Revoke the high pressure EYFS reforms. Young children need real learning not rote learning

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Mary-Clare Endy
Jan 31, 2021
Children are children and shouldn't be treated as mini adults.

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Zara Harrington
Dec 5, 2020
I'm am and early years practitioner

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Anna Thomas
Dec 5, 2020
I'm a retired Nursery Teacher, children need stimulating and challenging activities to build their confidence and well being.

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Maureen Whitfield
Nov 22, 2020
I agree. We do need the more relaxed attitude to learning

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Rowan Smith
Nov 22, 2020
Our children deserve to have real and meaningful experiences prioritised over rote learning of facts. Without meaning these facts have no purpose and will be harder to reach and therefore lead to more children 'failing' at age 4/5, when they should be exploring and gaining real world knowledge.

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Lindsey Welch
Nov 22, 2020
The early years should be about the joy of discovery and allowing children to grow and develop at their own pace. Early childhood is not the time to focus on rote memorisation, factual recall or test preparation. Five year olds should never be judged as being “behind” based on arbitrary statements.

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Kate Price
Nov 3, 2020
I believe this is so important!

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Mathias Ejimadu
Oct 30, 2020
Oh yes cos children need real learning.

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Jenny Ellis
Oct 29, 2020
You know that I am right on the same kind of education for toddlers and young children, as you! x

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Davida Macdonald
Oct 28, 2020
Early years’ education is arguably the most important of all — discuss. An overwhelming yes from me.