging[...]
Denise Burke on Intergenerational Care
Denise Burke is the co-founder of United for All Ages and runs her consultancy business from Norfolk in the UK.
Sandi Phoenix and the Fun Cup
Sandi Phoenix of Phoenix Support for Educators talks about the Fun Cup in this week’s episode on Early Years TV.
Sandi Phoenix and the Freedom Cup
Sandi Phoenix of Phoenix Support for Educators talks about the Freedom Cup in this week's episode on Early Years TV.
Rachel Buckler on the Role of the Safeguarding/Child Protection Lead
In this interview, Rachel Buckler explains the crucial role of the Safeguarding/Child Protection Lead in an Early Years setting.
Lynnette Brock on Schema Play: Extending Thinking through Schemes
In this interview, Lynette Brock shows us a model she developed with John Siraj-Blatchford called the Zone of Proximal Development[...]
Sandi Phoenix and filling the Love Cup for children and practitioners
Sandi Phoenix, from Phoenix Support for Educators, Australia, shared the Phoenix Cups Philosophy on the Personal, Social and Emotional Development[...]
Sue Atkins on Partnering with Parents about Play
Sue Atkins has had over 10 years experience as a parenting coach and has raised two children of her own.[...]
Neil Leitch on Influencing Policymakers
Neil Leitch is the Chief Executive of the Pre-School Learning Alliance - the largest and most representative Early Years membership[...]
June O’Sullivan on Diversity in the Workplace
June O’Sullivan, MBE is a qualified Psychiatric Nurse and Social Worker and is passionate about children’s wellbeing, especially through equal[...]
Kate Young on Safeguarding
Kate Young is a safeguarding consultant and child protection lawyer. She is the founder of the Safeguarding Association, which is[...]
Christopher Phoenix on Well-Being for Practitioners
Christopher is the Wellbeing specialist for Phoenix Support for Educators (PSFE), as well as the company’s Business Development Manager. In[...]
Jennie Johnson on the Academy Model for Staff Development
In this interview, CEO of the Kids Allowed group of nurseries, Jennie Johnson, explains her approach to identifying talent and[...]
Sir Michael Marmot on Health Inequalities and their Implication for Early Childhood
In this interview, world-leading expert on health inequalities Sir Michael Marmot discusses the effects of adverse childhood experiences on long-term[...]

Leadership and Management - Leadership and management, staff, practitioner well-being and other topics specifically for managers and leaders in settings or those hoping to become one.

Dorothy Marlen on the Pikler Approach
In this interview, Dorothy explains what the Pikler approach is, what we can learn from it and why it is[...]
Alison Featherbe and Louise Lloyd Evans on Nature and Sustainable Nurseries Against Plastic
In this interview, Alison and Louise explain how the routines and resources at Young Friends nursery encourage children to be[...]
Becky Poulter Jewson & Rebecca Skinner on the Speech Chain and Early Years practice
In this interview, we discuss speech and communication; the process of listening and speaking - often known as the speech[...]
Penny Tassoni MBE on Self-efficacy
Penny Tassoni MBE is a well-known education consultant, author and trainer who specialises in the whole spectrum of learning and play[...]
Rachel Buckler on Identify, Help and Protect children in our care
In this interview, Rachel and I discuss how we use processes that identify need, help and protect young children in[...]
Professor Julie Fisher on Moving On: Transition to Year One
In this interview, we discuss why transitions are still a critical part of children's educational lives; the importance of a[...]
Kate Shelley on the Emotional Support of Storytelling
In this interview, Kate Shelley and I discuss how narrative or storytelling helps to support children's wellbeing; how this can[...]
Matt Arnerich on Marketing your Early Years setting
In this interview, we discuss websites, Facebook and social media advertising; branding; testimonials; ensuring you have the correct data to[...]
Professor Peter Gray on Play, Parenting and Self Directed Education
In this Masterclass interview, Professor Gray explains three different parenting styles (trustful parenting, directive-domineering and directive-protective), their history and what[...]
Ali McClure on Brilliant Behaviour
In this interview, we discuss strategies to support emotional wellbeing and meet those needs of children who are communicating through[...]
