Dr Sacha Powell presents a session at Manchester Metropolitan University. Social and cultural changes: how numbers tell a mixed story. Recorded in March 2020

Social and cultural changes: how numbers tell a mixed story


To what extent have social and cultural changes impacted the needs of children from birth to three? This recording is from a presentation by Dr Sacha Powell, CEO, Froebel Trust.

With a focus on early childhood education and care for babies, toddlers and two-year-olds it celebrates 20 years since the 'Birth to Three Matters Framework' was commissioned.

Topics covered in the recording include:

  • the rights of infants
  • data and knowledge gaps in England
  • the growth of scholarship about infant and toddler pedagogy
  • the accessibility of research

About Sacha

Sacha first joined the Froebel Trust in September 2018 as Director of Education, Research and Strategy. Sacha is an Honorary Professor of Early Childhood Education at the Education University of Hong Kong and was Director of the Research Centre for Children, Families and Communities at Canterbury Christ Church University from 2013-2018.

She has been an Early Years researcher since 1996, was a co-author of the Birth to Three Matters Review (DfES / Sure Start, 2003) and a principal investigator for The Baby Room research and development project (funded 2009-2012 by The Esmée Fairbairn Foundation), Mothers’ Songs in Daycare for Babies and Pedagogies of Care for One-Year-Olds in Four Countries projects (funded by The Froebel Trust in 2013 and 2017).

In recent years she has co-authored or co-edited many books and articles including the Routledge International Handbook of Theories and Philosophies of Early Childhood Education (2017), An Introduction to Early Childhood Studies for Sage (2017), and the Routledge International Handbook of Froebel and Early Childhood Practice (2018). In 2015, Sacha was elected Chair of the UK Association for Professional Development in Early Years (TACTYC) and she continues to be an active member of Early Years organisations and networks.