Brighton NQTs – Early Career Support

A resource for NQTs, RQTs and Alumni


EYITT resources

A range of useful documents, videos and websites for Early Years practitioners



Early Years Education PGCert with EYTS
Graduate Employment Based Route to Early Years Teacher Status (EYTS) with PG Cert (Level 7 credits)

Early Childhood Education and Care BA(Hons)
Full time (3 years)

Early Childhood Practice BA(Hons)
Part time (4 years)

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  • Early Education – The British association for Early Years Education offer support to all early childhood education practitioners
  • TACTYC promotes and advocates the highest quality professional development for all early years educators in order to enhance the educational well-being of the youngest children. They have also published their response to OFSTED’s proposed changes to the Initial Teacher Education (ITE) Inspection Framework and Handbook 2020 and question Ofsted’s focus on the approach to early reading exclusively through phonics.
  •  EYE- Early Years Educator is a website  for early years professionals looking for best practice advice, activity ideas and research-led features. It is designed to be user friendly, with articles labelled by EYFS theme, to help you quickly and easily find the information you need.
  • The Early Years Alliance offer information and advice, run training and aim to influence policy and practice in Early Years provision.
  • The Foundation Years website provides the latest news, policy and resources for Early Years professionals.


Planning resources

The BBC provide  free video and audio resources  for Early Learning covering a range of topics through stories, music, movement and songs.

Early Learning HQ provide EY teaching resources designed to engage, inspire and educate children.

Downloadable resources from Early Years Resources

There are further links to planning resources on the Primary Resources tab.

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

Physical Development

Speech, language and communication resources

Phased learning of Synthetic Phonics

Speech, language and communication resources

Resources to promote children’s literacy

Resources to promote children’s maths

Resources to promote Understanding the World

  • Technology in the early years – This resource includes advice and tips for parents on how to use technology with their child in the early years as well as videos to help early years practitioners plan for using digital technology effectively.

Resources to promote Expressive Arts and Design

Sustained Shared Thinking


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The Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage (2017) can be found on the government website 

The new Early Years Foundation Stage Profile (2021) can be found on the government website.

Reception Baseline Assessment

In response to the 2017 primary assessment consultation, the government announced plans to introduce a statutory reception baseline assessment (RBA) in autumn 2020. Due to the challenging circumstances faced by schools in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic, statutory introduction of the RBA has been postponed to Autumn 2021. Instead, schools have the opportunity to sign up to the RBA Early Adopter year in order to familiarise themselves with assessment materials before the RBA becomes statutory. Information about the new Reception Baseline Assessment can be found on the government website.

Foundation Years have provided links to all the published key documents including consultation summaries and responses, comparison tables to show key changes and the Early Adopter framework. They also have a webinar which covers:

  • EYFS reforms context and update
  • Scope of the consultation
  • Overview of the proposed changes
  • Supporting the workforce and implementation
  • Pilot findings: understanding and using the revised ELGs

Foundation Years also have a page dedicated to the Reception Baseline Assessment which includes links to all relevant documents, information videos and a webinar covering:

  • Background to the reception baseline assessment
  • Assessment development process
  • Pilot feedback
  • What happens next?

Development Matters in EYFS

The EYFS progress check at age two

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EYFS Documents

Data Protection (GDPR)

Early Years Qualifications


Early Years Pupil Premium

Health and Safety

First Aid

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Parents, Early Years and Learning

Working with parents

What to expect when?

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DBS Checks

Prevent Duty and Fundamental British Values

E-safety for young children


Eat Better, Start Better

Nursery Milk Scheme

Organisational sample policies 

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Early Years Inspection Handbook

Inspecting Safeguarding in Early Years

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We have no links with the following organisations for commerical gain.

Future Learn – range of course related to childhood and management

Early Years TV

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Eve Lumb
Senior Lecturer

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