Tom Shea on Play
In this interview, we discuss what children's play is and what this means for children; challenge, risk and freedom in[...]
Alison Featherbe on the Positive Impact of Change
In this interview, we discuss some of the changes in the Early Years sector over recent months - the anxiety[...]
Bev Bacon on the Key to Leadership
In this interview, we discuss the role of leadership in supporting practitioner's wellbeing, practitioners personal and professional development, including the[...]
Julie Revels on Risk, Resilience and Relationships
In this interview, we discuss risk factors in children's lives; how this may affect children's behaviour; the neuroscience during the[...]
Sarah Seaman on Muddy Puddle Teaching
In this interview, Sarah explains the rationale behind the Muddy Puddle Teacher Approach; practical applications; how to meet the curriculum[...]
Julie Mountain on Designing an Effective Play Area
In this interview, we discuss how to assess and consider outdoor spaces that just aren't working; how to improve outdoor[...]
Chanie Wilschanski on Supporting Staff in Early Years settings
In this interview, we discuss staff self-esteem and self-confidence, the teacher's 'confidence challenge', the gratitude matrix and Chanie's 'Ripple Effect'.
Louise Lloyd-Evans on Sustainable Nurseries Against Plastic
In this interview we discuss how to make your setting more sustainable, liaising with families to get the right message[...]
Dr Julian Grenier on Effective Research in an Early Years Setting
In this interview, Dr Grenier discusses the reasons for doing research in an Early Years setting, where to get reliable,[...]
Kathryn Solly on Scientific Exploration
In this interview, Kathryn explains how important scientific language is, but how it must be relevant (and correct); the types[...]
Dr Susan Hopkins on Shanker Self-reg® in Young Children
In this extended - 100th episode - Dr Hopkins explains the 5 domains of stress, the 5 steps of Shanker[...]
Mine Conkbayir on Neuroscience for Early Years practice
Mine Conkbayir discusses epigenetics, responses to stressors (our own and the children's), the 5 domains of self-regulation and the role[...]
Rachel Buckler on Children’s Online Safety
In this interview, Rachel discusses the current situation in Internet safety, contextual safeguarding, online risks for children, signs that children[...]
Sandi and Christopher Phoenix on the Mastery Cup
Sandi Phoenix is the founding company director and principal facilitator at Phoenix support. Her framework the Phoenix Cups have revolutionized[...]
Dr David Whitebread on Achieving Quality in Early Childhood Education
Dr. David Whitebread recently retired as Founding Director of the Play in Education, Development and Learning (PEDAL) research center at[...]
Marie McKittrick on Medicines in Early Years Settings
Marie McKittrick is currently a trainer for the Early Years Hub.
Kathryn Albany-Ward on Colour-Blindness or Colour Vision Deficiency
Kathryn Albany-Ward established the CIC company Colour Blind Awareness after she discovered that her son was colour blind.
Ali McClure on Pedagogy, The Curriculum and Continuous Provision, Getting to Grips with Great Early Years Practice
Ali McClure is well known for her work on boys but more recently her focus is on how to bring[...]
Caroline Jens on Finding, Hiring and Retaining Talent
Caroline Jens has possibly a unique background - over 25 years of finance and ​nearly 10 years in child care,[...]
Cindy Davenport on Toddlers and Sleep
Cindy Davenport is the Founding Director of Safe Sleep Space, based in Victoria, Australia. She is a registered midwife, IBCLC[...]
Pete Moorhouse on Setting Up Your Woodworking Area
Pete Moorhouse is the author of ‘Learning Through Woodwork: Introducing creative woodwork into the early years’ and is passionate about[...]
Chanie Wilschanski on Directors Preparing for a New School Term
Chanie Wilschanski is the founder of Schools of Excellence and DiscoverEd, where she supports and helps leaders from all types[...]
Deborah Carlisle Solomon on Babies and Resources for Infant Educarers (RIE ®)
Deborah Carlisle Solomon is an expert in the development and care of infants and toddlers and the author of “Baby[...]
Kim Hunter on the Love and Fear Spectrum
Kim Hunter has taught for 20 years in British Columbia Canada. Kim received the Prime Minister’s Award for Excellence in[...]
