Every year, more research comes out that enhances our understanding of childrenâ€™s brain development, learning and attachments. There is no doubt that the first three years of a childâ€™s life isÂ the most significant time in their lives and that the experiences, both positive and negative, in this time shape a childâ€™s future. A childâ€™s brain goes from about 25% of adult size at birth to an amazing 80% at three years (Brainwave Trust, 2014). Continue reading »
Jacqueline Taylor, mum of two, has been working in Early Childhood Education for 19 years. She currently works for footsteps - a nationwide service offering home-based childcare and free 1:1 learning programmes to give children the best start. As a qualified ECE teacher, she is especially interested in working with under 3s to understand and help them develop a strong foundation for the future.