To help you support parents and carers at home with babies and young children.

Look, Sing, Say Play, was developed by the NSPCC

During a child's earliest years, their brain makes 1 million neural connections every single second. Positive, supportive experiences with parents and other adults are important to their brain development. But it’s not about just singing or talking at your baby. Brain-building happens when you and your little one are interacting with each other. It’s about taking a cue from them and reacting to what they’re doing. You could think of it like a game of tennis – going back and forth between the two of you.

Hungry Little Minds

Is a national campaign to support parents and childcare providers with activity based resources for children from birth to five. You will find video clips, activities, songs and stories to support children's literacy skills.

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Tiny Happy People 

Has been developed by the BBC to support children's communication skills. It has a wealth of fun practical activities, tips and advice for parents to support children whilst at home.

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National Professional Qualification for Early Years Leadership (NPQEYL)

The NPQEYL has been developed to increase knowledge of leadership in early years settings, strengthen staff approaches to teaching and learning, and support children whose development has been impacted by the pandemic.

Participants will gain skills and confidence so they can deliver high-quality education and care to support children’s development, become a better organisational leader and develop staff so they can reach their full potential.

The course is free, flexible and designed by sector experts to help professionals across the sector to develop their career.
More information about the NPQEYL and eligibility criteria can be found at: Early years leadership NPQ (