Presentation of an action research project recording what young children have to say about the pandemic. This session was recorded as part of the Froebel Trust Conference in March 2021.

An exploration of the Froebel Storytelling Approach in support for young children through the Covid-19 pandemic.

The research presented in this recorded session was funded by the Froebel Trust.


Professor Tony Bertram & Professor Christine Pascal are Directors of the Centre for Research in Early Childhood (CREC) and hold several honorary professorships from UK Universities. With Prof. Ferre Laevers, they set up the European Early Childhood Education Research Association (EECERA) in 1991 and both have been editors of its SSCI-rated journal.

Professor Pascal was awarded the OBE by the Queen for her services to early childhood in 2001.

They have both been specialist advisers to the UK Government for more than 20 years. They have undertaken many national and international research projects for the UK Government, the OECD and charitable funders such as the Sutton Trust but their major interest is in rigorous and systematic professional enquiry which has meaning and relevance for practitioners. They have published widely and their major interest is in developing high quality services for young children and their families.

Recently they have undertaken several evidence reviews for the EYFS and the Early Years Workforce and are documenting the impact of the COVID-10 pandemic on children and families and on early years services.

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