Maggie Dent on Mothering Our Boys
Maggie Dent is Australia’s ‘queen of common sense’. Maggie has become one of Australia's favourite parenting authors and educators, with[...]
Louise Mercieca’s Summer Menu
Louise Mercieca is the host of the brand new resource for practitioners, educators, parents and grandparents - Early Years TV[...]
Kate Young on Safeguarding Issues
Kate Young helps independent practitioners working within child protection to navigate the family justice system.
Julie Mountain on Resilience in Japanese Early Years
Julie Mountain is qualified in landscape design and has specialised in supporting schools and early years settings so that they[...]
Dr Pete King on The Play Cycle Research: Results edition
Dr Pete King has a background as a professional play worker and a PhD in Childhood Studies. He currently teaches[...]
David Wright reports on the World Forum on Early Care and Education 2019
David Wright is the National Representative for England for the World Forum on Early Care and Education. He is the[...]
Ali McClure on From Stickers to Self-Regulation
Ali McClure is well known for her ‘making it better for boys’ courses and her book of the same title.[...]
Nicki Farrell on Wildlings Forest School
Nicki Farrell was raised on a farm in remote South Australia, Nicki's passions and expertise lie in outdoor recreation, educating[...]
Rachel Macbeth-Webb on Beatle Woods
Rachel Macbeth-Webb is founder of the Award Winning nursery that is totally outdoors – in the UK – Beatle Woods.
Ursula Krystek-Walton on neuroscience in the Early Years
Ursula Krystek-Walton . Ursula has been in the Early Years industry for over 20 years. She is the Head of[...]
Bridgit Brown on Award Winning Childminding
Bridgit Brown has built up her childminding business, based in Worthing, West Sussex, over the last 3 years, drawing on[...]
Kate Moxley on Practitioner’s Mental Health and Wellbeing
Kate Moxley has worked within the Early Years sector for over two decades and has both an Early Childhood Studies[...]
Beth Thomas on Transitions
Beth Thomas is a 30-something Mum of two boys who has spent most of her life dreaming about the things[...]
Louise Mercieca on Healthy Eating ideas for children
In this interview, we discuss her book 'How Food Shapes Your Child'; healthy, nutritious and fun meal ideas; engaging parents[...]
Dr Pete King on the Play Cycle
Dr Pete King has a background as a professional play worker and a PhD in Childhood Studies. He currently teaches[...]
Nikky Smedley and Puppet Sam on puppeteering
Nikky Smedley has been creating and performing work for children for four decades. She works as an education consultant offering[...]
Professor John Siraj-Blatchford on Education for Sustainable Citizenship
Professor John Siraj-Blatchford is an Honorary Professor at the University of Plymouth, and works as an independent educational researcher, trainer[...]
Ali McClure on Making it Better for Boys
Ali McClure is well known for her ‘making it better for boys’ courses and her book of the same title.[...]
Alice Lewes on Leadership and Management
Alice is a passionate advocate of early years, who has been working in and around early years for the last[...]
Elizabeth Jarman on Communication Friendly Spaces
Elizabeth Jarman is an international, leading expert on learning environments, the creator of Communication Friendly Spaces and an award-winning author.
Deborah Stewart on play based activities and environments
Deborah Stewart is passionate about children learning through play and has been in the field of early childhood education for[...]
Lisa Brett on listening to young children and RAMPS
Lisa is the creator of the SeeMe.HearMe.KnowMe. tools, which are aimed at supporting practitioners in their listening practice and is[...]
Mine Conkbayir on Neuroscience in the Early Years
Mine Conkbayir is a lecturer, award-winning author and trainer, who has worked in the field of early childhood education and[...]
Penny Tassoni MBE on Understanding Children’s Behaviour
Penny Tassoni MBE is an education consultant, author, keynote speaker and trainer who specialises in the whole spectrum of learning[...]
Alistair Bryce-Clegg on Intergenerational Care
Alistair Bryce-Clegg was the Head teacher of three-form entry Infant school and Early Years Unit in Cheshire where he spent[...]
Sue Cowley on Differentiation
Sue Cowley is an experienced teacher, writer and presenter, whose specialisms are in the areas of behaviour management and creative[...]
