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Foundation Years

The latest news, policy and resources for early years professionals.

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Early Education

A national charity supporting early years practitioners with training, resources and professional networks, and campaigning for quality education for the youngest children.



PACEY is the Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years.  A charity dedicated to supporting everyone working in childcare and early years to provide high quality care and early learning for children and families. 

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Early Years Alliance

The Early Years Alliance is the largest and most representative early years membership organisation in England.

A registered educational charity, representing 14,000 members and supporting them to deliver care and learning to over 800,000 families every year.


Early Excellence

An established national leader of pedagogy, provision and practice, specialising in young children’s education. Championing the development of inspirational learning and teaching, offering expert advice, support and training to schools and settings across the UK. 

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Early Years Matters

To ensure ensure children receive the best opportunities right from the start in schools and settings. Promoting the well-being and achievements of children in the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and by supporting people who work with children to improve children’s life chances. 


Tamsin Grimmer

Education Director, Linden Learning 

Click here to find Tamsin's published books and articles 

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Kay Mathieson

Education Associate, Linden Learning 

Click here to find Kay's published books and articles 

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Annie Davy 

Education Associate, Linden Learning 

Annie's book is an easily accessible guide that will make outdoor learning more interesting and fun, while also supporting children's development of resilience and resourcefulness so that they can survive and thrive in the world as they grow.

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Jane Cook

Managing Director, Linden Learning 

Jane's book has been written for all leaders and aspiring leaders with responsibility for improving the quality of early years settings. It brings together current research and effective practice to provide you with the knowledge, understanding and skills you need to: motivate and get the best from your team; identify and develop your personal leadership style; clarify your vision for quality and set realistic but challenging goals; solve problems creatively.


Sonia Mainstone-Cotton

Education Associate, Linden Learning 

Sonia has worked with young children for 30 years specialising in working with 4 yr olds with social, emotional and mental health needs.  Sonia delivers training and has written many books.  

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