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Early Years Library

Early Intervention Foundation, Nuffield Foundation, PEDAL Centre


Ruptured school trajectories: understanding the impact of COVID-19 on school dropout, socio-emotional and academic learning using a longitudinal design

Stephen Bayley, Prof Paul Ramchandani, Research for Equitable Access and Learning (REAL) Centre, Addis Ababa University, RISE Ethiopia

Children's perspectives

What matters to children themselves when they start school?

Christine O'Farrelly, Ailbhe Booth (University College Dublin), Mimi Tatlow-Golden (The Open University), and Beth Barker

Mum and daughter laughing, with daughter putting her hands up to her mum's face

Supporting families with their children’s behaviour: The Healthy Start, Happy Start Study

Christine O’Farrelly, Hilary Watt, Daphne Babalis, Marian Bakermans-Kranenburg, Beth Barker, Sarah Byford, Poushali Ganguli, Ellen Grimas, Jane Iles, Holly Mattock, Julia McGinley, Charlotte Phillips, Rachael Ryan, Stephen Scott, Jessica Smith, Alan Stein, Eloise Stevens, Marinus van IJzendoorn, Jane Warwick, Paul Ramchandani.


Hands-on activities and children’s learning

Elizabeth Byrne, Paul Ramchandani, Kayleigh Skene, Thomas Chupein, Hanne Jensen, Celia Hsiao, Bo Stjerne Thomsen, Amy Jo Dowd


Links between mums’ mental health and children’s pretend play

Zhen Rao, Beth Barker, Christine O'Farrelly, and Paul Ramchandani


Coping with Changes: Supporting social and emotional learning in early childhood

Natalie Kirby, Elizabeth Byrne, and Paul Ramchandani


Play in the Pandemic: The impact of quarantine and restrictive environments on children’s play

Kelsey Graber, Elizabeth Byrne, Emily Goodacre, Natalie Kirby, Krishna Kulkarni, Christine O'Farrelly, and Paul Ramchandani.

Children's perspectives

Finding out more about our work in the PEDAL Centre…

Vicky Yiran Zhao, Krishna Kulkarni, Jenny Gibson, Sara Baker, and Paul Ramchandani