Modern early years practice has it’s root in sound research into how children learn and develop in their formative years of life.
High quality Early Childhood Education draws on research into:

In recent years traditional Early Years practice has been further informed by development in neuroscience helping us to understand more fully the impact of physical, gross motor experience on brain development.
Reflective practice, based on observation of children engaged in free flow play, is at the heart of the work in the STEEP nursery schools.
We are working to further develop our informal action research approach to teaching and learning, through the work of our teaching school.

Current areas of research interest for STEEP include: