Helen Moylett – ‘Getting it Right in the EYFS’

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Helen Moylett - ‘Getting it Right in the EYFS’

#TeamEarlyChildhood Podcast-  I am interviewing Helen Moylett

Helen Moylett is an independent early years consultant and writer. She has been head-teacher of an early years centre as well as working in schools and as a university lecturer. She was a Birth to Three Matters national trainer and from 2004-2011 she worked for the National Strategies and was centrally involved in developing the Early Years Foundation Stage and other national guidance. Helen was national lead for the Every Child a Talker programme.

She co-authored ‘Development Matters’ with Nancy Stewart and has written and edited several early years books – most recently Characteristics of Effective Early Learning: helping young children become learners for life (OU Press) and Active Learning (Practical Pre-School).

She is a Vice President of Early Education and tutors on the M.A. and PGCE courses at the Centre for Research in Early Childhood in Birmingham.

You can read Getting it Right in the Early Years Here:


Reflections on Broadhead (2009)

EYFS Coalition Chris Pascal slides for sharing

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4 thoughts on “Helen Moylett – ‘Getting it Right in the EYFS’”

  1. Vania Almeida

    It is always very inspiring to listen to Helen! Thank you Aaron for the opportunity. It made me reflect on the fact that perhaps we should include play as the big hat on the characteristics of effective learning in the main EYFS doc. Same struggle all the time but people in general do have to understand that children learn naturally, through play, engagement, and by taking part in life. The literature says it all but the practice seems to be a challenge still today. Thanks for making me reflect. There is a lot of us supporting Early Years and education and children’s rights so we just need faith!

  2. Interesting interview. A child’s natural language is play, so I argee that placing play at the centre of learning enables children to find their own solutions in ways that make sense to them. Thanks Aaron and Helen for sharing your wealth of experience.

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