The Foundation Years Trust - Working with 0-5s

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FYT’s programme in the Wirral

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The Foundation Years Trust was established by the Birkenhead MP, the Rt. Hon Frank Field, following the publication of his influential report  on the importance of the Early Years in equalizing life chances.  

The report focused on the crucial years from birth to the first days of school, which are acknowledged to be the formative years physiologically, cognitively, socially and emotionally.  This is also the period when substantial gaps in development are embedded.  The report highlighted the powerful drivers of the home learning environment, parental warmth and sensitivity and parental well-being as three of the key influences on a child’s outcomes which can be strengthened through well designed interventions.    

FYT started working with families in Birkenhead in 2014.  In 2016 we began to work with nursery settings and we are now partnering with nurseries and schools across the Wirral borough.

We know that young children achieve more and are happier when early years educators work together with parents and share ideas about how to support and extend children’s learning. 

(Meade and Cubey 1995)

Our programmes are designed to help parents provide their children with a positive and creative learning environment at home. 

We recognise that the partnership between early years staff and parents is a massive force for good in early child development. We support early years settings to maximise the opportunity of that relationship.