The Foundation Years Trust - Working with 0-5s

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The Foundation Years Trust are delighted to have received donations from both Masonic Charitable Trust and the Johnson Foundation for our work in Wirral. 

We would like to extend huge thanks to the Trust for their support, which will help us continue to support our wonderful families!

Established by Birkenhead’s Peter Johnson, the Johnson Foundation works to promote education, health and the relief of poverty  in Merseyside.  The funding will help to support one of our Little Explorer groups in the coming year.  We are looking forward to working closely with Kate & Lorraine from the Johnson Foundation team!


Evidence from a number of sources suggests that parents have the greatest influence on children's outcomes.  The EYFS says those working in early years should support parents to continue their child's learning at home.  This training is for early years practitioners and is an opportunity to think about how we can develop effective relationships with parents, so they are fully involved in their child's learning and development. 

The programme has been designed to help delegates implement their learning at their setting.  

Introductory Price .. only £20 per person for FYT partners, £30 per person for non-members

Click here for more information or contact Anne Parker on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to register your interest in the next course (dates to be confirmed).

Previous News

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We're very excited to be taking our Little Magical World out and about this March! Come and see us on:

Wednesday18th March at Seacombe Library (from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. and 2 - 3 p.m.)

Thursday 26th March at Birkenhead Library (10-12 noon and 1-3 p.m.)

Friday 27th March at Birkenhead Library (10-12 noon)

With lots of fun - exploring stories together through imaginative play. For children aged 0-5 with their parent / carer.

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We had great fun on Arriva bus 409 last week, giving out goodie bags, telling stories and singing songs as part of National Story Telling week in February.

As part of our Hungry Little Minds campaign, the ceilings of two very special buses have been covered with things for parents to do with their little ones, turning an everyday activity like a bus ride into an opportunity to chat, play and sing together.  Have you seen one yet?  

Ben and Clarissa really enjoyed the ride and Clarissa especially loved her goodie bag and book! 

Some people hadn't even spotted the activities on the ceiling so don't forget if you hop on an Arriva bus on the Wirral, look up!

A huge thanks to Diane Mitchell & her team from Wirral libraries and Jo Simpson and her staff and volunteers in Seacombe Children Centre, for manning the buses for us.


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December saw the launch of our new Pop-Up World, an interactive, mobile play station for parents and children, to be used in our local community. Our first event had a magical theme. We launched at the Little Centre and had a great reception from those who attended.

We used an all-weather gazebo with a range of readily available resources.  The gazebo had three themes – Fairies, Witches and Wizards, and Magic.  We also had a Story Book Area and an arts and crafts station where children could create their own Spell Books.

We received fantastic feedback from parents and children, and are planning future events.


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Sophie has been an integral part of our team at Foundation Years Trust, forging brilliant relationships with parents and professionals, and adding so much to the team. We are really sorry to see her go, but wish her all the best in her new role as an Early Years Lecturer. Good luck Sophie and keep in touch! 

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The team at FYT had a lovely Christmas meal at the Open Door Centre in Birkenhead, and hope you had a good break. We're looking forward to another exciting year.