Dr Prospera Tedam on witchcraft labelling, safeguarding and the MANDELA model
Dr Prospera Tedam is a registered social worker with frontline practice experience in children and families social work. She has[...]
Debbie Garvey on Children’s Wellbeing
In this video, Debbie Garvey talks specifically about the importance of listening to young children. Debbie has a background as[...]
Alice Sharp on making ordinary activities extraordinary
Alice Sharp is a trained primary school teacher who is passionate about doing the best for children. She loves her[...]
Professor Julie Fisher on Interacting or Interfering?
Prof Julie Fisher's latest book - ‘Interacting or Interfering?’ - draws on research into effective interactions between practitioners and children[...]
Denise Burke on Intergenerational Care
Denise Burke is the co-founder of United for All Ages and runs her consultancy business from Norfolk in the UK.
Wendy Baker on nurturing relationships
Wendy is an Early Years consultant and trainer, who works with early years settings, pre-schools, playgroups, children centres and colleges.
Sonia Mainstone-Cotton on both practitioner’s well-being and listening to young children
In this episode, Sonia discusses how practitioners can effectively support their own wellbeing, using a number of methods. She also[...]
Sandi Phoenix and the Freedom Cup
Sandi Phoenix of Phoenix Support for Educators talks about the Freedom Cup in this week's episode on Early Years TV.
Joss Cambridge-Simmons’s top tips for children in a city and being a Manny
Joss Cambridge-Simmons gives top tips for taking children out and about in a big city, including the procedure needed when[...]
Rachel Buckler on the Role of the Safeguarding/Child Protection Lead
In this interview, Rachel Buckler explains the crucial role of the Safeguarding/Child Protection Lead in an Early Years setting.
Lynnette Brock on Schema Play: Extending Thinking through Schemes
In this interview, Lynette Brock shows us a model she developed with John Siraj-Blatchford called the Zone of Proximal Development[...]
Andy Mitchell’s Top Tips for Reception (Kindergarten) Teachers
Andy Mitchell is someone who I originally interviewed for the Men in Childcare podcasts, back in November 2014. I was[...]
Sandi Phoenix and filling the Love Cup for children and practitioners
Sandi Phoenix, from Phoenix Support for Educators, Australia, shared the Phoenix Cups Philosophy on the Personal, Social and Emotional Development[...]
Neil Leitch on Influencing Policymakers
Neil Leitch is the Chief Executive of the Pre-School Learning Alliance - the largest and most representative Early Years membership[...]
June O’Sullivan on Diversity in the Workplace
June O’Sullivan, MBE is a qualified Psychiatric Nurse and Social Worker and is passionate about children’s wellbeing, especially through equal[...]
Christopher Phoenix on Well-Being for Practitioners
Christopher is the Wellbeing specialist for Phoenix Support for Educators (PSFE), as well as the company’s Business Development Manager. In[...]
Jennie Johnson on the Academy Model for Staff Development
In this interview, CEO of the Kids Allowed group of nurseries, Jennie Johnson, explains her approach to identifying talent and[...]
Sir Michael Marmot on Health Inequalities and their Implication for Early Childhood
In this interview, world-leading expert on health inequalities Sir Michael Marmot discusses the effects of adverse childhood experiences on long-term[...]

Specialist Areas of Interest - Babies and the under 2s, maths, science, STEAM, outdoor play, nanny, childminder, music and other topics of interest to specific practitioners who focus on these areas. You can also use the search function on the main menu to find specific topics.

Dorothy Marlen on the Pikler Approach
In this interview, Dorothy explains what the Pikler approach is, what we can learn from it and why it is[...]
Alison Featherbe and Louise Lloyd Evans on Nature and Sustainable Nurseries Against Plastic
In this interview, Alison and Louise explain how the routines and resources at Young Friends nursery encourage children to be[...]
Becky Poulter Jewson & Rebecca Skinner on the Speech Chain and Early Years practice
In this interview, we discuss speech and communication; the process of listening and speaking - often known as the speech[...]
Penny Tassoni MBE on Self-efficacy
Penny Tassoni MBE is a well-known education consultant, author and trainer who specialises in the whole spectrum of learning and play[...]
