A New Direction is committed to supporting cultural education opportunities for all children and young people across the capital. As part of this, we are currently investigating the needs around cultural learning in the early years, to identify where we, and potentially others, could be most useful in supporting the sector over the coming years.
We know there is already great work happening in this area, from productive partnership working between early years settings and cultural organisations, to long-standing specialist support networks, and inspiring practice and pedagogy in settings. However, we also know that there are many areas where, whilst appetite to develop more cultural opportunities for young children might be strong, the capacity to do so is limited.
This new piece of research is designed to identify where strengths, opportunities, and needs lie. The research is being undertaken independently by World Pencil Ltd, who have a long track record of supporting early years cultural learning across England.
Consultation has now closed
Thank you to everyone who took part in one of our focus groups and completed the research survey.
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