Rachel Buckler on Identify, Help and Protect children in our care
In this interview, Rachel and I discuss how we use processes that identify need, help and protect young children in[...]
Professor Julie Fisher on Moving On: Transition to Year One
In this interview, we discuss why transitions are still a critical part of children's educational lives; the importance of a[...]
Kate Shelley on the Emotional Support of Storytelling
In this interview, Kate Shelley and I discuss how narrative or storytelling helps to support children's wellbeing; how this can[...]
Matt Arnerich on Marketing your Early Years setting
In this interview, we discuss websites, Facebook and social media advertising; branding; testimonials; ensuring you have the correct data to[...]
Professor Peter Gray on Play, Parenting and Self Directed Education
In this Masterclass interview, Professor Gray explains three different parenting styles (trustful parenting, directive-domineering and directive-protective), their history and what[...]
Ali McClure on Brilliant Behaviour
In this interview, we discuss strategies to support emotional wellbeing and meet those needs of children who are communicating through[...]
Tom Shea on Play
In this interview, we discuss what children's play is and what this means for children; challenge, risk and freedom in[...]
Alison Featherbe on the Positive Impact of Change
In this interview, we discuss some of the changes in the Early Years sector over recent months - the anxiety[...]
Bev Bacon on the Key to Leadership
In this interview, we discuss the role of leadership in supporting practitioner's wellbeing, practitioners personal and professional development, including the[...]
Julie Revels on Risk, Resilience and Relationships
In this interview, we discuss risk factors in children's lives; how this may affect children's behaviour; the neuroscience during the[...]
Sarah Seaman on Muddy Puddle Teaching
In this interview, Sarah explains the rationale behind the Muddy Puddle Teacher Approach; practical applications; how to meet the curriculum[...]
Julie Mountain on Designing an Effective Play Area
In this interview, we discuss how to assess and consider outdoor spaces that just aren't working; how to improve outdoor[...]
Chanie Wilschanski on Supporting Staff in Early Years settings
In this interview, we discuss staff self-esteem and self-confidence, the teacher's 'confidence challenge', the gratitude matrix and Chanie's 'Ripple Effect'.
Louise Lloyd-Evans on Sustainable Nurseries Against Plastic
In this interview we discuss how to make your setting more sustainable, liaising with families to get the right message[...]
Dr Julian Grenier on Effective Research in an Early Years Setting
In this interview, Dr Grenier discusses the reasons for doing research in an Early Years setting, where to get reliable,[...]
Kathryn Solly on Scientific Exploration
In this interview, Kathryn explains how important scientific language is, but how it must be relevant (and correct); the types[...]
Dr Susan Hopkins on Shanker Self-reg® in Young Children
In this extended - 100th episode - Dr Hopkins explains the 5 domains of stress, the 5 steps of Shanker[...]
Mine Conkbayir on Neuroscience for Early Years practice
Mine Conkbayir discusses epigenetics, responses to stressors (our own and the children's), the 5 domains of self-regulation and the role[...]
Rachel Buckler on Children’s Online Safety
In this interview, Rachel discusses the current situation in Internet safety, contextual safeguarding, online risks for children, signs that children[...]
Sandi and Christopher Phoenix on the Mastery Cup
Sandi Phoenix is the founding company director and principal facilitator at Phoenix support. Her framework the Phoenix Cups have revolutionized[...]
Dr David Whitebread on Achieving Quality in Early Childhood Education
Dr. David Whitebread recently retired as Founding Director of the Play in Education, Development and Learning (PEDAL) research center at[...]
Marie McKittrick on Medicines in Early Years Settings
Marie McKittrick is currently a trainer for the Early Years Hub.
Kathryn Albany-Ward on Colour-Blindness or Colour Vision Deficiency
Kathryn Albany-Ward established the CIC company Colour Blind Awareness after she discovered that her son was colour blind.
Ali McClure on Pedagogy, The Curriculum and Continuous Provision, Getting to Grips with Great Early Years Practice
Ali McClure is well known for her work on boys but more recently her focus is on how to bring[...]
Caroline Jens on Finding, Hiring and Retaining Talent
Caroline Jens has possibly a unique background - over 25 years of finance and ​nearly 10 years in child care,[...]
Cindy Davenport on Toddlers and Sleep
Cindy Davenport is the Founding Director of Safe Sleep Space, based in Victoria, Australia. She is a registered midwife, IBCLC[...]
Pete Moorhouse on Setting Up Your Woodworking Area
Pete Moorhouse is the author of ‘Learning Through Woodwork: Introducing creative woodwork into the early years’ and is passionate about[...]
Chanie Wilschanski on Directors Preparing for a New School Term
Chanie Wilschanski is the founder of Schools of Excellence and DiscoverEd, where she supports and helps leaders from all types[...]
Deborah Carlisle Solomon on Babies and Resources for Infant Educarers (RIE ®)
Deborah Carlisle Solomon is an expert in the development and care of infants and toddlers and the author of “Baby[...]
Kim Hunter on the Love and Fear Spectrum
Kim Hunter has taught for 20 years in British Columbia Canada. Kim received the Prime Minister’s Award for Excellence in[...]
Maggie Dent on Mothering Our Boys
Maggie Dent is Australia’s ‘queen of common sense’. Maggie has become one of Australia's favourite parenting authors and educators, with[...]
Louise Mercieca’s Summer Menu
Louise Mercieca is the host of the brand new resource for practitioners, educators, parents and grandparents - Early Years TV[...]
Kate Young on Safeguarding Issues
Kate Young helps independent practitioners working within child protection to navigate the family justice system.
Julie Mountain on Resilience in Japanese Early Years
Julie Mountain is qualified in landscape design and has specialised in supporting schools and early years settings so that they[...]
Dr Pete King on The Play Cycle Research: Results edition
Dr Pete King has a background as a professional play worker and a PhD in Childhood Studies. He currently teaches[...]
David Wright reports on the World Forum on Early Care and Education 2019
David Wright is the National Representative for England for the World Forum on Early Care and Education. He is the[...]
Ali McClure on From Stickers to Self-Regulation
Ali McClure is well known for her ‘making it better for boys’ courses and her book of the same title.[...]
Nicki Farrell on Wildlings Forest School
Nicki Farrell was raised on a farm in remote South Australia, Nicki's passions and expertise lie in outdoor recreation, educating[...]
Rachel Macbeth-Webb on Beatle Woods
Rachel Macbeth-Webb is founder of the Award Winning nursery that is totally outdoors – in the UK – Beatle Woods.
Ursula Krystek-Walton on neuroscience in the Early Years
Ursula Krystek-Walton . Ursula has been in the Early Years industry for over 20 years. She is the Head of[...]
Bridgit Brown on Award Winning Childminding
Bridgit Brown has built up her childminding business, based in Worthing, West Sussex, over the last 3 years, drawing on[...]
Kate Moxley on Practitioner’s Mental Health and Wellbeing
Kate Moxley has worked within the Early Years sector for over two decades and has both an Early Childhood Studies[...]
Beth Thomas on Transitions
Beth Thomas is a 30-something Mum of two boys who has spent most of her life dreaming about the things[...]
Louise Mercieca on Healthy Eating ideas for children
In this interview, we discuss her book 'How Food Shapes Your Child'; healthy, nutritious and fun meal ideas; engaging parents[...]
Dr Pete King on the Play Cycle
Dr Pete King has a background as a professional play worker and a PhD in Childhood Studies. He currently teaches[...]
Nikky Smedley and Puppet Sam on puppeteering
Nikky Smedley has been creating and performing work for children for four decades. She works as an education consultant offering[...]
Professor John Siraj-Blatchford on Education for Sustainable Citizenship
Professor John Siraj-Blatchford is an Honorary Professor at the University of Plymouth, and works as an independent educational researcher, trainer[...]
Ali McClure on Making it Better for Boys
Ali McClure is well known for her ‘making it better for boys’ courses and her book of the same title.[...]
Alice Lewes on Leadership and Management
Alice is a passionate advocate of early years, who has been working in and around early years for the last[...]
Elizabeth Jarman on Communication Friendly Spaces
Elizabeth Jarman is an international, leading expert on learning environments, the creator of Communication Friendly Spaces and an award-winning author.
Deborah Stewart on play based activities and environments
Deborah Stewart is passionate about children learning through play and has been in the field of early childhood education for[...]
Lisa Brett on listening to young children and RAMPS
Lisa is the creator of the SeeMe.HearMe.KnowMe. tools, which are aimed at supporting practitioners in their listening practice and is[...]
Mine Conkbayir on Neuroscience in the Early Years
Mine Conkbayir is a lecturer, award-winning author and trainer, who has worked in the field of early childhood education and[...]
Penny Tassoni MBE on Understanding Children’s Behaviour
Penny Tassoni MBE is an education consultant, author, keynote speaker and trainer who specialises in the whole spectrum of learning[...]
Alistair Bryce-Clegg on Intergenerational Care
Alistair Bryce-Clegg was the Head teacher of three-form entry Infant school and Early Years Unit in Cheshire where he spent[...]
Sue Cowley on Differentiation
Sue Cowley is an experienced teacher, writer and presenter, whose specialisms are in the areas of behaviour management and creative[...]
Dr Prospera Tedam on witchcraft labelling, safeguarding and the MANDELA model
Dr Prospera Tedam is a registered social worker with frontline practice experience in children and families social work. She has[...]
Debbie Garvey on Children’s Wellbeing
In this video, Debbie Garvey talks specifically about the importance of listening to young children. Debbie has a background as[...]
Alice Sharp on making ordinary activities extraordinary
Alice Sharp is a trained primary school teacher who is passionate about doing the best for children. She loves her[...]
Professor Julie Fisher on Interacting or Interfering?
Prof Julie Fisher's latest book - ‘Interacting or Interfering?’ - draws on research into effective interactions between practitioners and children[...]
Denise Burke on Intergenerational Care
Denise Burke is the co-founder of United for All Ages and runs her consultancy business from Norfolk in the UK.
Wendy Baker on nurturing relationships
Wendy is an Early Years consultant and trainer, who works with early years settings, pre-schools, playgroups, children centres and colleges.
Sonia Mainstone-Cotton on both practitioner’s well-being and listening to young children
In this episode, Sonia discusses how practitioners can effectively support their own wellbeing, using a number of methods. She also[...]
Sandi Phoenix and the Freedom Cup
Sandi Phoenix of Phoenix Support for Educators talks about the Freedom Cup in this week's episode on Early Years TV.
Joss Cambridge-Simmons’s top tips for children in a city and being a Manny
Joss Cambridge-Simmons gives top tips for taking children out and about in a big city, including the procedure needed when[...]
Rachel Buckler on the Role of the Safeguarding/Child Protection Lead
In this interview, Rachel Buckler explains the crucial role of the Safeguarding/Child Protection Lead in an Early Years setting.
Lynnette Brock on Schema Play: Extending Thinking through Schemes
In this interview, Lynette Brock shows us a model she developed with John Siraj-Blatchford called the Zone of Proximal Development[...]
Andy Mitchell’s Top Tips for Reception (Kindergarten) Teachers
Andy Mitchell is someone who I originally interviewed for the Men in Childcare podcasts, back in November 2014. I was[...]
Sandi Phoenix and filling the Love Cup for children and practitioners
Sandi Phoenix, from Phoenix Support for Educators, Australia, shared the Phoenix Cups Philosophy on the Personal, Social and Emotional Development[...]
Neil Leitch on Influencing Policymakers
Neil Leitch is the Chief Executive of the Pre-School Learning Alliance - the largest and most representative Early Years membership[...]
June O’Sullivan on Diversity in the Workplace
June O’Sullivan, MBE is a qualified Psychiatric Nurse and Social Worker and is passionate about children’s wellbeing, especially through equal[...]
Christopher Phoenix on Well-Being for Practitioners
Christopher is the Wellbeing specialist for Phoenix Support for Educators (PSFE), as well as the company’s Business Development Manager. In[...]
Jennie Johnson on the Academy Model for Staff Development
In this interview, CEO of the Kids Allowed group of nurseries, Jennie Johnson, explains her approach to identifying talent and[...]
Sir Michael Marmot on Health Inequalities and their Implication for Early Childhood
In this interview, world-leading expert on health inequalities Sir Michael Marmot discusses the effects of adverse childhood experiences on long-term[...]

All Episodes in chronological order